Voter supression

Study Links Voter ID Laws (and Lawmakers) to Bias Against Latinos

Study Links Voter ID Laws (and Lawmakers) to Bias Against Latinos
A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California argues that bias among state legislators against Latino voters is an important factor in the passage of tough voter ID laws across the country. The laws ostensibly are designed to prevent voter fraud, but the researchers said there’s almost no evidence that such fraud is a problem in U.S. elections
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How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law

How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law
Once again, there was an effort this week to make voting more difficult in Colorado. Known as the “Reduce Voter Identity Theft Act,” the bill proposed to get rid of several permissible IDs that can now be used to vote: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. This can lead to disenfranchisement and was fortunately voted down and suspended indefinitely. So how did Colorado do it?
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President Obama, It's Time to Do Something About Money in Politics

President Obama, It's Time to Do Something About Money in Politics
The scramble to raise campaign funds has become a full-time job for elected officials from the courthouse to the statehouse and to the Capitol and the White House. In last year’s campaign alone, you hosted 222 fundraising events.
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Common Cause: The Young Vote is Alive and Well

Poll data from this past election indicates an increase in millennial voter turnout; even as articles leading up to election day speculated that voter apathy and the “enthusiasm gap” would surely yield a lower percentage of young people turning out.
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Holder Defends Voting Rights Act, Calls for Reform

Section 5 requires that states with a history of racially motivated voter suppression get approval from the Department of Justice before changing their election laws.
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Voters Overwhelmingly Support Federal Election Reform

A new national poll has found that more Americans than ever agree that it’s time to take a second look at our election laws. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said that they’d support national standards establishing who can vote, polling hours, ballot design, and more; 50% said they’d be very supportive of these measures.
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OH Secretary of State Asks Supreme Court To Suppress Early Voting

You’d think a public official whose job is to supervise free and fair elections would be focused on ensuring that every eligible voter has a meaningful chance to vote and that every vote is counted as cast. Sadly, in Ohio, you’d be wrong.
Jon Husted, Ohio’s secretary of state, is making it his business to gum up the machinery of democracy in the Buckeye state. He’s been fighting for months to limit access to early voting, which helps tens of thousands of Ohioans with disabilities, or jobs that keep them busy during normal voting hours, participate in elections.
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