In a longish look at the state of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, the left-wing Politico opens its analysis-disguised-as-reporting by describing my state as "a conservative hotbed" because our Republican-led state governmentShow More Summary
Many prominent liberals now consider verifiable ID requirements at polling places to constitute voter suppression. And of course their use of 'suppression' is normatively loaded: they pack a pejorative connotation into it. Voter suppression, as they use the phrase, is...
New leaked documents paint a dreary picture for the group behind "Stand Your Ground" and Voter ID laws. The post Three Signs That The Power Of Secret Lobbying Group ALEC Is Fading appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Many people have had their applications cast into limbo after they uploaded copies of driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and voter registration cards to HealthCare.gov.
To the Republican supporters of laws that would treat the poll booth like an exclusive nightclub that asks for photo ID and other qualifications before allowing entry, the answer to why anyone would oppose this is simple: They must not...Show More Summary
Thousands of Texans were stopped at the polls under the new strict photo ID requirement. The post Texas Counties See Provisional Ballot Numbers Skyrocket After Voter ID Law Goes Into Effect appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In this month's statewide elections in Virginia, 222 voters were forced to cast a provisional ballot because they did not provide a valid form of voter identification at their polling place. Of those voters, just 88 ultimately had their votes counted. The post Virginia Rejects 134 Votes For Lack Of Voter ID appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Voter ID legislation is notorious for making it difficult for minorities, the poor, and basically anyone who might not vote Republican to vote at all. But don't tell that to Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman! As far as he's concerned, if you didn't vote, you just didn't want it enough. Read more...
Hawaii's marriage equality bill was signed last week, and the Illinois bill is set to get Governor Pat Quinn's signature this week, plus a new lawsuit in Idaho, movement in Ohio, and an update from Maine on how its voters...
In an effort to get out the vote, a Virginia gun shop offered free 30-round AR-15 magazines on Election Day to anyone who showed a Virginia voter ID or active duty military ID. The giveaway was not considered electioneering because it was not specifically tied to proof of voting. More
National Review Online is pointing to instances of trouble at Texas polling places as proof that the state's overwhelmingly stringent voter ID law is "a good thing." NRO contributors Roger Clegg and Hans von Spakovsky argued that because...Show More Summary
The first election cycle in the Lone Star State with a photo ID mandate went off without a hitch on Tuesday. In fact, voter turnout was up 66 percent over the last comparable election cycle in 2011, according to the Texas Secretary of...Show More Summary
Gee, I wonder which gubernatorial candidate they wanted their customers to vote for. Oh, well, that guy lost. Quantico Tactical in Woodbridge, VA handed out free 30-round AR-15 magazines to anyone who showed a Virginia voter ID or active duty military ID. A post on the gun shop’s Facebook page advertised, “No Strings Attached – […]
Show your voter ID, get a 30-round magazine for your assault rifle. The post Virginia Gun Shop Handed Out Free AR-15 Magazines To Voters appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama/Holder heavily politicized Department Of Justice is quick to act when any state or municipality decides to enhance illegal immigration law. Same with some states that pass voter ID laws. What about marijuana? So far, nothing...Show More Summary
When voters across America hit the polls yesterday, many eyes were on Texas, which has faced recent criticism that its new voter ID law could make it harder for women to vote. But plenty of other states have passed restrictive voter ID laws recently. Show More Summary
I convinced me. Swing Voters Oppose Obama 60% to 36% And I believe this is personal favorability-- not job performance. And personal favorability is more critical, as it sets the ceiling and floor for one's support. Sixty percent of swing...
Texas Republicans are disenfranchising their strongest demographics. Consider this bit of nonsense in Texas, thanks to the state's new stringent voted ID laws: Tarrant County [Texas] Elections Administrator Steve Raborn said Saturday...Show More Summary
John Amato: Republican Voter ID Laws Disenfranchise Former Speaker Of The House Jim Wright: >Republicans who have been changing the voter ID laws to disenfranchise American voters have always responded by saying they just want to root out voter fraud. Show More Summary
Who is having trouble registering to vote under the new Texas voter ID law? None other than former Speaker of the House Jim Wright. Now 90, he doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. So his voter registration attempt was denied. He’ll work it out because he’s Jim Wright. But what about all the older people [...]