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Texas dragged its feet in implementing the district court’s interim remedy in the Texas voter id case, which allowed voters without one of the right (narrow) forms of identification to vote in Texas elections. The state was so bad at … Continue reading ?
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Last week, Trump's Department of Justice backed a Texas voter ID law that remains reprehensible in its scope. The post Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger appeared first on Rewire.
Harking back to the Amendment One debacle: “We believe the public support for voter ID is sufficient, that clarifying it in the North Carolina Constitution as a requirement is something the people would support,” Lewis said. “So I think...Show More Summary
Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the department has pivoted away from objecting to strict versions of the legislation.
Federal courts have determined that Texas's voter ID law, SB 5, targets people of color for discrimination not once, not twice, but three times since 2011. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi, who first ruled against...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to halt further action against Texas for its voter identification law, saying a measure enacted last month by the Republican-controlled legislature fixed elements ruled discriminatory. In a brief filed on Wednesday at the U.S. District Court...
By Paul J. Weber / Associated Press The battle over voting laws is ongoing in Texas, where the Trump administration is pushing for voter ID restrictions that opponents argue are discriminatory.
The new version allows people without one of those IDs to cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit and bring paperwork showing name and address, such as a bank statement or utility bill. Democrats and minority rights group contend the...Show More Summary
DOJ’s position: Now that Texas passed a new law softening its voter id law, there’s nothing more the court should do. No need to find Texas acted with a discriminatory purpose, no need for an injunction, further judicial supervision, or … Continue reading ?
By Topher Sanders / ProPublica Former state Sen. Dale Schultz laments his support for tighter voter rules and reconfiguring districts and says he’s happy the Supreme Court will weigh partisan gerrymandering.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, as Missouri Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft appeared as a guest, co-host Chris Cuomo wrongly claimed that Missouri Republicans were pushing new voter ID efforts during an election as he suggested...Show More Summary
ProPublica interview with former WI legislator Dale Schultz: The Republicans pushing the voter ID effort cited voter fraud as a concern and a reason to tighten voting rules and requirements. Did anyone ever show you compelling evidence of that? No, in … Continue reading ?
Donald Trump's baseless contention that anywhere from 3 to 5 million people voted illegally led to his dubious "Election Integrity" commission, headed by Mike Pence and anti-immigrant and voter ID law advocate Kris Kobach. Now Trump has tapped another crusader for restricting voting rights to sit on the panel, Hans Von Spakovsky. Show More Summary
Judge orders briefs, but no new evidentiary hearing. … Continue reading ?
The group hopes to mandate voter ID and dismantle public education, among other goals. A billionaire-backed “movement” is dangerously close to calling a constitutional convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. If...Show More Summary
Texas Tribune considers whether the redistricting and voter id cases will lead to federal courts putting Texas’s voting rules back under federal supervision. … Continue reading ?
An Ellis County jury convicted Tyron Davis Friday of voter fraud. Davis will be forced to surrender his license and resign from office but he will not face jail time, The Dallas Morning News reported. He was caught during the election of helping Waxahachie nursing home residents fill out requests...
A report from a voting rights advocacy group shows that hundreds of Texas voters were delayed or turned away entirely during the 2016 presidential election because of confusion over the … Click to Continue »