Search Results for “vote suppression

Texas Threw Out At Least 500 Ballots Because Of Voter ID

... in Houston because his license had expired. Though the Texas state constitution guarantees all citizens over the age of 18 the right to vote, as long as they are not felons or "mentally incompetent," the 2011 law required voters to show a valid form of photo...

Published on November 19, 2014

Nevada Republicans Are Already Pushing A Voter ID Law After Gaining Control Of The State Capital

... Cegavske (R) told MSNBC that GOP state lawmakers are already writing bills that would require photo identification to vote. The legislation won't be ready until early next year when the state’s next legislative session begins, but she said the bills could be put...

Published on November 13, 2014

Meet Alma Adams, Who Becomes The 100th Woman In Congress Today

... not have a vote on major domestic and international issues covered in bills passed this year. As the North Carolina NAACP noted, "While the Congress debates the Farm Bill, budget issues, immigration reform, historic national security issues, and the future...

Published on November 12, 2014

America's Historically Shameful Election Day Turnout

..., which was a significant factor in a number of surprising losses by Democrats across the county. Newly implemented voter ID laws and other methods of voter suppression including shortened early voting periods also played a part in keeping people away from...

Published on November 10, 2014

Problems At The Polls

...State Laws And Election Administration Errors Causing Problems On Election Day ***The polls are set to close in a few hours. If you have yet to vote, what are you waiting for? Vote! Click here to get all the information you need when you go to the polls...

Published on November 4, 2014

Election Day In Miami-Dade, Where Voters Waited More Than 6 Hours To Vote In 2012

...CREDIT: Kira Lerner MIAMI, FL --- Denise Lopez, an election protection volunteer with the Florida New Majority, sits outside Miami-Dade County’s precinct 212 thanking people for voting and letting them know she’s there to help if any issues arise...

Published on November 4, 2014

Voters In North Carolina Show Up To Find Their Polling Place Closed

...CHARLOTTE, NC -- Warren Coleman was trying to vote during a break from his job at a bakery in Charlotte, North Carolina. But his usual polling place, a neighborhood library, wasn’t open. Coleman was one of dozens of confused voters who showed up...

Published on November 4, 2014

SPECIAL EDITION: How 2014 GOP Ads Will Backfire In 2016

...Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016 The 2014 elections are upon us. Make sure to vote! (And use this resource to make sure you have all the information you need.) While control of the Senate may be determined very late...

Published on November 4, 2014

A View From St. Louis's Election Protection Command Center

... organization in the nation, which was formed after the Bush v. Gore elections in 2000. Lieberman's group is particularly concerned with voters in Ferguson. A common myth is that felons or people with criminal records or warrants cannot vote. In Missouri, felons who...

Published on November 4, 2014

The Final Moral Monday Before The Election

...CREDIT: Adam Peck GREENSBORO, NC --- On the eve of the midterm elections, several hundred people gathered outside the government complex here in Greensboro to rally voters and encourage turnout one last time. "We need to vote because there are some...

Published on November 3, 2014

More Than 21,000 Kansans Could Be Blocked From Voting On Election Day

...CREDIT: AP Tens of thousands of Kansans who registered to vote may find themselves ineligible on Tuesday as a result of a new law that "requires people registering to vote for the first time to provide proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate...

Published on November 3, 2014

No, A Student ID Doesn't Let You Vote In Texas

...Mimosa Thomas canvassing.CREDIT: ThinkProgress / Alice Ollstein EDINBURG, TX -- Mimosa Thomas is a freshman studying pre-med at the University of Texas Pan-American. She's been helping register students on her campus to vote, personally canvassing every...

Published on November 3, 2014

Rand Paul Proposes Unusual Strategy On Voter ID To Help Republicans Court Black People

... not really opposed to [voter ID laws]. I am opposed to it as a campaign theme," Paul told CBS' Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer. "Republicans, if you want to get African American votes, they think that this is suppression somehow and it's a terrible thing...

Published on November 2, 2014

Georgians Occupy Secretary of State's Office To Protest Voter Suppression: 'Let Us Vote'

...CREDIT: Alice Ollstein ATLANTA, GEORGIA---Cries of "Let us vote! Let us vote!" echoed through the marble halls of Georgia's state capitol Monday evening as dozens of protesters made their way toward the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp...

Published on October 28, 2014

The Right To Vote Just Lost A Battle In The Supreme Court, But The War Comes After The Election

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Marc Levy The last month has been a terrible month for voting rights, but it could only be the beginning. Though the Supreme Court handed down four voting rights decisions in the past several weeks, three of which allowed voter...

Published on October 21, 2014

The Dangerous Legal Rule Behind The Supreme Court's Latest Voter Suppression Decision

... seven years before the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013. The Texas voter ID law, by contrast, went into effect despite the fact that it did not survive review under the fully operational Voting Rights Act prior to the Court's 2013 decision...

Published on October 18, 2014

White Americans Are More Likely To Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Photos Of Black People Voting

... a photo of white voters, but their support jumps by six percent when they see a photo of African Americans using a voting machine. “The resulting increase in support for the laws happens independently of—even after controlling for—political ideology...

Published on October 15, 2014

Surprise! The Roberts Court Just Halted A Voter Suppression Law

... and Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the four more liberal justices in the majority. Thursday's order halting the Wisconsin voter ID law may also provide some explanation for why seven justices voted to reinstate a voter suppression law in North Carolina...

Published on October 9, 2014

Supreme Court Allows North Carolina Voter Suppression Law To Go Into Effect For November

...CREDIT: AP The Supreme Court has allowed North Carolina to implement a voter suppression law that eliminates same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting, potentially throwing the upcoming election into chaos. The decision overrules an appeals...

Published on October 8, 2014

How Illinois Voters Could Hobble Voter Suppression Efforts Forever

...CREDIT: AP Nothing is more essential in a democratic government than the right to vote. As the Supreme Court explained more than a century ago, the right to cast a ballot is "preservative of all rights." And yet the Constitution contains no explicit...

Published on October 8, 2014