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As Georgia secretary of state, Karen Handel was, as Ian Millhiser reports, a real pioneer in Republican voter suppression. Handel didn’t just push a voter ID law. She really explored the full range of options available to a Republican elections official who wants to keep people—especially possible Democrats—from voting. Show More Summary
The Devil In The Details Went Down To Georgia
Release: On April 21, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to consider whether or not is will hear an appeal to a lower court’s ruling that found North Carolina’s 2013 voter suppression law “targeted African-American voters with almost surgical precision.” … Continue reading ?
Civil rights groups are warning Trump's Department of Justice not to bow to the demands of notorious voter suppression advocates to repoliticize the Civil Rights Division. Noted George W. Bush administration DOJ veterans Hans von Spakovsky and J. Show More Summary
Leading Off ? North Carolina : Republican legislators in the Tar Heel State must be confusing reality for the film Groundhog Day, because they’re attempting to pass the same voter suppression measures over and over again. To refresh:...Show More Summary
While many Democrats are caught up in protesting, combating, and resisting the madness unleashed by a Republican Party hellbent on playing “follow the raving loon” seated in the oval office, we must also be preparing for the upcoming midterm elections of 2018. Show More Summary
Three of the biggest names in voter suppression have a message for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department needs an extreme makeover. In an open letter published this week, former DOJ officials Hans von Spakovsky and J. Show More Summary
Following the 2016 elections, Republicans gained complete control over the state governments of Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire. They have swiftly used their newfound power to attempt anti-union legislation in all four states, while Republicans have plotted a slew of new measures intended to make voting more difficult. Show More Summary
We don't have a stealth conservative in Neil Gorsuch, popular vote loser Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. No Democrat could vote for this guy and then complain that they were fooled by him and didn't know he'd be such an extremist. Show More Summary
Ari Berman: Few people in the Republican Party have done more to limit voting rights than Hans von Spakovsky. He’s been instrumental in spreading the myth of widespread voter fraud and backing new restrictions to make it harder to vote. … Continue reading ?
Strong Republican pushes for harsher drug and immigration policies are in fact a disguised long-term strategy to permanently blunt demographic changes and maintain current voting majorities well into the 21st century. This strategy is not new. Show More Summary
KCUR: Kansas’ “strictest in the nation” election law may have been written with the intent to discriminate against certain groups of voters and should be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure that it doesn’t violate federal law, … Continue reading ?
Grimmer, Hersh, Meredith, Mummolo, and Nall have posted “Comment on ‘Voter Identification Laws and the Suppression of Minority Votes.’” Here is the abstract: To study how voter identification laws affect participation in elections, Hajnal, Lajevardi and Nielson (2017) examines validated … Continue reading ?
Congressman Elijah Cummings met with President Trump this afternoon to discuss drug prices, but he also said after the meeting that he brought up other concerns he has to the president.
The group’s president, Cornell William Brooks, said the meeting with the attorney general addressed voter suppression, police misconduct and civil rights.
Veronica Fowler, spokesperson for the ACLU of Iowa, said in an email that the Republicans' discriminatory voter ID bill constitutes voter suppression. The post Iowa GOP Uses Voter Fraud Myth to Advance Voter ID Bill appeared first on Rewire.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Last minute voters rush to cast their ballots on Election Day at the Christ United Methodist Church precinct in north Jackson, Mississippi, Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Editors’ Note: Miles Rapoport has beenShow More Summary
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Times Union of Albany on voter suppression occurring in New York. Feb. 27 The problem with America's election … Click to Continue »
Do photo ID laws reduce minority turnout? Previous studies have suggested that the answer is yes, but the effect is fairly small. However, in the Washington Post last week, three scholars wrote about a new study they conducted, which offers "a more definitive assessment" than previous studies. Show More Summary