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Sorry, Republicans, Voter ID Laws Don’t Help

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 [...]

Texas Threw Out At Least 500 Ballots Because Of Voter ID

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.

Voter ID Laws: Terrible Public Policy, But Probably Pretty Feeble

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

Texas ID Law Keeps Hundreds of Ballots From Being Counted

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

Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital

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.

Texas GOP’s voter ID ploy “worked”: Turnout way down, provisional ballots way up

Early data suggest new "discriminatory," "unconstitutional" voting restriction seems to have worked well for GOP

If Democrats want to fight voter suppression, they should pay for people to get IDs

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

Voter ID Laws Supress Voters

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...

Election 2014: Surge or Theft?

  (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

Figures. Obama’s AG Pick: Voter ID Is Racist & Must Be Stopped (Video)

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 ?

Taxpayer Funded Voter Suppression - There's More!

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

Millennials aren’t apathetic: Their vote is suppressed

Voter ID laws target students and the young -- it's an active campaign to keep twentysomethings from the polls

Photo ID Laws Led To Voter Suppression

Photo ID laws resulted in six million fewer people voting this year, most of them poor or people of color, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald. (h/t RightWingWatch) Just look at seven key Senate races and one gubernatorial race (Florida, where Rick Scott tightened felon re-enfranchisement laws in one of his first acts as [...]

Wingnut voter ID group fails again: “Voter integrity” outfit unable to find midterm fraud

Despite army of monitors, Catherine Engelbrecht's discredited organization uncovers 0 polling place impersonations

New Poll Reveals Trouble Ahead for Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

Bad news for both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush—that’s a key takeaway from a new national opinion poll. The American people overwhelmingly support a strict voter ID system. Americans are deeply skeptical of the Middle East “peace” process pushed by Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration. Show More Summary

Jaeger On Voting Problems: We Followed The Law

This morning I guest hosted for Mike Kapel on WDAY AM970 and talked about the ID issues some voters had on Tuesday. I spoke with Kyle Thiel, a Bismarck resident who sent on a wild goose chase back to Dickinson where he lived previously in an effort to vote that was ultimately in vain. Thiel...

Provisional Ballots More Than Double In Texas Since Last Midterm Election

The voter ID law was just the beginning of the problems. The post Provisional Ballots More Than Double In Texas Since Last Midterm Election appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Corporations and PACs, where's your voter ID?

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Can any election be considered "local" anymore? Alarm bells are ringing loudly, warning of the increasingly negative influence of outside money in our electoral process. The rule should be simple: You can contribute as much money as you want, but only to candidates or ballot...

Voting monitors report complaints in states with new voter ID laws

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Poll monitors and voting rights groups reported thousands of questions and complaints during the early hours of voting in the first major national election since the Supreme Court overturned key aspects of the Voting Rights Act.

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