Archive for the ‘VOTER ID’ Category

Dec
2011
24

Indiana Sec. of State Found Guilty of Voter Fraud In State With Nation’s Worst Voter ID Law

Indiana Sec. of State Found Guilty of Voter Fraud In State With Nation’s Worst Voter ID Law
Indiana’s Secretary of State is being removed from office on charges that he was not eligible for the office he was elected to. From Political Animal: It hasn’t been a good month for the GOP and election fraud. Two weeks ago, a Maryland jury convicted a Republican official who oversaw illegal voter-suppression tactics in the [&hellip...
Nov
2011
9

ELECTION NIGHT BUZZKILL: Mississippi Passed a Voter ID Measure Last Night

On a night of electoral victories for progressives from state to state, Mississippi gave Democrats one of their few defeats. After rejecting a fairly radical anti-abortion initiative, voters in the Magnolia state voted in favor of a voter ID law that forces potential voters to show a photo ID in order to cast their ballot. [&hellip...
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Sep
2011
13

Voter ID Workshops in Wisconsin

The City Clerk’s office in Madison has set up a series of Voter ID Workshops to help those who will be affected by attempts to suppress the right to vote in next year’s presidential elections. These presentations will cover the recent changes to state election laws, including requirements for photo identification and poll book...
Sep
2011
8

Wisconsin DMV Staff Member Fired For Notifying Co-Workers of DOT Policy to Keep Free Voter IDs Secret

Malcontent has been brewing in Wisconsin this week after it came to light that a Department of Transportation official — a political appointee hand-selected by Scott Walker — sent a memo to DMV staff members telling them to avoid notifying visitors of free photo IDs. Today, a gun even more smoking was unveiled, when an [&hellip...
Sep
2011
7

BREAKING: Wisconsin Official Tells Staff Not to Mention That Voter IDs are Free

We’ve already witnessed video accounts of Wisconsin DMV workers being unhelpful to a young man in search of a Voter ID, and now reports come from The Cap Times that a top DOT official told staff members not to mention free voter ID cards to the public unless they are asked about them. An internal [&hellip...
Aug
2011
8

Maine Group May Have Enough Signatures to Bring Back Same-Day Voter Registration

Maine Group May Have Enough Signatures to Bring Back Same-Day Voter Registration
The Bangor Daily News reports that a broad effort to push back against voter disenfranchisement in Maine may announce success tomorrow, if enough signatures are presented in support of same-day voter registration: Campaign spokesman David Farmer said the coalition members are confident they’ve received enough signatures to force the November...
Jul
2011
28

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID
Democratic leaders in Ohio, lead by Warrensville Heights Representative Marcia Fudge, are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether voter ID laws that have been proposed in Ohio (and other states) would violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. According to Sabrina Eaton’s article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,...
Jul
2011
26

VIDEO: WI DMV Clerk Tells Boy His Bank Account Doesn’t Show Enough “Activity” To Get a Voter ID

A video has surfaced of a boy trying to get one of the new Wisconsin Voter ID’s that were ushered in by the signing of new a voting law in the state. Shot by the boy’s mother with the clear intention of indicting the process, the video shows the pair going from station to station [&hellip...
Jul
2011
23

MAIDEN VOTAGE: Name Changes From Marriage and Divorce Make Voter ID Laws Worse for Women

This week, Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Kristof, tweeted an article about Voter ID laws disproportionately disenfranchising women. The crux of that article appears below: Requiring voters to register with proof of citizenship is more problematic for women than for men. A survey by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU law school shows that only...
Jun
2011
21

Robocalls to Suppress Black Turnout in Maryland Stoke the Voter Disenfranchisement Flame

Robocalls to Suppress Black Turnout in Maryland Stoke the Voter Disenfranchisement Flame
Last week, Republican operatives in Maryland were charged with voter disenfranchisement related to robocalls made during the 2010 gubernatorial election. From CBS in Baltimore: On Thursday, a grand jury indicted Ehrlich campaign manager Paul Schurick and consultant Julian Henson. They are charged with violating election laws with robocalls that...
Jun
2011
20

North Carolina Governor Expected to Veto Voter Suppression This Week

North Carolina Governor Expected to Veto Voter Suppression This Week
Voter Identification bills that seek to enforce tougher standards on people at the polls — despite almost zero evidence of voter fraud — continue to make their way to the desks of the governors of the nation. Ohio recently joined the ranks of states implementing what many label Voter Suppression, while Missouri governor Jay Nixon...