At last, we know how badly photo voter ID is needed in North Carolina. For years, Republicans in North Carolina have alleged that in-person fraudulent voting is widespread while Democrats … Click to Continue »
Ross Ramsey epic subtweet of TX gov Greg Abbott: Do you remember the name of the lawyer who advised the Texas House and Senate when they wrote the 2011 voter ID bill? That’s the law a federal judge in Corpus … Continue reading ?
Charlotte Observer editorial: At last, we know how badly photo voter ID is needed in North Carolina. For years, Republicans in North Carolina have alleged that in-person fraudulent voting is widespread while Democrats have said it is non-existent. But no … Continue reading ?
Texas Standard reports. This is the TELL on voter fraud claims. Texas has strict voter id laws, which target non-existent fraud, but have done little on absentee ballot fraud. … Continue reading ?
As Georgia secretary of state, Karen Handel was, as Ian Millhiser reports, a real pioneer in Republican voter suppression. Handel didn’t just push a voter ID law. She really explored the full range of options available to a Republican elections official who wants to keep people—especially possible Democrats—from voting. Show More Summary
“If you’re an actual resident I can’t imagine it getting easier,” state Rep. Rick Becker said of new voter ID legislation which passed earlier this week. HB1369 is now before Governor Doug Burgum and some, including the Grand Forks Herald editorial board, are urging a veto. But Becker says the legislation is prudent, and an...
A Nebraska legislative committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID. The Government, Military and Veteran Affairs Committee voted 5-2 along party lines Thursday … Click to Continue »
Dave Wallis/The Forum In their previous session North Dakota lawmakers passed a law tightening up the state’s voter ID laws. Unfortunately, those reforms were struck down by a federal judge shortly before the 2016 election, so last year the state’s residents cast ballots based on the bad old laws. Which require an ID but, if you don’t have...
The North Dakota Legislature is attempting to fix the state's voter identification laws after a group of American Indians said it unfairly burdens them. The House passed the bill Monday … Click to Continue »
Leading Off ? Texas : On Monday, a federal district court delivered a big win for voting rights when it ruled that the strict voter ID law that Texas Republicans passed in 2011 intentionally discriminated against black and Latino voters. Show More Summary
On Monday, a federal judge struck down the state of Texas’ voter ID law with claims that the law was specifically designed to target minorities. Seemingly just hearing about it on Thursday, CBS Evening News touted the development. “A...Show More Summary
Des Moines Register: A contentious voter identification bill cleared an Iowa Senate subcommittee Wednesday, although critics said there is no evidence it’s needed and a Democratic lawmaker scolded a state elections official for suggesting there is a lack of confidence in Iowa’s … Continue reading ?
The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has passed a bill that will require identification at the polls and reduce the number of early voting days. The Senate approved the bill 28-21 Thursday. … Click to Continue »
Texas Tribune: Texas’ court-ordered $2.5 million voter education campaign failed to prevent widespread confusion about the state’s identification rules ahead of the 2016 general election, according to a study released Monday. And such a misunderstanding may have kept some eligible … Continue reading ?
No surprises here, folks: it turns out that Texas Republicans actually did design a strict voter ID law that was intended to disadvantage minorities and effectively damage their electoral power. Of course, we already knew that. But it’s nice that a judge on Monday confirmed it and ruled to that effect, as well. Show More Summary
It's the fifth judicial loss for Texas's awful voter ID law. Maybe Justice Gorsuch will decide discrimination isn't really discriminatory.
By Jessica Huseman / ProPublica A federal judge ruled that Texas’ voter ID was intended to discriminate against blacks and Latinos. The Department of Justice tried to argue otherwise.
A federal court in Texas has again ruled the state’s 2011 voter identification law intentionally discriminated against minorities. It’s the latest loss in the case for Texas — which has spent years unsuccessfully defending the law. But it also has implications for the Trump administration. In...
Texas's voter identification law, widely viewed as one of the harshest in the country, was passed with a discriminatory purpose, a district court in Texas ruled yesterday. The ruling comes on remand from an en banc Fifth Circuit, which ruled last July that the law had a discriminatory effect,......
A federal judge just struck down a restrictive voter ID law in Texas -- with good reason.