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Does President-Elect Trump Have an Interest in Working for Free Voter IDs?

From this NY Times story on tensions between the president elect and African-Americans, and a meeting with Martin Luther King III: Mr. King said the session, which included a discussion about voting rights, had been “constructive,” and described Mr. Trump … Continue reading ?

Supreme Court, Granting 16 Cases, Says Nothing About Texas Voter ID Case: Tea Leaves

Here is today’s Court’s order. What does it mean that there was no order on Texas, despite the fact that the cases was considered and then relisted from last week? It could mean that as early as Tuesday (when the … Continue reading ...

Potentially Good News in Iowa: “Voter ID plan isn’t aimed at election fraud, Pate says”

Des Moines Register: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate on Thursday defended his new voter identification proposal as an effort to improve administrative efficiency — not to prevent fraud or disqualify voters. And he said he’d oppose any efforts by … Continue reading ?

7th Circuit Cancels Oral Argument in Both WI Voter ID Cases

In both Frank v. Walker and One Wisconsin now, this order with no explanation of if/when argument will be rescheduled: ORDER: The court, on its own motion, ORDERS that oral argument in this appeal set for Tuesday, 01/17/2017 is VACATED. … Continue reading ?

Trump's pick for attorney general says it doesn't appear that voter ID laws are discriminatory

Sessions will recuse himself from Clinton-related investigations if confirmed as attorney general Jan. 10, 2017, 11:05 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Sessions will recuse himself from matters involving Hillary Clinton as...

Texas Voter ID Cert Petition Relisted for Friday’s #SCOTUS Conference

So noted on the docket. What does this mean?  It could mean the Court will agree to hear the case,, but that’s no sure thing just from a relist. We’ll just have to sit tight and wait. … Continue reading ?

North Carolina Files Supreme Court Cert. Petition in Major Voting Law Case; What Happens Now with Democratic Gov. and AG?

Back in July, the Fourth Circuit struck down  North Carolina’s “monster” voting law, a law which among other things imposed a strict voter id requirement (later watered down in the face of litigation), cutback early voting, killed same day voter … Continue reading ?

Despite few reports of election fraud, Iowa GOP moving ahead on voter ID law

Three weeks before the 2016 election, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate pushed back hard on the idea that the vote could be “rigged.” At the time, the rumor of an unfair vote was being stoked by Donald Trump, the presidential nominee of Pate's party, who was solidly ahead in Iowa polls. Anyone worried about […]

Iowa: “State funding too tight for unnecessary Voter ID

Lynda Waddington: As telegraphed by key GOP lawmakers last month, a key component of Pate’s upgrades is Voter ID. This piece requires voters to produce approved forms of identification before casting ballots. Pate suggests Iowa-issued driver’s licenses, military-issued identification cards … Continue reading ?

“Iowa’s top election official announces voter ID bill”

AP:  Iowa will require voters to show identification at the polls under a bill announced Thursday by the state’s top election official, and Republicans in the new GOP-controlled Legislature have indicated a willingness to pass it. The legislation mirrors voter … Continue reading ?

Voter Fraud Isn't A Problem In Iowa, But Republican Pushes An ID Law Anyway

Iowa’s secretary of state is calling for voter ID requirements despite any evidence that voter fraud is a problem in Iowa or across the country. Secretary of State Paul Pate, a Republican, said in a speech Thursday that all Iowa voters should be required to show identification when they vote. Show More Summary

Voter ID Laws Are So Last (Election) Season”

Bloomberg BNA: Elections have consequences, and frequently they’re changes in election law. New state legislatures often “rethink” election laws once in office, Edward B. Foley, director of Election Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, … Continue reading ?

No, Voter ID Didn't Cost Clinton The Election Either

After the Christmas holiday, outgoing Labor Secretary and 2016 Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Tom Perez said that the party...

US DOT Settles with Alabama over Access to Drivers License Offices, Relevant to Voter ID

Release: After a year-long investigation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has reached an agreement with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to ensure that driver licensing services in the state will … Continue reading ?

Texas GOP elector says he couldn’t vote amid voter ID confusion

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Chris Suprun, a Texas Republican elector, caused a stir this year by raising the possibility that he would cast his Electoral College ballot for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump. Journalists bombarded the Dallas man with questions following his admission. Among them: For whom did he...

As U.K. Tightens Voting Rules, Critics Say Labour and the Poor Will Suffer

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The government announced plans to fight voter fraud by requiring voters to show official ID, tightening rules on absentee ballots and preventing political activists from handling such ballots.

Former Mayor of London Slams British Voter ID Scheme

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

A former Mayor of London has slammed a trial scheme that will see British voters asked for identification at the polling station. Under the plans, designed to combat electoral fraud, some voters at the 2018 local elections will haveShow More Summary

Virginia Voter ID Law Unanimously Approved By Federal Appeals Court

Perhaps lost in headlines as of late is the recent news that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Virginia’s voter ID law. A separate panel of the same court tossed out a stricter North Carolina voter identification law in July, and the Supreme Court — which is... Show More Summary

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