voting rights

ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a nationwide effort to expand voting rights. Faiz Shakir who is the ACLU’s national political director told McClatchy last month that this was their chance to go on the offense. Shakir told the media outlet that the entire time, voting rights advocates had been playing […]

Richard Spencer Isn’t Just Racist–His Sexism Says Women Shouldn’t Vote (TWEETS)

Richard Spencer Isn’t Just Racist–His Sexism Says Women Shouldn’t Vote (TWEETS)

It’s been amply established that Richard Spencer is one of the worst people in the world. His life’s dream is to establish a white-only country that would be a “safe space” for the white race. To that end, he has also called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing“–without explaining how it is possible for ethnic cleansing to […]

WATCH: Civil Rights Activists Arrested For Protesting Incoming AG Jeff Sessions

WATCH: Civil Rights Activists Arrested For Protesting Incoming AG Jeff Sessions

Civil rights activists were arrested arrested Tuesday during a sit-in at the Mobile, Alabama, office of Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. The sit-in, organized by the NAACP, drew about two dozen people concerned over Sessions’ nomination as U.S. Attorney General. Sessions has long held controversial views on race. During a 1981 murder investigation, Sessions said he […]

Deplorable Ann Coulter Suggests Racial Purity Test For American Electorate

Deplorable Ann Coulter Suggests Racial Purity Test For American Electorate

Over the years, right-wing nutjob columnist Ann Coulter has said some incredibly objectionable and downright racist things. But Monday evening she went on social media and outdid herself: If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2016 […]

BREAKING: Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Trump Campaign

BREAKING: Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Trump Campaign

In a surprising but monumental move by an Ohio Federal Judge, a restraining order was issued against the Donald Trump campaign to prevent any campaign workers from intimidating or harassing voters at the polls on Tuesday. After pressing Trump’s lawyer about the Republican Presidential nominee’s ridiculous rhetoric concerning voter fraud, the Federal Judge made their […]

Guiliani Goes Wacko Spouting Racist Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Guiliani Goes Wacko Spouting Racist Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Former New York City mayor and current Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani sounded the dog whistle while appearing on Jake Tapper’s CNN show, State of the Union. Can they go even a day without making racist claims? ‘Dead People … Vote For Democrats’ Giuliani was on CNN to backup Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claims of […]

State Fights To Return Voting Rights To Convicted Felons (VIDEO)

State Fights To Return Voting Rights To Convicted Felons (VIDEO)

In Alabama, an important question is being raised; is it unconstitutional to bar people with prior felony convictions from voting? A lawsuit that was filed on September 26 believes the answer to that question is yes. Taking away the right to vote from people who have served time makes one question the purpose of a […]

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right Wing Blowhard: On Welfare? No Vote For You! (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Right wing activist Wayne Allen Root, a man who has offered to be Donald Trump’s “Karl Rove” if he is elected president, had some very interesting things to say to radio host Rob Schilling this week. He wants to take away the voting rights of the poor. Right Wing Could “Win Every Election” Root appeared […]

Rauner Vetoes Bill Designed To Get More Illinois Voters To Polls (VIDEO)

Rauner Vetoes Bill Designed To Get More Illinois Voters To Polls (VIDEO)

Illinois voters really have it bad when it comes to politics. It’s one of those states where it’s actually true that both sides are terrible (though the right is still worse). I can say that because I live here and I see it all the time. Four of our last seven governors have gone to […]

Georgia Town Sending Cops To Homes Of Black Residents To Challenge Voting Rights

Georgia Town Sending Cops To Homes Of Black Residents To Challenge Voting Rights

If you thought the intimidation of black voters was something that disappeared with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, then you need to pay a visit to the small town of Sparta, Georgia, where police officers are now going door-to-door and challenging the voting rights of African-American voters in Sparta. Specifically, the Hancock County […]

Conservative Writer Proposes We ‘Weed Out Ignorant Voters,’ Gets Torched On Social Media

Conservative Writer Proposes We ‘Weed Out Ignorant Voters,’ Gets Torched On Social Media

Some people just don’t get it, and they never will. For example, conservative writer and pundit David Harsanyi, who was whining in a column he wrote for the Washington Post that American voters are “ignorant,” especially when it comes to history. So ignorant, Harsanyi said, that he is concerned: “Never have so many people with so little […]

GO VOTE! Obama Wants To Make Election Day Holiday (VIDEO)

GO VOTE! Obama Wants To Make Election Day Holiday (VIDEO)

We have an orange-hued, bigoted, loud mouth, reality star running for president. My fellow liberals, we need to go vote. We can’t let this guy make it to the White House. President Obama would like to help us with this. He is trying to make the election day a holiday, so more people can get […]

Breaking: Voting Rights Restored For 200,000 Felons In Virginia

Breaking: Voting Rights Restored For 200,000 Felons In Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe’s sweeping order restoring voting rights to convicted felons in Virginia just overturned a Civil War-era practice that was designed, he said, to suppress the African American vote. From The Virginian-Pilot: “The Democrat said his actions would help undo Virginia’s long history of trying to suppress the black vote. ‘Too often in both […]

Hillary Clinton Says Voting Rights Should Be Restored To All Felons (Video)

Hillary Clinton Says Voting Rights Should Be Restored To All Felons (Video)

During a town hall meeting held on “Good Morning America” yesterday, Hillary Clinton said she favors a federal effort to assure that convicted felons who serve their sentences get their voting rights back when they reenter society. Clinton said that would be one of her main proposals for criminal justice reform if she is elected […]

Poll Workers: Head’s Up, Quizzing Voters Is Illegal

Poll Workers: Head’s Up, Quizzing Voters Is Illegal

When exercising his right to vote, Rudy Ravindra of Wilmington, North Carolina felt discriminated against by a poll worker. Raw Story reports that when Ravindra tried to exercise his civic duty, things got bad. The incident prompted Ravindra to write an op-ed for the Raleigh News & Observer detailing his humiliating experience. Poll workers should […]

Sanders Sues OH Secretary Of State For Changing Voting Laws

Sanders Sues OH Secretary Of State For Changing Voting Laws

Bernie Sanders’s campaign sued Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for allegedly changing a law to prevent 17-year-olds from voting in the state’s primary election. The lawsuit occurred this Tuesday. That afternoon, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver spoke to reporters about the allegations. “The secretary of state has decided to disenfranchise people who are 17 […]

Alabama Will No Longer Issue Driver’s Licenses In Counties With 75% Black Registered Voters

Alabama Will No Longer Issue Driver’s Licenses In Counties With 75% Black Registered Voters

If you want to vote in the state of Alabama, you have to prove your identity with a photo ID card, usually a driver’s license or state-issued ID card which you can only get at certain locations. But now the state says it will no longer issue driver’s licenses in counties where 75 percent of […]

5 Times Conservatives Flat Out Admitted They Don’t Want People To Vote

5 Times Conservatives Flat Out Admitted They Don’t Want People To Vote

Maybe you missed it in all the excitement over Pope Francis visiting the United States, but earlier this week GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee actually said he doesn’t want “stupid people”–and by that he means those who won’t cast their ballots for him–to vote at all. But this is hardly the first instance of a […]

Conservatives Are Enraged That Hillary Clinton Wants To Make It Easier For Blacks To Vote

Conservatives Are Enraged That Hillary Clinton Wants To Make It Easier For Blacks To Vote

Earlier this week, during a campaign stop, Hillary Clinton made some strong and very welcome comments on how we should be expanding voting rights and making it easier for all Americans to vote. And it didn’t take long for the GOP Presidential contenders and their right wing jackass allies to start attacking the former Secretary […]

Should Felons Vote? Bill In Congress Would Allow It

Should Felons Vote? Bill In Congress Would Allow It

A bill was introduced this week in both the House and Senate which would restore voting rights in federal elections to nearly 6 million American felons. Representative John Conyers of Michigan and Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland–both Democrats–jointly introduced The?Democracy Restoration Act of 2015. If approved, the bill would allow all former prison inmates to […]