A new poll by a pro-voter suppression group asked 1,000 American adults about the issue of voter fraud in the United States. And despite their arguably slanted question, just 36 percent of those sold agreed with the group's premise that it is a "major problem."
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In the aftermath of the contested 2000 presidential election, Congress passed the bipartisan Help America Vote Act of 2002 to provide federal money to make it easier for Americans to exercise their right to vote and for local governments to ensure smooth elections.
When the Justice Department revealed on Friday that Pam Karlan would become the nation's top voting rights attorney, it was as if Marsellus Wallace called up the many voters being disenfranchised in states like Texas and North Carolina, and told them that he's sending The Wolf.
By allowing the majority of Senators to "advise and consent" on executive branch nominees -- without giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a virtual veto, the Senate could allow major progressive change in an array of areas beyond just the federal courts.
In this month's statewide elections in Virginia, 222 voters were forced to cast a provisional ballot because they did not provide a valid form of voter identification at their polling place. Of those voters, just 88 ultimately had their votes counted.