The greatest gift that the "Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser" has to give to the larger "Post-Racial Progressive Fundamentalist Alliance" - is that they are able to take COMPLEX ISSUES - both foreign and...Show More Summary
MORE OF THAT “MYTHICAL” VOTER FRAUD: Democrat PA Legislators Indicted for Voter ID Bribes.
Voter suppression via voter ID laws aren’t providing Republicans with enough votes, especially since many states have seen them overturned. So, the next line of attack appears to be the electoral college. Paul Rosenberg at Salon: Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to [...]
Calling gay people a “health risk.” Pushing climate change denial in schools. Supporting controversial Voter ID laws. Doubling down on Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. These are among the uglier stances taken by the American Legislative Executive Council or ALEC. Show More Summary
The left is all balled up in knots over the false claim that voter ID laws are meant specifically to “suppress” the vote of minorities and to swing elections to the GOP. This is a lie. And even The New York Times essentially agrees that this is a lie. Show More Summary
THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED: Voter ID Laws Don’t Suppress Minority Voters.
Hey kids, want to learn how to rig an election? You could try to bribe ballot counters or conjure some intricate voter ID scam. But why bother when there’s a perfectly legal way to ensure the outcome of countless Congressional races across America: Redistricting. Show More Summary
On voter ID laws and non-citizen voting.
Voter ID laws don’t swing elections, except in rare, very-close races, reports Nate Cohn. …the so-called margin of disenfranchisement — the number of registered voters who do not appear to have photo identification — grossly overstates the potential electoral consequences of these laws. These figures overstate the number of voters who truly lack identification. Those [...]
229 voters in Houston’s Harris County, 27 in San Antonio’s Bexar County, and 99 in Dallas County had 99. The post Texas Threw Out At Least 500 Ballots Because Of Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Republican-led voter-ID laws may be pernicious, but Nate Cohn says there are three reasons to think their actual electoral impact is overstated: To begin with, the true number of registered voters without photo identification is usually much lower than the statistics on registered voters without identification suggest. Show More Summary
Provisional ballots cast by nearly 500 voters in Texas on Nov. 4 never became official -- part of the fallout from the state’s tough voter ID law
Less than two weeks after they won a majority in the state legislature, Republican lawmakers are already writing bills that would require photo identification to vote. The post Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Early data suggest new "discriminatory," "unconstitutional" voting restriction seems to have worked well for GOP
Here's an amazing fact: candidates and outside groups spent $117 million on the 2014 Senate race in North Carolina alone. Eight Senate races cleared the $50 million mark, a sum which would have about covered an entire presidential race in 1996. Show More Summary
A majority of those who voted in the poll last week foolishly think voter ID laws are about preventing fraud. The real motivation is to keep those who typically vote Democratic from voting: A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay...
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In this November 6, 2012 file photo, a voter holds their voting permit and ID card at the Washington Mill Elementary School near Mount Vernon, Virginia. Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Show More Summary
Barack Obama’s Attorney General pick is just as racist as his previous pick. Loretta Lynch told a crowd last year that voter ID laws are racist and must be stopped. “50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after … Continue reading ?
Last week, we reported about Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander, a "rising star" among Republicans who caught caught using taxpayer money to send out a newsletter falsely informing people that they needed a photo ID to vote,...Show More Summary
Voter ID laws target students and the young -- it's an active campaign to keep twentysomethings from the polls