Archive for the ‘VOTER ID’ Category

Aug
2012
17

Under Pressure, Ohio Abandons Suppressive Voting Hours and GOP Favoritism; Pennsylvania Stays on Democracy-Crushing Course

Under Pressure, Ohio Abandons Suppressive Voting Hours and GOP Favoritism; Pennsylvania Stays on Democracy-Crushing Course
As pressure mounted to end a perceived voter suppression campaign, Ohio Secretary of State John Husted announced Wednesday that all counties in the Buckeye State will abide by uniform early voting hours. Originally, counties were making their own hours via four-person election boards with Husted acting as the tie-breaking vote. Not surprisingly,...
Aug
2012
2

REMINDER: Voter ID is About Real People, With Real Stories of Being Denied the Right to Vote

REMINDER: Voter ID is About Real People, With Real Stories of Being Denied the Right to Vote
With the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law facing trial in Harrisburg, observers are reminded that the numbers floating around about who cannot vote represent real people with real stories, none of whom deserve inferior voting rights. Republicans continue to argue that the wave of new voter ID laws is a result of voter fraud...
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Jul
2012
27

Former FL GOP Chairman: “Political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting.”

Former FL GOP Chairman:
People who follows the Voter ID issue closely — and particularly those who oppose it vehemently — understand the way in which such laws suppress the voting ability of certain demographics. Within the framework of electoral politics, the Voter ID conversation often focuses on the interest of Republicans in limiting the vote of...
Jul
2012
25

On Heels of Admission that State Has Never Had a Case of Voter Fraud, PA’s Voter ID Law Goes to Court

On Heels of Admission that State Has Never Had a Case of Voter Fraud, PA's Voter ID Law Goes to Court
Today, in a Harrisburg courtroom, Judge Robert Simpson will hear Applewhite et al. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a case that pits a coalition of civil rights groups questioning the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law against the administration that authored it. On the federal level, the Justice Department is investigating the...
Jul
2012
24

STUDY: Racial Attitudes, Not Party Affiliation, Determine Support for Voter ID

STUDY: Racial Attitudes, Not Party Affiliation, Determine Support for Voter ID
A new study, conducted by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, found that support for Voter ID laws is directly linked to one’s racial resentments. For those who still believe that Voter ID will stop the 0.0002 percent of Americans who commit voter fraud, this study is further proof that the...
Jul
2012
10

PA GOP Using Federal Funds Appropriated for Voter Aid to Pay Romney Fundraiser’s Lobbying Firm

Has the Pennsylvania GOP learned nothing from it’s Mike Turzai moment/low point? Must they have the Governor’s approval rating dip into the single digits before changing course? Has the backlash against the state’s oppressive Voter ID law that will likely prevent 758,939 registered voters from partaking in the November election...
Jul
2012
6

REPORT: 9% of PA Voters (Not 1%, Like He Said) May Be Disenfranchised by Gov. Corbett’s Voter ID Law

REPORT: 9% of PA Voters (Not 1%, Like He Said) May Be Disenfranchised by Gov. Corbett’s Voter ID Law
A controversial Pennsylvania Voter ID law will affect more voters than previously expected according to state election officials. 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have Transportation Department-issued photo identification cards which means they may not be able to vote in the November election. While a vast majority of probable...
Jun
2012
12

REVEALED: Maine’s Same-Day Voter Registration Ban Was Funded by Michigan Conservatives

REVEALED: Maine's Same-Day Voter Registration Ban Was Funded by Michigan Conservatives
Though the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may be backing slightly off their Voter Suppression crusade due to corporate members jumping ship, states under Tea Party influence are continuing the effort with funding from unexpected sources. In Maine, a legislation was signed into law last year disallowing same-day voter registration....
May
2012
15

Former Four-Term Tennessee Congressman Files Voter Suppression Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of 70,000 People

Former Four-Term Tennessee Congressman Files Voter Suppression Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of 70,000 People
Lincoln Davis, a former four-term Congressman from Tennessee, went to vote in the 2012 primaries only to find out he had been illegally purged from the voter records. Despite having his proper ID, mandated by newfangled “Voter ID” laws — we refer to them affectionately as Voter Suppression laws — he was not given the...
Mar
2012
14

Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID, Cites Disproportionately Negative Impact on Latinos

Judge Rejects Texas Voter ID, Cites Disproportionately Negative Impact on Latinos
The Justice Department has decided that a new Texas Voter ID Law would discriminate against hundreds of thousands of registered Latino voters and struck it down. The objection of the Justice Department means that the law will not take effect until a federal court makes a ruling. The law, which would require presentation of a [&hellip...
Mar
2012
8

Connecticut to Pursue Laws that Will (Gasp!) Encourage, Not Suppress, Voting

Connecticut to Pursue Laws that Will (Gasp!) Encourage, Not Suppress, Voting
Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill has announced that her state will buck the national trend of voter suppression and pass laws to make it easier to vote on election day. Two proposals include same-day registration and an online voter database. Citing an outdated system, Merrill told the Hartford Courant that the state needs to [&hellip...
Mar
2012
7

USA! USA! Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Temporarily Halted By Judge…

USA! USA! Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Temporarily Halted By Judge…
Striking down what he called “the single most restrictive voter eligibility law in the country,” Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan put a temporary injunction on Wisconsin’s voter ID Law on Tuesday. A trial to determine whether or not the injunction will become permanent is set for April 16th. The temporary injunction...