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As Courts Strike Down Discriminatory Voter ID Laws, RNC Delegates Cry ‘Voter Fraud’

Delegates from Wisconsin and Texas said the recent rulings will compromise the integrity of elections. The post As Courts Strike Down Discriminatory Voter ID Laws, RNC Delegates Cry ‘Voter Fraud’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

PROOF Of Liberal Hypocrisy On Voter ID…. [MEME]

Wow…we are in some serious danger if Hillary gets into the White House. We have got to get a Republican in there, or else we are doomed. Via Sierra Marlee:

Breaking: Wisconsin Will Go to 7th Circuit to Block Softening of Voter ID Law: What’s Next?

Wisconsin will seek to reverse the order of the federal district court from earlier this week requiring election officials to allow those who lack the right form of ID to vote in WI elections to be able to vote upon signing … Continue reading ?

Texas Voter ID Law Deemed Unconstitutional by 5th Circuit

The Fifth Circuit has just ruled that a Texas law requiring persons to produce a government-issued ID before casting their ballots is discriminatory and is in violation of the Voting Rights Act, according to Reuters. What is most surprising is that this circuit court is generally known to be one......

“Adelman provides a necessary safety net for voters”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial: Wisconsin’s voter ID law was a mistake from the start; a political talking point dressed up as policy, aiming to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. And although the law isn’t particularly onerous for most people, there … Continue reading ?

Voting Rights Activists Just Won a Big Fight in the Heart of Texas

Voting rights advocates, the Department of Justice and a string of other plaintiffs enjoyed a rare victory this week when a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation, disproportionately hurts minority voters, and ordered interim relief in time for the November elections. Show More Summary

“In Texas, Fixing Voter ID Law Ruled to Be Discriminatory Will Be Tricky Task”

NYT: Ever since Texas’ strict voter identification law was passed in 2011, Democratic lawmakers and minority groups had focused on how to get it struck down. This week, after a federal appeals court ruled that the law discriminated against minorities, … Continue reading ?

Why a Loss on NC Voter ID Would Look Like a Win in Texas

Just a short note to point out how the goalposts have moved. Plaintiffs in the Texas voter id case yesterday were claiming victory after the Fifth Circuit en banc held that Texas’s strict voter id law violated Section 2 of … Continue reading ?

Breaking: Trial Court in Texas Voter ID Case Sets Forth Softening Parameters, Timing

Wasting no time, this scheduling order from the trial court also includes the contours of what a softening rule must look like: It is further ORDERED that any plan for interim relief must include terms regarding the following: ? All … Continue reading ?

Texans can use affidavits or postcards to vote after court strikes down ID law

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Some Texas voters may need to show a state postcard listing them on the election roll to cast ballots in November elections after a U.S. appeals court found the state’s voter ID was discriminatory, specialists said on Thursday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday...

Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas

This makes two voting rights victories in as many days for voting rights advocates. A federal judge on Tuesday in Wisconsin ruled that voters who unable to comply with the state's photo ID requirement would be allowed to vote in the November's election. The post Voting Rights Advocates Notch Another Win, This Time in Texas appeared first on Rewire.

“What Texans Can Expect After Wednesdays’ Voter ID Ruling”

I talked with Texas Standard, part of Texas Public Radio. … Continue reading ?

More Texas Voter ID Stories and Releases

Austin-American Statesman Texas Tribune NAACP LDF Center for American Progress       … Continue reading ?

“Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law”

Pam Fessler reports for NPR. She says Texas has not yet decided whether or not to appeal to the Supreme Court.  I explained yesterday why such an appeal would have long odds. … Continue reading ?

Morning Docket: 07.21.16

The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, rules that Texas's voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act by having discriminatory effects on minority voters (but remands on the issue of discriminatory purpose). [How Appealing] It appears that yes, Roger Ailes is on his way out at Fox News -- thanks in part to the work of lawyers from Paul, Weiss. Show More Summary

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