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Rev. Barber calls voter suppression 'a greater threat to U.S. democracy' than Russian hacking

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

MSNBC Panel: Handel 'Specialized' in 'Voter Suppression'; Party Should Focus On Blacks Not Soccer Moms

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

With apologies to Cole Porter on his birthday: You're the Trump

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

Is the State of Missouri Deliberately Trying to Suppress the Vote as Elections Loom?

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

Kris Kobach, 'King Of Voter Suppression,' Seeks Kansas Governorship

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

How Big Data Mines Personal Info to Craft Fake News and Manipulate Voters

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

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.

New Report Says Thousands of PA Voters (Including 17K in Philly) Registered on Time But Could Not Vote Because of Administrative Delays

If this pans out, it could be a big deal. And this does not look like voter suppression–more like bureaucratic incompetence. … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton Partly Blames Voter Suppression For Her Loss, But Experts Aren't So Sure

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

The Top 24 1/2 Reasons Hillary Clinton Lost the Election, as Told by Hillary Clinton.

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

Open Thread - Voter Fraud Is A Lie

An entertaining video about voter suppression? Yes. Open thread below....

“Clinton: Voter suppression helped cost me the election”

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 ?

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

Court must remember: Voting shouldn’t be made too easy

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, […]

Alliance of Activists Converging in Georgia to Launch Voting Rights Project

last monthNews : Truthdig

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

Democrats focus on voting rights to fight Trump's voter fraud commission

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The DNC is launching a new voting commission to combat voter suppression        

Voter Suppression Is The Problem, Not Voter Fraud

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

“Real Voter Fraud: Suppression, Intimidation and Denying the Right to Vote “

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 moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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 »

Despite partisanship surrounding voter ID, most voters don't believe it suppresses turnout

(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.

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