Important WaPo editorial: Yet even if all 1,500 Confederate symbols across the country were removed overnight by some sudden supernatural force, the pernicious crusade to roll back voting rights would continue apace, with voters of color suffering its effects disproportionately. Pushing back hard against those who would … Continue reading ?
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama showed up to vote, presumably for himself, in the state’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, only to learn that he had been ensnared by a voter suppression tactic. Republicans across the country have launched campaigns to root out fraudulent voting—despite no evidence that it’s a widespread problem—and in Alabama and several […]
NYT: With President Trump’s poll numbers slipping, a group of the president’s former campaign aides is beginning an effort to encourage new voters in parts of the country that supported him in the election, and to stop what they contend … Continue reading ?
Sometimes, disputes over voting rights are hard to sort out, since they are often loaded with legalese and hinge on obscure election procedures. But an investigative report by the Indianapolis Star lays out a pretty open-and-shut case...Show More Summary
Kenya's 7 million Facebook users are being encouraged to use Messenger to report incidents of voter suppression, ballot issues and, especially, violence.
Miles Rapoport at TAP. … Continue reading ?
(Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP) Marlys Leary of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, hands her photo identification card to an election assistant on March 21, 2016. A question—one of the many—hanging over the 2016 election is the impact of state laws and administrative techniques designed to make it more difficult for people to vote. Show More Summary
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says there was no evidence of voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election but says President Trump's Commission on Election Integrity should look at the suppression … Click to Continue »
Samantha Bee took a look Trump’s voter suppression expert Kris Kobach on Wednesday, and it should surprise no one to discover that his past is a little icky, even before he joined the war on the Fifteenth Amendment. As Bee lays it out,...Show More Summary
The lead voter fraud conspiracy theorist is seeking to avoid answering questions under oath about attempts to change US election law. The Republican Secretary of State in Kansas, Kris Kobach, filed the notice with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports....
Last week, one of our nation’s best-known vote suppressors, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said at the first meeting of what Donald Trump calls the voter fraud commission that we “may never know” who actually won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential race. Show More Summary
The ACLU sued over the original request.
With old and busted things like the rollback of LGBT rights and voter suppression becoming all the GOP rage lately (and even federal-level Democrats gathering in a small Virginia town that’s changed precious little since my dad’s childhood...Show More Summary
As you know, I am a neighbor of Truth the Vote’s head honcho Cathy Engelbretch. We are not close. Not at all. I have long accused Ms. Engelbretch of caring about voter fraud as long as it gets her on Fox News and makes some damn money...Show More Summary
On the latest episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee introduced us to the crackerjack cast of racists behind Trump's "Voter Integrity" Commission.
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: ? MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter: Trump ‘Voter Suppression Commission’ Is ‘Threat to Democracy.’ —NewsBusters, today. ? Jonathan Alter Demands Gore Presidency In Spite Of Outcome. —The Media Research Center, November 9th, 2000.
On Wednesday's MTP Daily, during a discussion of the Trump administration's Voter Integrity Commission, MSNBC analyst and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter griped that it is actually a "voter suppression commission" which poses aShow More Summary
Make no mistake about it. The goal of these people is to suppress the right to vote.
Democrats are calling President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission a vehicle for voter suppression. Critics see the commission as part of a conservative campaign to strip minority voters and poor people from the voter rolls. (July 19)