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New Study Shows Voter ID Law Favors White Republicans And Surpresses Minority Voters

An attorney warned that the voter ID law the North Carolina legislature passed “would discriminate against African Americans and Latinos” and it may bring about negative implications in the upcoming national elections. The voter ID law, which went into effect on January 1, aimed to prevent voter fraud by requiring people to show a photo... Show More Summary

Will you have the right to vote in 2016?

As Iowa voters headed to their caucus sites Monday, 94-year-old Rosanell Eaton sat in the first row of a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem, N.C., to witness the closing arguments of a trial challenging North Carolina's new voter identification law. Eaton, who is African American and grew up in...

Does North Carolina voter ID law suppress minority votes? A federal judge will decide.

Coming of age in the Jim Crow South, Rosanell Eaton was one of the first African Americans to register to vote in her rural corner of North Carolina. After riding for two hours to the county courthouse on a mule-drawn wagon, the granddaughter of a slave was forced to take a literacy test—reciting...

New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans

Voter fraud is, for all intents and purposes, practically nonexistent. The best available research on the topic, by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, found only 31 credible incidents of voter impersonation in an investigation of over 1 billion votes cast. But that hasn't dampened Republican efforts to pass a spate of strict voter ID laws since 2008. […]

New Draft Voter ID Paper Showing Discriminatory Effect of Voter ID Laws

Think Progress: For years, researchers warned that laws requiring voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the poll would discriminate against racial minorities and other groups. Now, the first study has been released showing that the proliferation of … Continue reading ?

EAC Director Brian Newby Says There Can Be Review of KS Voter ID Decision by Commissioners

NPR’s Pam Fessler tweets: EAC director @briannewby says KS proof-of-citizenship requirement on federal voter registration form “not necessarily final” EAC can review … Continue reading ?

Study Shows That Republican-Backed Voter ID Laws Are Really Working for Them

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

A new study adds credence to the argument that strict voter ID laws are designed to suppress minority voters — and, effectively, to skew elections in favor of Republicans.

Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think

In primary elections, strict voter ID laws drive down Latino turnout by 9.3 points, Black turnout by 8.6 points, and Asian American turnout by 12.5 points. The post Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Florida moving toward accepting concealed-carry permits as voter ID

1.4 million Floridians have concealed-carry permits. 1.5 million are disenfranchised due to felony convictions.

North Carolina Awaits Voter ID Ruling

The fate of North Carolina's voter identification law may not be known for weeks after a six-day bench trial.

Congress must act to restore voting rights

A federal court could rule soon on challenges to North Carolina's photo ID requirement for voters, which plaintiffs claim undermines the voting rights of racial minorities under the pretext of combating fraud. A federal appeals court held last year that a similar requirement in Texas violated the...

Voter ID trial ends; decision is now up to federal judge”

Winston Salem-Journal: It’s not clear when Schroeder will issue a decision. Attorneys on both sides can submit additional evidence until Feb. 11 and they have to file proposed findings of fact by Feb. 24. … Continue reading ?

Fmr. Elections Official Details How WashPost Gets Va. Voter ID Law Wrong

Don Palmer, a former secretary of the Virginia State Board of Elections, has a great piece over at the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal website about the Washington Post's erroneous reporting about the number of Old Dominion voters supposedly at risk of being disenfranchised for lacking proper government-issued ID.

Sean Foss: North Dakota’s Voter ID Law Is Unconstutional

Last week, a lawsuit funded by the Native American Rights Fund drew statewide headlines for alleging that North Dakota’s voter ID law was unconstitutional under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, U.S. Constitution, and North Dakota Constitution. The lawsuit claims the voter ID law places an undue burden on the Native American plaintiffs, perpetuates historical...

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