Posts Tagged ‘voter suppression’

Dec
2016
9

MI House Jams “Democracy-proof” Voter Suppression Bill Into Lame Duck Session

MI House Jams
  Michigan Republicans are working overtime to ram home very troubling legislation during the final days of the lame duck session. Despite swirling controversy around the election results, the legislature had the gall this week to move voter suppression legislation – in the form of HB 6066, HB 6067, and HB6068 – through the House:...
Oct
2016
12

They Don’t Want You to Vote: Array of GOP Tactics Still In Use to Quash Minority Voting Participation

They Don't Want You to Vote: Array of GOP Tactics Still In Use to Quash Minority Voting Participation
  Voter suppression is alive and well in GOP country. In Wisconsin, a federal district court judge has ordered the state to investigate the DMV and its voter ID process. The court order follows recent revelations regarding minority voters who were denied voter IDs despite providing the necessary documentation to the DMV. Wisconsin law...
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Oct
2014
15

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is “Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities”

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is
  In his 30-page opinion conservative Judge Richard A. Posner last week dismantled the Republican argument for Voter ID laws after hearing the Wisconsin Voter ID law case as part of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The law was eventually shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007 Posner, a Reagan appointee, wrote [&hellip...
Apr
2014
14

Quoting LBJ, Obama Slams GOP-Led Voter Suppression Efforts

Quoting LBJ, Obama Slams GOP-Led Voter Suppression Efforts
  On Friday, President Obama wrapped up a week of commemorating progress made by the civil rights movement with a fiery speech in which he lashed out at Republicans who seek to restrict voting rights through unnecessary legislation.   Aided by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, [&hellip...
Oct
2013
25

GRAPHIC: States With Conservative Leadership Leading Suppressive Voter ID Charge

GRAPHIC: States With Conservative Leadership Leading Suppressive Voter ID Charge
  A new infographic from the Advancement Project shows the toll being taken on voting rights due to suppression efforts in state legislatures around the country.  Using the states of Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin as examples, the infographic shows how these laws are directly aimed at creating barriers to entry for...
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...
Apr
2012
20

Package of Voter Suppression Bills in Michigan Includes Uncommon Proof of Citizenship Legislation

Package of Voter Suppression Bills in Michigan Includes Uncommon Proof of Citizenship Legislation
In Michigan’s Presidential primary this past February, voters had to prove their U.S. citizenship before obtaining a ballot. The uncommon arrangement has been dubbed necessary by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson who fears illegal immigrants are trying to participate in the state’s elections. However, Johnson’s detractors, such as...
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...