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Tag: Voter Suppression


Members of Congress Call for an End to Voter Suppression

Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U.S. elections.

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Democracy Spring Activists Take Capitol Rotunda to Demand an End to Voter Suppression

Many Americans are fed up with a congressional majority bought and paid for by wealthy special interests. Fifteen protesters were arrested Friday in Washington, D.C., after voicing their disapproval.

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Gov. Scott Walker Could Prevent 300,000 Wisconsinites From Voting Tuesday and in November (Video)

Voter ID laws recently enacted by Wisconsin Republicans could prevent students and people of color—9 percent of the electorate—from voting on April 5 and in the general election.

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Arizona Secretary of State Confirms Election Fraud During Primary Vote

Further enraging state residents, Michele Reagan acknowledged that many voters were given provisional ballots because their party affiliation had been changed without their knowledge.

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 READ MORE



From White Sheets to Spreadsheets

Fifty years after King’s march from Selma, new methods are being used to block African-Americans from voting: Jim Crow has become Dr. James Crow, systems analyst.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 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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Two States Start ‘Separate but Equal’ Voting Systems

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and a separate ruling tossing out Arizona’s “proof of citizenship” law, Arizona and Kansas have adopted separate voter registration systems for federal and state/local elections, the latter requiring proof of citizenship. Look at it as Jim Crow 2.0.

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George W. Bush Hospitalized, Government Sues Bank of America, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the first charges filed in the deadly Benghazi terrorist attacks and a look at the donations of The Washington Post’s new owner.

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GOP Backs Off Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge, Fox News Dissed on Fox News, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another legal challenge to President Obama’s health care law and billionaire Warren Buffet discusses what Congress should do about taxing the wealthy.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


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Democrats, Especially, Struggle to Register New Voters

A Guardian survey of six swing states finds new voter registration markedly down from 2008 levels, particularly among Democrats. A lack of enthusiasm could be to blame, as could the nationwide effort by Republican-controlled state legislatures to make it more difficult to vote.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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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.

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Romney Voter Drive Dust-Up, GOP Lawmaker’s Possible Prostitution Link, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the real percentage of Americans who receive financial help from the federal government and the Massachusetts Senate race between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren gets nasty.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



A Voting Issue That Isn’t (Video)

When Michelle Obama called voting rights “the movement of our era” in a speech Saturday night, she didn’t specifically mention the Republican-led crusade for restrictive voter identification laws. She didn’t have to.

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Is John Roberts Coming for Your Vote?

Racial nostalgists working to restore white political power through voter suppression may have an ally in the Supreme Court.

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Voter ID Laws Could Swing Election for Romney

President Mitt Romney? Although it might be unthinkable right now that the gaffe-prone GOP presidential candidate could win the election, Republicans have figured out a way to help make that a reality. Hint: It involves suppressing the rights of millions of Americans.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 READ MORE



Ron and Rand Crusade, Darker View for Pa. Voters, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s record-breaking month of fundraising and Stephen Colbert on what it means to be an American.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Florida Harks Back to 2000 Election With Latest Voter Purge

Florida is no stranger to voting controversies. Remember Bush v. Gore in 2000? That’s why it is both puzzling and troublesome that the state would once again attempt to undermine the voting process—and in effect democracy itself—in a rather nefarious fashion.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 READ MORE


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Exposing the GOP’s Voter Suppression Campaign

If Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, is to defeat John McCain, he’d better get started organizing teams of election law attorneys and other specialists to guard against efforts already underway to disenfranchise Democratic voters.

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