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Trump DOJ: Court Should Give Up Jurisdiction and Trust Texas on Voter ID Education Efforts

Texas dragged its feet in implementing the district court’s interim remedy in the Texas voter id case, which allowed voters without one of the right (narrow) forms of identification to vote in Texas elections. The state was so bad at … Continue reading ?

Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger

Last week, Trump's Department of Justice backed a Texas voter ID law that remains reprehensible in its scope. The post Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger appeared first on Rewire.

Next NC GOP voter suppression tactic: Referendum on Voter ID

Harking back to the Amendment One debacle: “We believe the public support for voter ID is sufficient, that clarifying it in the North Carolina Constitution as a requirement is something the people would support,” Lewis said. “So I think...Show More Summary

The Department of Justice Stands by Texas's Voter ID Law

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the department has pivoted away from objecting to strict versions of the legislation.

Thrice-stricken Texas voter ID law gets the 'all clear' from Jeff Sessions' Justice Department

Federal courts have determined that Texas's voter ID law, SB 5, targets people of color for discrimination not once, not twice, but three times since 2011. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi, who first ruled against...Show More Summary

US Justice Dept. says Texas has fixed ‘discriminatory’ voter ID law

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to halt further action against Texas for its voter identification law, saying a measure enacted last month by the Republican-controlled legislature fixed elements ruled discriminatory. In a brief filed on Wednesday at the U.S. District Court...

Trump Administration Backs Texas Voter ID Law in Court

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Paul J. Weber / Associated Press The battle over voting laws is ongoing in Texas, where the Trump administration is pushing for voter ID restrictions that opponents argue are discriminatory.

Trump administration backs Texas voter ID law in court

The new version allows people without one of those IDs to cast a ballot if they sign an affidavit and bring paperwork showing name and address, such as a bank statement or utility bill. Democrats and minority rights group contend the...Show More Summary

Trump DOJ Opposes Plaintiffs’ Further Remedies in Texas Voter ID Case

DOJ’s position: Now that Texas passed a new law softening its voter id law, there’s nothing more the court should do. No need to find Texas acted with a discriminatory purpose, no need for an injunction, further judicial supervision, or … Continue reading ?

A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret at Voter ID and Redistricting Fights

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Topher Sanders / ProPublica Former state Sen. Dale Schultz laments his support for tighter voter rules and reconfiguring districts and says he’s happy the Supreme Court will weigh partisan gerrymandering.

CNN's Cuomo Frets 'Chilling Effect' of GOP Pushing Voter ID

On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, as Missouri Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft appeared as a guest, co-host Chris Cuomo wrongly claimed that Missouri Republicans were pushing new voter ID efforts during an election as he suggested...Show More Summary

Former Wisconsin Senator Tells ProPublica No Sign of Voter Fraud to Support Strict Voter ID Laws

ProPublica interview with former WI legislator Dale Schultz: The Republicans pushing the voter ID effort cited voter fraud as a concern and a reason to tighten voting rules and requirements. Did anyone ever show you compelling evidence of that? No, in … Continue reading ?

Trump finds perfect hire for his voter fraud panel: a consummate advocate for voter ID laws

Donald Trump's baseless contention that anywhere from 3 to 5 million people voted illegally led to his dubious "Election Integrity" commission, headed by Mike Pence and anti-immigrant and voter ID law advocate Kris Kobach. Now Trump has tapped another crusader for restricting voting rights to sit on the panel, Hans Von Spakovsky. Show More Summary

A Billionaire-Backed 'Movement' Is Dangerously Close to Calling a Constitutional Convention

The group hopes to mandate voter ID and dismantle public education, among other goals. A billionaire-backed “movement” is dangerously close to calling a constitutional convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. If...Show More Summary

“As court scoldings pile up, will Texas face a voting rights reckoning?”

Texas Tribune considers whether the redistricting and voter id cases will lead to federal courts putting Texas’s voting rules back under federal supervision. … Continue reading ?

Texas Constable convicted of six counts of voter fraud and two counts of ID theft

last monthNews : The Raw Story

An Ellis County jury convicted Tyron Davis Friday of voter fraud. Davis will be forced to surrender his license and resign from office but he will not face jail time, The Dallas Morning News reported. He was caught during the election of helping Waxahachie nursing home residents fill out requests...

Report: Voter ID problems delayed hundreds at polls

A report from a voting rights advocacy group shows that hundreds of Texas voters were delayed or turned away entirely during the 2016 presidential election because of confusion over the … Click to Continue »

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