Voting rights advocate Rev. William Barber was in Washington Friday marching with other activists to raise awareness about voter suppression on the fourth anniversary of the 2013 Supreme Court ruling that gutted the 1965 Voting Rights...Show More Summary
On Sunday's MSNBC morning show AM Joy, host Joy Reid made the shocking accusation that newly elected Congresswoman Karen Handel "specialized" in "voter suppression" when she served as Georgia's secretary of state. Panelist Tara Dowdell’s...Show More Summary
You're the Trump! You're the popular vote loser. You're the Trump! Your VP’s a Hoosier. Lost to Hillary Clinton by 3 million votes. Without voter suppression and racist expressions, You'd be toast! You're a jerk! You're a full looseShow More Summary
Without a real public education campaign and sufficient funding, the new voter ID law is just another barrier to the ballot. Last November, Missourians approved a ballot measure which cleared the way for legislators to pass a bill to make a photo ID a requirement for voting. Show More Summary
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican nationally known for championing strict voter ID laws, launched a 2018 gubernatorial campaign Thursday. My goal is for Kansas to lead the nation in every way possible. Let's make it happen. Show More Summary
Political operatives used fake news, Big Data and Facebook to suppress the vote and rile up racists in 2016. It's going to be even uglier next time around.
If this pans out, it could be a big deal. And this does not look like voter suppression–more like bureaucratic incompetence. … Continue reading ?
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Hillary Clinton has suggested in two recent interviews that voter suppression tactics, especially in Wisconsin, contributed to her losing the presidential election last year, a claim that several election law experts find questionable. “I...Show More Summary
We keep track, so you don’t have to: 1) Russia 2) Jim Comey 3) Misogyny 4) Fake News 5) WikiLeaks 6) Scott Walker 7) Wisconsin 8) Voter Suppression 9) The DNC 10) The widespread perception that she would win 11) Supporters...Show More Summary
An entertaining video about voter suppression? Yes. Open thread below....
Zack Roth for The Daily Democracy: Hillary Clinton has suggested she’d be president today were it not for restrictions on voting in place in last year’s election. The truth is probably more complicated. In an interview with New York magazine, … Continue reading ?
DISGUISING VOTER SUPPRESSION BEHIND MASK OF VOTER ID: The problem is that Berger and Moore are disguising the truth. If they really cared about identification, they could easily write a bill that would pass constitutional muster. In reality, while the two TALK about voter ID, what they are DOING is voter suppression. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court is teeing up the issue of voter ID laws, and every indication is that the fear of voter fraud is going to prevail over the fear of voter suppression. On May 15, the justices declined to hear a case about North Carolina’s 2013 voter ID law, leaving in place, for now, […]
Tom Arthur / Wikimedia Though certain methods of interfering with Americans’ ability to participate in the electoral process are commonly referred to as “voter suppression,” investigative reporter Greg Palast finds that term inaccurate,...Show More Summary
The DNC is launching a new voting commission to combat voter suppression
In a move dripping with cynicism and partisan politics, the Trump administration recently announced an executive order to create a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.” At the AFL-CIO, the federation of America’s unions, we...Show More Summary
Jim Condos, Vt. Secretary of State writes: I am deeply troubled by the announcement that the President signed an executive order establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud in our elections. Since the 2016 election, President Trump has made … Continue reading ?
Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress … Click to Continue »
(University of Kansas) Most Americans -- even average Democrats -- do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor.