Voting Rights

‘I Voted?’ Examines Bizarre South Carolina Voting Practices

When the unknown Alvin Greene won a primary election for U.S. Senate in June 2010, it wasn’t just South Carolina that was surprised. The shock that an unemployed, non-honorably discharged military veteran awaiting trial for felony obscenity charges could somehow beat a well-known political figure ? and without having done any type of campaigning or […]

ACLU Sues Kansas Over Two Tiered Voting System

ACLU Sues Kansas Over Two Tiered Voting System

Today the American Civil Liberties Union?and ACLU of Kansas filed a lawsuit challenging the Kansas two tiered voter registration system that is leaving people unable to vote in local and state elections. In its 2013 decision in?Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the?Supreme Court?ruled 7-2 that Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter […]

Why The GOP Will Never Be Able To Reach Minority Voters

Why The GOP Will Never Be Able To Reach Minority Voters

After the beating in the 2012 election cycle where 71 percent of Latinos, 73 percent of Asians, 93 percent of African-American, and 55 percent of women voted Democrat, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said correct its outreach strategies. In an interview with MSNBC’s ?Morning Joe? Priebus said: ?It’s not necessarily what you say but […]

TX Gov. Candidate Greg Abbott Victim Of His Own Voter Suppression Law

TX Gov. Candidate Greg Abbott Victim Of His Own Voter Suppression Law

Current Texas Attorney General and 2014 Republican Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott nearly took away his own right to vote. As the Lone Star State’s Attorney General, Abbott has been a zealous proponent of the Voter ID that includes a provision requiring the name on the ID to exactly match the name on the voter roll. […]

Wendy Davis Hit With TX Voter ID Law, Forced To Sign Affidavit To Vote

Wendy Davis Hit With TX Voter ID Law, Forced To Sign Affidavit To Vote

First, it was the Texas District Judge?Sandra Watts?who, after voting for the past five decades, was?almost barred? from voting Oct 22nd. Now it’s gubernatorial candidate state Senator?Wendy Davis who had difficulty voting ?thanks to the state’s new, strict voter ID law.?The law kicked in Tues. Oct. 22 just in time for the start of early […]

VA Purges 40K Voters Before Governor Election

VA Purges 40K Voters Before Governor Election

Just weeks before Virginia’s gubernatorial election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, state elections officials have announced that they have purged nearly 40,000 names from voter rolls. The Board of Elections aims to purge as many as?57,923 names. This announcement comes after the Democratic Party of Virginia filed a lawsuit to stop the […]

Intent of the Law: North Carolina in Voting Rights Crisis

Intent of the Law: North Carolina in Voting Rights Crisis

One of the really big stories being smothered by the government shutdown is the showdown looming in North Carolina over voting rights or, rather, now, the lack thereof. The Justice Department’s suits against North Carolina come after a landmark Supreme court case ruling from an Alabama case which removed stipulations within the Voting Rights Act […]

Thanks Republicans! North Carolina Losing Popularity Nationwide!

Thanks Republicans! North Carolina Losing Popularity Nationwide!

A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) in Raleigh, NC, shows that North Carolina has had a dramatic decline in how it is viewed nationally. During that period, Republicans have gained power with both the Governorship, the State House and Senate for the first time since the 1800’s. Two years ago, PPP did national […]

How NC State Legislature Could Screw Up National Elections For The GOP

How NC State Legislature Could Screw Up National Elections For The GOP

North Carolina voters are disgusted with the state legislature. We’re not just saying that based on what we see on MSNBC. Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll results show that. According to polls, NC GOP candidates are already unfavorable for state and federal elections.?According to the PPP President: We’ve found month after month in our polling […]

Dem. American Values Organization Declares War On GOP Voter Suppression

Dem. American Values Organization Declares War On GOP Voter Suppression

The Republican Party may have out-foxed itself on the voting rights and voter suppression issue. Having maneuvered for years to achieve their dream of a conservative U.S. Supreme Court, they were thrilled with the?SCOTUS decision in June?that seemed to gut enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. What they probably didn’t anticipate was that the Democratic […]

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