This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades • Wisconsin lawmakers sparring over voter suppression laws: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to see a voter ID law in place “before the next election.”...Show More Summary
Without having to show ID to vote, anyone can go and vote in the place of a dead person. That’s the case in Michigan where a dead woman votes in Detroit. The case of a Michigan woman whose mummified body was found years after her death is getting even more bizarre. Show More Summary
Brazile: “Our goal is to play offense so that we are out there in the states to expand voter registration opportunities for early voters.”
North Carolina's new Voter ID law came under assault last week from Van Jones, a Democrat and host of CNN's "Crossfire." During the broadcast, which featured North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory as a guest, Jones said the new law was a means...Show More Summary
Early voting turnout in Texas’ top 15 counties slightly improved in the 2014 primary season—compared to similar 2010 and 2006 returns. Given State of Texas data, the new voter ID law currently under attack from the U.S. Department of Justice has not appeared to have negatively affected turnout at this point. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
With the Supreme Court in full swing, Monday was a busy day for denials (just take a look at the order list). One of the cases denied cert. was a case originating in the Seventh Circuit, and one of a trio of cases the SCOTUSblog likes to call the "washing machine"......
At the state level, Republican legislating comes in waves. After the 2010 midterms, there was a big wave of voter ID laws. For a while, it seemed as if every Republican-controlled state in the union had suddenly decided to pass the exact same laundry list of provisions designed to minimize the turnout of Democratic voters. Show More Summary
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act at a Black History Month event Tuesday and said that voter...
On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden blamed “hatred” as the motivating force behind voter identification laws in states such as North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. Biden wants new laws to block “former slave holding states in the south” from discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he hopes Congress will pass new legislation to modernize the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter what he called the "hatred" behind voter identification laws in states such...
Early voting for the March Primary Election began today with Texas’ voter ID law enjoying full enforcement, despite U.S. Department of Justice objections in federal court. Just as Texans experienced in the 2013 Constitutional Election, voters must present an approved photo ID to cast a regular ballot at their polling place. Show More Summary
Oregon Has Spent 304 Million On Obamacare Website, Yet To Enroll One Person RGA Takes An Early Shot At Walker's Opponent Bevin's No Hypocrite, But His Bailout Explanation Doesn't Wash When Eminent Domain Is Just Theft Voter ID And.....
I wonder what Cathy Engelbrecht from True the Vote would say to this 80-year old woman who just wants to cast her vote the way she has in every election before the last one. Both times she tried, she was told there was something else,...Show More Summary
Moe Lane earlier discussed the remarkable hypocrisy of a march against voter ID in North Carolina requiring participants to bring their photo ID cards to the event. I’m not sure “hypocrisy” is quite the right word, although it has been widely used in connection with this story. Show More Summary
You can’t make this stuff up. In North Carolina, the NAACP scheduled a march to protest “racist” voter ID laws. But as one keen observer points out, they are asking marchers to bring a photo ID to participate. #MoralMarch will protest NC's new "racist" #VoterID, but you're req'd to bring photo ID to the march.... Show More Summary
Remember this: having to have an ID to vote is raaaacist. But apparently, having to have an ID to join a protest about voter ID is… not? That is what the NAACP decided this month in Raleigh, North Carolina. Blogger Sister Toldjah has the story of the “Moral March” that the NAACP is organizing in […]
The heck of it is: these are all good rules for marchers. #MoralMarch will protest NC’s new “racist” #VoterID, but you’re req’d to bring photo ID to the march. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/w14mzejdSn — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 8, 2014 Sensible advice all around. Show More Summary
The argument that it’s “racist” to require voters to show photo ID at the polls is ludicrous on its face. People in this country have to show photo ID when they buy alcohol, board a plane, open a bank account…or participate in an NAACP...Show More Summary