voter suppression

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Resistance is not futile. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), convened in the spring to feed into Trump’s fiction about three to five-million illegal voters casting fraudulent ballots last November. Its demise is attributed to federal lawsuits, including from one of its own members, and resistance from states that […]

States Tell Kobach To ‘Kick Rocks’ With Latest Request For Voter Info (TWEETS)

States Tell Kobach To ‘Kick Rocks’ With Latest Request For Voter Info (TWEETS)

Earlier this spring, Donald Trump created a commission on “election integrity,” ostensibly to review concerns about the manner in which elections are conducted. The real purpose, however, soon became apparent–to troll for “proof” that Trump only lost the popular vote due to massive voter fraud. The commission’s vice chairman and operating head, Kansas secretary of […]

SC Repubs Put Voter Privacy At Risk, Hand Over Data To Kobach’s Fishing Expedition (TWEETS)

SC Repubs Put Voter Privacy At Risk, Hand Over Data To Kobach’s Fishing Expedition (TWEETS)

Last week, Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity made a sweeping request of the nation’s election officials. The commission, helmed by former Kansas Secretary of State and voter suppression specialist Kris Kobach, wants every bit of information that the states have on the people on the voter rolls–Social Security numbers, party affiliations, military statuses, […]

29 States Defend Voters’ Rights By Refusing To Participate In Mass Voter Suppression (VIDEO)

29 States Defend Voters’ Rights By Refusing To Participate In Mass Voter Suppression (VIDEO)

Vice-president Mike Pence and Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach’s “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” must be onto something pretty big if it’s requesting voter data from every state in the country. In a letter sent to states Thursday, the commission’s vice-chair, Kris Kobach, said he wants it all–Social Security numbers, party affiliations, voting records, criminal histories, […]

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has formed a commission. It’s not looking into shenanigans Russia is alleged to have engaged in during the election. It isn’t going to probe institutional racism in policing those responsible for extra-judicial killings of unarmed Blacks. It isn’t concerned with the impact of climate change. It isn’t planning on addressing the skyrocketing […]

Trump Blows Another Dog Whistle, Thanks Blacks For Electing Him (VIDEO)

Trump Blows Another Dog Whistle, Thanks Blacks For Electing Him (VIDEO)

You may recall that when Donald Trump came to West Michigan on Friday, he admitted that he wasn’t really serious about having Hillary Clinton jailed, despite his followers taking up the chant of “lock her up!” for most of the campaign. But that wasn’t the only thing he said that should send a chill down […]

Bigoted Bannon Declares, Suppressing Black Voters Is ‘Not A Bad Thing’

Bigoted Bannon Declares, Suppressing Black Voters Is ‘Not A Bad Thing’

The more we learn about soon-to-be chief counselor Steve Bannon, the more apparent it becomes that he is a monumental douchebag and racist asshat. The New York Times reports this morning that it spoke with Julia Jones, who was co-writer with Bannon on the Reagan documentary In the Face of Evil. Jones says Bannon once commented that it […]

Neo-Nazis Announce Plans For Voter Suppression: Pass Out ’40s And Weed’ In ‘Ghettos Of Philly ‘

Neo-Nazis Announce Plans For Voter Suppression: Pass Out ’40s And Weed’ In ‘Ghettos Of Philly ‘

Earlier this week, the Ku Klux Klan gleefully endorsed Donald Trump for President, and even put him on the front-page of their “newspaper” which is distributed to brainless hate-filled morons across the country: This comes as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past year and a half since Trump announced […]

Donald Trump Wants Goons To Intimidate Voters In November (VIDEO)

Donald Trump Wants Goons To Intimidate Voters In November (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is asking for volunteer election “observers”: “Help Me Stop Crooked Hillary From Rigging This Election!” This is Trump’s latest effort to undermine the election process and it just happens to coincide with his slump in the polls. BuzzFeed reports that Trump’s fear mongering about rigged elections has become “increasingly prominent” […]

Feds Cut Staff Assigned To Fight Voter Suppression

Feds Cut Staff Assigned To Fight Voter Suppression

Reuters recently reported that the federal Department of Justice (DoJ) has slashed the number of observers to monitor the November elections. This means that it will be much harder to protect the right to vote. And there have been plenty of efforts to keep people from voting in the primary season alone.  Will voter suppression mushroom? […]

Republican State Senate Staffer Exposes GOP Intention To Cheat

Republican State Senate Staffer Exposes GOP Intention To Cheat

Republicans have this thing where they sometimes say exactly what they’re thinking. I know, crazy, right? You would think such a vice would be endearing, but it becomes a problem when your strategy is wrapped up in not actually telling people what you’re thinking. As we showed you earlier this week, that’s what happened to […]

‘Nothing Bad Is Going To Happen’ — Reince Priebus Pretends GOP Isn’t Crumbling Around Him

‘Nothing Bad Is Going To Happen’ — Reince Priebus Pretends GOP Isn’t Crumbling Around Him

In 2012, after the GOP’s disastrous attempt to force Mitt Romney on the American people, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus decided it was time to fix his party. The result was a document called the Growth and Opportunity Project, which he strangely referred to as an autopsy report, apparently not understanding that an autopsy is performed […]

Georgia Republican Sec. Of State’s Voter Info Website Is Down On Election Day

Georgia Republican Sec. Of State’s Voter Info Website Is Down On Election Day

If you’re in Georgia and looking for the closest polling place, too bad for you.?The state’s ?My Voter Page? went offline sometime Tuesday morning and the site is still down. However, the website Find Your F*cking Polling Place is operable. Raw Story reports: Some users reported they could get the site’s splash page to load, […]

Americans For Prosperity Mails Incorrect Voter Registration Info To NC Residents – And A Cat

Americans For Prosperity Mails Incorrect Voter Registration Info To NC Residents – And A Cat

Our friends at Liberaland have reported that according to the North Carolina Board of Elections, hundreds of North Carolina residents — and one resident cat — have received incorrect voter registration information. The culprit? The illustrious Americans for Prosperity, which was founded by the Koch brothers and still funded by them. The uber-conservative group sent […]

Armed Militia Group To Confront Black Democrats At Wisconsin Polling Places

Armed Militia Group To Confront Black Democrats At Wisconsin Polling Places

From Liberaland: A self-described armed militia group in Wisconsin plans to target African American Democrats and responded to the controversy in the typical way: You’re a racist if you call out racism. ?We prefer our people be armed,? Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia’s Facebook page reads. ?Some will be heading to some of Milwaukee, Racine, and […]

Today’s Republicans Are Not republicans. (And They’re Not democrats, Either)

Today’s Republicans Are Not republicans.  (And They’re Not democrats, Either)

Today’s Republican leadership has no serious commitment to the republican form of government (and, thus, they are not “republicans” with a lower case “r”); and they also have no commitment to democracy (and thus also are not small “d” democrats). The evidence is overwhelming. Let’s consider: (1) refusal to abide by the results of elections; […]

Pat Hickey Thinks Republicans Will Win In 2014 Because Youth And People of Color Won’t Vote (VIDEO)

Pat Hickey Thinks Republicans Will Win In 2014 Because Youth And People of Color Won’t Vote (VIDEO)

So if there are any Republicans out there complaining why the youth and minorities tend to vote Democrat, they need to look no further than Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey (R). In an interview with a conservative Radio host Pat Hickey said: This is a great year in an off presidential election. No, seemingly […]

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 […]

SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

Almost?50 years ago, the then Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), took a risk?he knew?could cost?his party?the loyalty of a region?it had dominated electorally?since the end of Reconstruction.??Although slavery?as an institution had been destroyed some hundred years before,?African-Americans?had long suffered?under a?different kind of slavery, one of?social and economic inequality, but also when it came to […]