voter suppression

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'
Judge William Posner, a conservative jurist for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and once promoter of voter ID laws, lambasted Wisconsin's restrictive and racist attempt to – in the state's words – "combat fraud."
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What Effect, If Any, Did Voter ID Laws Have on the Election?

Elaine Schmottlach has been a ballot clerk in the small southeastern New Hampshire town of Nottingham – population, 4,785 – for the last 25 years. Yet when it came time for her to vote on Nov. 6, she had to show valid photo identification as required under a new state law.
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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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Video: Polling Place Disaster in Prince William County, Virginia

Shocking New Footage of the Polling Place Ordeal of the most African-American District in Virginia's Prince William County
According to Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi, Virginia law requires that one voting machine be assigned per 750 registered voters. By contrast, Maryland law requires one voting machine per 200 registered voters. This polling place did not appear to adhere to Virginia's law, with only six voting machines and over 5,000 registered voters.
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New Resource in Fight Against Voter Suppression

I got a press release yesterday - worth posting in full:
New Website NHVoterProtection.org Educates Granite Staters of Voting Rights, Responsibilities
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GOP's Ongoing Vote Suppression

Ari Berman talked the GOP's ongoing vote suppression. How GOP is helping people register, then after seeing who they register for, destroy the registration. How Republicans made a huge deal over ACORN and how different their complains about ACORN were compared to the much more sinister methods of voter suppression they use.
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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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Understanding the Burden of Photo ID for Alabama Voters

Imagine the frustration and imagine how many people who experience that will never make it around to getting back to that office with all the necessary supporting documents on the correct day -- and during the often limited hours -- to try again. Burdensome? Yes it is. And it will happen all over Alabama's Black Belt.
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