A giant body of research makes it increasingly clear why the votes of black Americans must be protected
This is outrageous, though it's not surprising: The state of Alabama, which requires a photo ID to vote, announced this week that it would stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties where 75 percent of registered voters are black. Due...Show More Summary
According to the SPLC, every Alabama county where blacks make up more than 75% of the population is having its DMV closed–in the midst of restrictive new voter ID laws that require state IDs which are only dispensed at such facilities. RENT bingo. Remember when the University of Oregon counseling center released a survivor’s records […]
In Alabama due to Voter ID laws, it is illegal to vote without a government-issued ID, which usually
Alabama officials are defending the closure of 31 driver's license offices in this state that requires voters to present a picture ID. Those 31 offices to be closed include eight out of 10 of the counties with the greatest percentage of non-white voters, on top of the disparate racial impact voter ID laws have to begin with. Show More Summary
Kyle Whitmire at Al.com. … Continue reading ?
TPM: What happens when a state with a tough voter ID law suddenly makes it much harder for minorities to get driver’s licenses? We are about to find out in Alabama. Facing a budget crisis, Alabama has shuttered 31 driver’s … Continue reading ?
Alabama Secretary State says it won't be a problem that they're closing the places to get voter IDs in counties with lots of black voters. We've got a mobile ID-issuing van!
A favored tactic of Tea Party governors this decade has been the imposition of a poll tax in the form of voter ID laws that required voters to present a state-issued ID (usually a driver's license) in order to exercise their franchise. (more…)
News: Critics accused Alabama of suppressing black votes after the state instituted provisions for requiring ID from voters and announced plans to shutter DMV locations in eight out of 10 predominantly black counties.
Alabama requires a photo ID to vote.
Alabama, a state with Voter ID laws, is closing drivers license offices in counties with over 75 percent black people. …
Alabama appears to be celebrating its release from the Voting Rights Act by making it harder for black people to vote. The state passed a voter ID law in 2011 despite (or because of) predictions that it would have a disproportionateShow More Summary
On Wednesday, the state of Alabama announced that it was shutting 31 driver's license offices because of budget cuts. Two columns on Al.com subsequently noted that the cuts—which come on the heels of a 2011 law that requires voters to...Show More Summary
Can we go ahead and call Voter ID laws sponsored by Republicans what they really are yet? Take a look at the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters. That’s Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes, Bullock, Perry, Wilcox, Dallas, Hale, and Montgomery, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. Alabama, thanks [Read more...]
The state of Alabama, which requires a photo ID to vote, announced this week that it would stop issuing driver’s licenses in counties where 75 percent of registered voters are black. Due to budget cuts, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said that 31 satellite DMV offices would no longer have...
Kyle Whitmore: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s website says their office at the Clarke County Courthouse is still open, but soon a lot of others nearby won’t be. On Wednesday, the agency announced that it would close 31 offices throughout … Continue reading ?
National Journal: “Neither Christie nor Kasich is expected to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, where conservative voters tend to dominate. But both campaigns now hope that, in an unsettled presidential race, a better-than-expected Iowa finish could help launch them to [...]
See this Indy Star obituary. Crawford was also the lead main plaintiff in the case challenging the constitutionality of Indiana’s voter id law, a case which made it to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading ?
News & Observer: A Wake County judge has refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Voter ID requirement. Judge Mike Morgan issued his ruling on Wednesday, almost four weeks after a hearing on the matter. … Continue reading ?