Voter Rights

Got One of Virginia's New Voter IDs? That's Still Not Enough to Vote.

Got One of Virginia's New Voter IDs? That's Still Not Enough to Vote.
If you show up to vote with only your shiny new Virginia voter photo ID, you won't be allowed to vote. Yep, that's right, despite the genius that is the Virginia General Assembly, a separate class of voters has been created; one that requires two forms of identification to vote.
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Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights

Rock the Voters: A Cautionary Tale from NC's War on Voting Rights
Elections have consequences, so many in fact that it's impossible to list them all. During the past week, we have before us the stark realization that the near-psychotic TeaPublicans are holding the nation hostage. They are even trying to chip away, and in some cases take a sledge hammer to, the right to vote.
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Republican Governor Admits He Will Sign Voter Suppression Bill He Did Not Read

Republican Governor Admits He Will Sign Voter Suppression Bill He Did Not Read
Yet another element has been added to the North Carolina petri dish, as the state tries to create the perfect example of everything that is wrong in American politics. From the corporate takeover to anti-woman legislation to extreme austerity measures, the state is enacting the extreme Republican agenda verbatim. Now, Republican Governor Pat McCrory is saying he will sign a voter suppression bill he admits to not reading.
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Beating Back the Bullies on Election Day

It's no secret that an organized, well-coordinated effort to make it harder to vote threatened to disenfranchise up to five million Americans on Tuesday.
But it turns out that voting rights advocates were organized and well-coordinated, too.
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Justice Department Probes PA’s Voter ID Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal investigation into Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law that, by some estimates, could disenfranchise nearly one in 10 eligible voters—mostly people of color, students, seniors and low-income voters.
The bill mirrors other voter suppression laws Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed in recent years based on model legislation from the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
The Justice Department gave the state election officials 30 days to provide documents to back up the state’s claim that the new law does not discriminate. The law is due to go into effect for the November election.
While the backers claim such voter suppression laws combat voter fraud, in Pennsylvania and other states, there is little evidence of any significant voter fraud.
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