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This blogaround brought to you by olive oil.Recommended Reading:Andrea Grimes: [Content Note: Rape culture] To the Men Who Are Not Responsible for My ProblemSarah Kendzior: Voter ID Laws, Hackers, Gerrymandering — Just How Much Can a...Show More Summary

“A 2013 Supreme Court ruling forever changed Americans’ voting rights — and experts warn it could help decide this year’s elections”

BI: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill didn’t mince words when addressing opponents of his state’s voter ID law, which requires voters show a government-approved photo ID at the polls. “People are entitled to their own opinions. But they’re not entitled to … Continue reading ?

A 2013 Supreme Court ruling forever changed Americans' voting rights — and experts warn it could help decide this year's elections

Voting rights activists argue that some black and Latino voters "will be unable to vote" in elections in Virginia and Alabama because of strict voter ID laws and other restrictions. They say the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is to blame. Alabama and Virginia election officials dispute this. Show More Summary

“Will Politics Tarnish the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy?”

Linda Greenhouse on CJ Roberts, Gill, and the voter id cases, making points similar to those I made after the oral argument in Gill. … Continue reading ?

How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

[Hillary] Clinton's stunning loss in Wisconsin was blamed on her failure to campaign in the state, and the depressed turnout was attributed to a lack of enthusiasm for either candidate.... The impact of Wisconsin's voter ID law received almost no attention. Show More Summary

Eric Holder joins Rachel Maddow Monday, 10/23 at 9pm ET

Rachel Maddow reports on how the Wisconsin voter ID law had a deleterious effect on voter turnout, something Attorney General Eric Holder warned about at the...

“Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump”—Or Maybe Not

Ari Berman for Mother Jones.  Despite the headline, and despite this: The impact of Wisconsin’s voter ID law received almost no attention. When it did, it was often dismissive. Two days after the election, Talking Points Memo ran a piece by University … Continue reading ?

He Defended North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Law. Now He’s Set to Become a Federal Judge There.

In July 2013, North Carolina enacted one of the country’s most restrictive voting laws. The measure required certain forms of government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cut the early voting period, and eliminated same-day voter registration, out-of-precinct voting, and pre-registration for high school students. Show More Summary

A Better Way to Vote

A Better Way to Vote yaquina Imagine a state where voters never have to even wait in line or present a photo ID in order to get their ballot. Where bad weather, traffic jams, working late or child care duties never have to interfereShow More Summary

Timing is Everything Dep’t: 5th Circuit Denies Request for Initial En Banc Consideration of Texas Voter ID Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has denied a request by opponents of Texas’s strict voter id law to have the state’s appeal of the ruling holding the law illegal and enacted with racially discriminatory purpose … Continue reading ?

Voters to use their IDs, passports in elections, says Berri

Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri said that voters will be able to cast their ballots in the upcoming parliamentary elections using their identity cards or passports for identification, pointing out that there will be no prior registration of voters, al-Joumhouria daily reported Monday. “Things seem to have been settled. There will be no prior registration […]

Putting ID in the hands of voters

When I’ve spoken about voter ID rules in the past, I’ve consistently been asked why advocates haven’t put time and energy into helping people without the right ID get the right ID.  And while it’s next to impossible for direct … Continue reading ?

The other costs of voter ID

1/9 Texas has spent more than $4 million to date defending its #voterID law, according to #s I received in a public records request today — Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) October 5, 2017

Russians took a page from corporate America by using Facebook tool to ID and influence voters

People caught up in this web of tracking and disinformation would have had no indication that they had been singled out or that the ads came from Russians.

“Russians took a page from corporate America by using Facebook tool to ID and influence voters”

WaPo:  Russian operatives set up an array of misleading Web sites and social media pages to identify American voters susceptible to propaganda, then used a powerful Facebook tool to repeatedly send them messages designed to influence their political behavior, say … Continue reading ?

ACLU launches 'Let People Vote' campaign

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Between the fraudulent national voter suppression commission run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and a plethora of state-level voter suppression and voter ID laws, many U.S. citizens are encountering roadblocks on their wayShow More Summary

GOP's Rigid Wisconsin's Voter ID Law Tilted the 2016 Election Enough for Trump to Win

A new study by Wisconsin academics finds 44,000 voters were kept away. Trump won by 23,000 votes. A new study of registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee Counties who did not vote in the 2016 presidential election found that approximately...Show More Summary

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