Search Results for “vote suppression

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

Arkansas GOP Outraged About Voter Suppression After Candidate Gets Kicked Off The Voter Rolls

... ballots thrown out earlier this year following the implementation of more rigorous voting guidelines." Indeed, Arkansas' strict voter ID law caused chaos during the May primary. Voters were inappropriately grilled on their personal information at the polls...

Published on October 2, 2014

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Halts Major Part Of North Carolina's Voter Suppression Law

...President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965CREDIT: AP A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit halted two provisions of North Carolina's comprehensive voter suppression law on Wednesday, although...

Published on October 1, 2014

Montana Lawmakers Push Voters To Suppress Their Own Voting Rights

... of the country's key voting rights battles as voters decide whether to preserve or eliminate the state's Election Day Registration (EDR) law, which permits citizens to register (or update their registration if they've recently moved) when they show up at the polls...

Published on September 30, 2014

Judge Slams Voter Suppression Law -- 'Why Does The State Of North Carolina Not Want People To Vote?'

...CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome Voting rights advocates in North Carolina caught a lucky break on Thursday, where it was revealed that the panel of three judges who would consider that state's comprehensive voter suppression law included one Clinton...

Published on September 29, 2014

Manipulating The Vote

...How Republicans In Three States Are Trying To Change The Game Conservative legislatures and Secretaries of State across the country have taken draconian steps to limit access to the vote, from voter ID laws, to limits on early voting, and now...

Published on September 19, 2014

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