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Too Much Democracy?

...Georgia Republicans Lament Efforts To Expand Voting Access, Try To Stop Them As November approaches, Georgia finds itself home to a toss-up Senate race between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue. With such a competitive race, voters...

Published on September 11, 2014

Georgia Secretary Of State Laments That Democrats Are Registering Minority Voters

...Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)CREDIT: Office of the Secretary of State A day after the Senior Deputy Whip for the Georgia Senate Republicans vowed to block early voting dates and locations that he felt would attract African American voters...

Published on September 11, 2014

Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets (Updated)

... to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars. "They said they would charge...

Published on September 2, 2014

Likely Congressman Opposes MLK Day, Supports 'Don't Say Gay,' Thinks Women Don't Want Equal Pay

... in Wisconsin's sixth congressional district Republican primary, winning by just 215 votes. Grothman will face Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris (D) in the November general election to succeed retiring-Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI). From offending women to minorities...

Published on August 13, 2014

BREAKING: Judge Allows America's Worst Voter Suppression Law To Take Effect For 2014 Election

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome Almost a year ago today, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a comprehensive voter suppression bill incorporating numerous different tactics used to restrict voting in other states. Among other things...

Published on August 8, 2014

New Report Dismantles Supreme Court's Argument Against The Voting Rights Act

...CREDIT: AP Images Just over a year after the Supreme Court ruled that the nation has made so much progress on voting rights that key legal protections are no longer needed, a coalition of civil rights groups released a report documenting hundreds...

Published on August 7, 2014

Republicans Just Realized How Badly They Need Black Voters

...CREDIT: AP Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) unexpectedly won his runoff against Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel Tuesday night, a win largely credited to African Americans who turned out to vote. The Tea Party, right-wing commentators, and even McDaniel himself...

Published on June 25, 2014

What Happens To Liberalism When Government Is Broken?

... that often masquerade as women's health clinics to convince women not to use contraception or obtain abortions. Clyde laments the fact that, in a state that twice voted for Barack Obama, anti-abortion lawmakers currently control all the levers of state government...

Published on June 23, 2014

Nevada Voter Suppression Initiative Crashes And Burns

... in over 100,000 signatures by 5 p.m. on Tuesday in order to trigger a vote on whether Nevada voters should be required to show photo ID before they can cast a ballot. The deadline came and went, and voter registrars in two counties said they'd received...

Published on June 18, 2014

How Many Voters Of Color Does It Take To Shift Political Power In The South?

... – which are more prevalent in states where minorities turn out vote. Jealous believes that the most important lesson from Freedom Summer is a timeless one: voter registration can overcome voter suppression. Jealous’ report shows what would happen in each Black...

Published on June 18, 2014

Illinois Passes Landmark Progressive Voting Reform

...CREDIT: ShutterstockThe fifth largest state in the nation passed one of the most impactful progressive voting reforms last week, a move that will likely result in hundreds of thousands of new voters. On Friday, both Illinois legislative chambers...

Published on June 2, 2014

Data Brokers Collect And Sell Billions Of Data Points On Nearly Every American

... efforts during elections and better target their voter base, The Washington Post pointed out, so politicians are reluctant to rein in that valuable collection. “[Congress is] not going to vote against their political self-interest,” Jeffrey Chester, executive...

Published on May 28, 2014

Civil Rights Legend Comes Out Hard Against Obama Judicial Nominee (UPDATED)

...Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)CREDIT: AP [update]Lewis released a statement Monday afternoon making clear that he still opposes the Boggs nomination -- "I do not have a vote in the Senate, but if I did I would vote against the confirmation of Michael...

Published on May 19, 2014

These Three Presidential Swing States Still Have Strict Voter ID Laws

... in the recent past." Adelman's decision will still need to survive contact with the conservative United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit -- and, potentially, with a Supreme Court that struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act last...

Published on May 9, 2014

The 800-Pound Gorilla Of The Christian Right

... in support of it, and testified in support of its passage. This was far from the first time in recent years that ADF weighed-in on legislation and encouraged legislators to vote a certain way on public policy proposals. Earlier this year, ADF posted videos...

Published on May 1, 2014

Colorado Declines Medical Pot Access For Veterans With PTSD

... conditions. The state Health Department has twice before rejected petitions to add PTSD to the list, according to the Associated Press. The vote came after lengthy testimony from individuals -- mostly veterans -- who teared up describing the unique relief from...

Published on April 29, 2014

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

...CREDIT: Shutterstock The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately restore voting...

Published on April 18, 2014

New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line

...South Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.CREDIT: AP Photo/Alan Diaz During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough...

Published on April 10, 2014

North Carolina Legislators Justify Voter Suppression With An Inconclusive Report

... presented a report Wednesday identifying suspected cases of dead people voting and individuals voting in two states in 2012. Despite the board's explanation that it is still investigating to determine whether these cases were actually voter fraud or something...

Published on April 3, 2014

Arizona Attorney General: If Those Convicted Of A Crime Can Vote, Politicians Will Campaign On Robbery

... -- not convicted. Last week, one of those individuals prosecuted for voter fraud was acquitted of perjury for allegedly lying on a voter form. Kelli Jo Griffin lost her voting rights because of a drug convictions. But a jury found Griffin did not lie, but instead...

Published on March 25, 2014