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Tag: Voter Id


That Time I Was Investigated for Voter Fraud

If you think such fraud is an unprosecuted crime, tell that to the Maryland investigators who knocked on my door in 2014.

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The Shameful Spectacle of Denying People Their Vote

The Republican Party’s systematic attempt to disenfranchise African-Americans and other minorities with laws and restrictions at the polls did not die with Jim Crow.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Leads in Wisconsin, but Could State’s Voter ID Laws Hurt His Chances?

Law requires that voters present state-issued photo IDs at polls, which could hurt college students—a large part of Sanders’ base.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE


The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same









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Dark Money and Poll Taxes: Coping With Our Crazy Democracy

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The 2014 midterms are upon us, Rebecca Solnit says women’s issues are men’s issues, and “FOIA terrorist” Jason Leopold tells us about Michael Hayden’s finances.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE


Dark Money and Poll Taxes: Coping With Our Crazy Democracy

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The 2014 midterms are upon us, Rebecca Solnit says women’s issues are men’s issues, and “FOIA terrorist” Jason Leopold tells us about Michael Hayden’s finances.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Most Expensive Midterm Ever

The system has always stunk, but now the campaign contributions are bigger and far more secret.

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 READ MORE



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Is Voter Suppression an American Tradition?

Today’s ID laws are driven by an old purpose—undermining genuine majority rule and deflecting threats to the established order.

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 READ MORE


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To Defeat GOP’s Restrictive Voting Laws, Debunk ‘Voter Fraud’

Growing up in Jim Crow Arkansas, Bill Clinton saw how the state’s dominant political and racial elite maintained power by suppressing the rights of minority voters who threatened its authority—and as a young activist, worked to bring down that illegitimate power structure.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 READ MORE



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Pennsylvania ID Law Places Undue Burden on Voters, Judge Rules in Striking It Down

Pennsylvania’s law requiring voters to show identification is unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled Friday. Civil rights groups applauded the decision, but the implications for similar laws in other parts of the country may be limited. 

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE


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AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Gutting the Voting Rights Act

No matter how you parse it, the Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday in Shelby County v. Holder is a constitutional train wreck of historic proportions. But unlike most such disasters, this is one we saw coming.

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 READ MORE



Brown vs. Warren, Koch Brothers vs. Justices, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Paul Ryan’s 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney’s 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state’s voter ID law for the 2012 election.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Jim Cole

Keeping Latinos Away From the Polls

In many states, the number of eligible Latino citizens that could be affected by barriers to voting exceeds the margin of victory of the 2008 presidential election.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Millions of Latinos May Kiss Their Votes Goodbye

Laws recently enacted in several states where minority votes could swing the election may prevent up to 10 million eligible Latino voters from casting their ballots this November, a new study shows.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE


Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Lawmaker: ‘Lazy’ People Should Not Vote

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the sponsor of a strict voter ID law in Pennsylvania that will disproportionately disenfranchise poor and minority voters, is now saying the law will affect only the “lazy”—like the 47 percent of voters Mitt Romney was referring to in a recently leaked undercover video.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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