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Karen Handel is a longtime soldier in the Republican war on voting

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

NC: “Report shows Same-Day Registration enabled voter access across the board”

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 ?

Bush regime voter suppressors demand Trump return to the bad old days

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

Voting Rights Roundup: North Carolina GOP plots to usurp Democratic governor's powers yet again

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

Wake up Democrats, and pay attention to voter suppression and felony disenfranchisement

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

How to Fix the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division

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

Voter suppression and anti-union laws work in tandem when the GOP takes over a state's government

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

Hey Democratic senators: Neil Gorsuch hearts voter suppression guru Hans von Spakovksy! Filibuster!

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

“In Emails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts”

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 ?

Harsh Drug And Immigration Policy Is Just Voter Suppression Disguised

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

“Report: Kansas Election Law Suppressing Turnout”

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 ?

New Paper Casts Doubt on Hajnal et al Finding Strict Voter ID Laws Suppress Democratic Votes

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 ?

Rep. Cummings After WH Meeting: I Brought Up Concerns to Trump on Voter Suppression, Black Communities

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

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.

N.A.A.C.P. President Has Candid Talk With Sessions About Civil Rights

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The group’s president, Cornell William Brooks, said the meeting with the attorney general addressed voter suppression, police misconduct and civil rights.

Iowa GOP Uses Voter Fraud Myth to Advance Voter ID Bill

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.

Can the Election Machinery Defeat Suppression, Hacking, and Fraud?

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

Editorials from around New York

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 Strict Voter ID Laws Suppress Minority Voting?

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

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