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MSNBC's Chris Matthews Uses Selma Anniversary to Bash Voter ID Laws

He's at it again. On his March 5 Hardball program in a segment with Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) about the 50th anniversary of the Selma march for voting rights, Hardball host Chris Matthews slammed as racially-motived GOP efforts for establishing voter ID laws.

Hundreds Of Texas Voters Were Disenfranchised By Voter ID

The report also found that one in ten voters who lacked ID were senior citizens or disabled. The post Hundreds Of Texas Voters Were Disenfranchised By Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Poll: Voter ID Laws Had Minimal Impact On University Student Voting

After the 2014 election Democrats pounced on some reports of voting difficulties, specifically among North Dakota university systems. The state’s universities are one of the few solid voting blocs Democrats have in North Dakota, and they claimed that changes made to voter identification requirements were aimed at making it more difficult for students to vote....

Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court

Republicans could win the right to gerrymander Arizona's congressional districts, only to lose voter ID laws and similar efforts at voter suppression enacted via initiative. The post Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

US State Must Reject Voter ID Law to Protect Constitutional Rights - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union stated that the US state of Maine must reject a proposed voter identification law in order to uphold Constitutional voting rights.

America’s election nightmare: How voter ID, gerrymandering & fundraising made us a laughingstock

Here's what happens when you suppress votes, draw districts to favor incumbents and allow the rich to buy elections

Progressive Fundamentalist John Legend Has The Audacity To Compare "Civil Rights Era Selma" To Present Day "Voter ID" And "South Side Of Chicago"

I Credit John Legend. In Order To Avoid Being Cast As One Of The 1% Forces That Are Imposing "American Capitalistic Entertainment Culture" That Is Destroying The "Aboriginal Musical And Entertainment Culture" In Various African Nations...Show More Summary

Fox reporter to John Legend: Shut up about civil rights because ID laws make more blacks vote

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Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters suggestion on Monday that singer John Legend had been wrong to complain about civil rights during his Oscars speech because black voter participation had gone up after Republican-controlled legislatures made it tougher to vote. The hosts of Outnumbered —...

John Legend And Common Fight Voter ID In Oscar Speech

“Selma is now,” proclaimed Legend. Common described how he and Legend were asked to perform their song, “Glory”, on the actual bridge in Selma where Dr. Martin Luther King‘s historic march took place. “This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol of change,” he said. “The spirit of [...]

John Legend Takes on Voter ID and Overcriminalization in Oscar Victory Speech

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Sharing the Academy Award for Best Original Song, rapper Common and singer John Legend drew parallels between the events portrayed in Selma and pretty much every fight for democracy and civil rights happening throughout the world.

As Voter ID Advances, Colorado Secretary of State Admits Voting Restrictions Block Eligible Voters

One of the thousands of ballots rejected in the past election belonged to the Secretary of State's 19-year-old daughter. The post As Voter ID Advances, Colorado Secretary of State Admits Voting Restrictions Block Eligible Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Official Wants Power to Prosecute Fraud That Doesn’t Exist

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), “the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he [...] The post Official Wants Power to Prosecute Fraud That Doesn’t Exist appeared first on Political Wire.

House Votes To Remove Student Certificates From Voter ID Laws

Today the House passed HB1333 on a 66-24 vote after a floor debate focused on the removal of student certificates as a valid ID. Student certificates were printouts produced by the university system for students vouching for their eligibility to vote. These were authorized by the Secretary of State’s office last election, but with this...

NC Senator: Starbucks Workers Shouldn't Have To Wash Hands After Bathroom Break

New Sen. Tillis worked when he was a state legislator to push much-needed policies like voter ID legislation, cuts to unemployment benefits, tax cuts for the wealthy, and abortion restrictions. Now this putz says that forcing food workers...Show More Summary

Argument Against Voter ID Seems Kind Of Insulting To College Students

Rep. Randy Boehning has introduced HB1333 which, if passed, would eliminate the use of student certificates which caused so much confusion during the last election and instead add things like bills or bank statements to serve as identification to vote. I think Boehning’s bill goes a bit too far in allowing some of these other...

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 4 Highlights- DUI Checkpoints, Taxes, Guns in Schools, Common Core Testing, Voter ID, Governor’s Mansion, and Annual Sessions

Monday starts week 4 of the 64th Legislative Assembly, and by this Friday close to 24% of the Constitutionally-authorized 80 days will have passed. More importantly, they are roughly at the halfway mark before crossover. The House has introduced 474 bills and 18 resolutions. They have passed 69 and five (respectively), failed 11 and one,...

Limbaugh Rehashes Debunked Myth To Claim Granting DREAMers Driver's Licenses Is A Democratic Voter Fraud Scheme

From the January 23 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: U.S. Judge Says 'Dreamers' Can Keep Driver's Licenses Previously: Fox Pushes Baseless Fear That Having IDs Will Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Vote AZ Immigrant Driver's License Ban Fox Championed Inadvertently Affects U.S. Show More Summary

New Mexico Senator Proposes Voter ID Plan To Scan Voters’ Eyeballs Or Thumbprints

Republican State Senator and Minority Whip Bill Payne says his plan is the "least intrusive" way to prevent voter fraud. The post New Mexico Senator Proposes Voter ID Plan To Scan Voters’ Eyeballs Or Thumbprints appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The truth about voter ID laws

Laws requiring photo identification for voting are one of the most contentious areas of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans argue that they are essential to protect the integrity of elections by preventing ballot fraud. Democrats say they are a cynical effort to suppress...

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