On voter ID laws and non-citizen voting.
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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.
Early data suggest new "discriminatory," "unconstitutional" voting restriction seems to have worked well for GOP
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
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...
(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
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 ?
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
Voter ID laws target students and the young -- it's an active campaign to keep twentysomethings from the polls
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 [...]
Despite army of monitors, Catherine Engelbrecht's discredited organization uncovers 0 polling place impersonations
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
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...
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.
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...
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.