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Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law

Republican legislators in state legislatures that have passed rigid voter ID laws have claimed that such laws are necessary to prevent in-person voter fraud. GOP-led investigations have not turned up evidence of voter fraud. The post Texas Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law appeared first on Rewire.

Push on to get Wisconsin voters required photo IDs

They call her the "ID Lady." Wearing a black T-shirt, with large block letters on one side saying "Ask Me" and "About Voter ID" on the other, Molly McGrath moved … Click to Continue »

“Texas Asks Supreme Court To Save Voter ID Law After Election”

AP: Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to restore its newly weakened voter ID law but not until after the November election. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the request Friday, two months after a federal appeals court ruled that … Continue reading ?

This week in the war on voting: Court rejects Ohio purge of voter rolls; WI seeks to worsen ID law

Forty-five days remain until the election. Click here to make sure you're registered to vote. And while you're at it, make sure your family and friends are registered, too. Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series. This...Show More Summary

Texas Runs To The Supreme Court With Voter ID Law, But It Won't Matter In This Election

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Texas on Friday asked the Supreme Court to take a long, hard look at its voter ID law ? weakened after legal challenges stripped it of much of its teeth. State officials filed a formal appeal asking justices to review a July ruling that...Show More Summary

“4th Circuit judges weigh Virginia voter ID with N.C. case in mind”

Daily Press: U.S. Court of Appeals panel wrestled here Thursday over how to treat Virginia’s voter ID law following a circuit decision that nullified a similar law in North Carolina. That decision was made by a different three-judge panel on … Continue reading ?

Grand Forks Herald: North Dakota Voter ID Proponents Are Trying to Suppress Votes

Voters fill out their ballot forms Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Dave Wallis / The Forum In the early part of the last century the activists behind progressive causes like alcohol prohibition and women’s suffrage had an unlikely ally. Namely, the Ku Klux Klan. Show More Summary

WI Voters Differ on Views of Voter Fraud v. Voter Suppression, But More See More Suppression than Fraud Prevention from Voter ID

Given Wisconsin Republicans’ fanning the voter fraud flames, I would have expected even more lopsided numbers in this new Marquette poll of Wisconsin voters: Respondents were asked how many illegally cast votes by people not legally eligible they expected in November’s … Continue reading ?

“Softening Voter ID Laws Through Litigation: Is It Enough?”

Today the Wisconsin Law Review Forward published this article of mine (also in html format). From the Introduction: Headlines about voter identification laws often place court rulings in a simple win or loss frame. For example, the New York Times headline describing … Continue reading ?

Voting While Trans: “Lady, Sir, Whatever—Just Please Sit Over There And Wait”

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Voter ID laws, misunderstanding and plain old bigotry make voting a TK prospect for thousands of transgender Americans.

Texas Put Under Court Supervision After Lying to Voters About Illegal ID Rules

Back in July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5 th Circuit ruled that Texas’ draconian new voter ID requirements are illegal under the federal Voting Rights Act because they discriminate against minorities. In accordance with that decision, U.S. Show More Summary

Texas Got Caught Flouting A Court Order On Voter ID, And Now It's Under Supervision

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the state of Texas to take steps to make it perfectly clear to voters that they’re not required to possess a voter ID before they cast a ballot in the upcoming election. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez...Show More Summary

Texas to appeal voter ID ruling to Supreme Court

Still trying to suppress the vote. The Texas Attorney General’s Office said it planned to appeal a circuit appeals court ruling that weakened the state’s voter ID law to the Supreme Court next week. The announcement came in the state’s response to a court order Tuesday, instructing it to fix language in its voter education [...]

Texas Promises Cert. Petition to #SCOTUS This Week in Voter ID Case

So reports David Saleh Rauf. Presumably this will not be accompanied by any request for emergency relief, meaning we should hear by around January if the Supreme Court would hear the full appeal. … Continue reading ?

Texas officials keep ignoring the courts on voter ID, and a federal judge is really hacked off now

Texas leaders apparently figured they could get away with ignoring federal court rulings about their voting procedures. Ignoring as in violating. For a couple of months now, they’ve been publicizing false claims about the state’s voter ID requirements for the November election. Show More Summary

Could WI’s Approach to Voter ID Get Even More Disgusting?

One of the arguments that is often made in favor of mandatory voter id is the paternalistic one that forcing people to come up with the costs for the underlying documents etc. to get a state-issued voter id card will … Continue reading ?

Court in TX Voter ID Case Grants DOJ Motion on Voter ID Education, Requires Preclearance of Materials

The plaintiffs in the Texas voter id litigation have been complaining that Texas has not properly alerted voters that for this election they can vote without one of the narrow forms of ID. The court has now issued this order, … Continue reading ?

Texas May Pass a New Voter ID Law to Get Past “Democrat” Judge

From the KUT report I’ve just linked to: During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the Texas Legislature will try to pass a new voter ID law in the next session. “I was … Continue reading ?

“Federal Judge Says Texas Election Officials Need to Follow Voter ID Court Order”

KUT: A federal judge sided again today with plaintiffs in the long legal battle over Texas’ voter ID law. This time, the U.S. Department of Justice joined the group of Texas voters challenging the state’s law, arguing Texas election officials … Continue reading ?

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