Posts Tagged ‘Voting Rights’

Aug
2016
23

MI GOP’s Pathetic Attempt to Suppress Minority Voting Squashed by Fed Appeals Court

MI GOP's Pathetic Attempt to Suppress Minority Voting Squashed by Fed Appeals Court
  Michigan Republicans lost another battle last week in their undying fight to inhibit minority voting. A Federal Appeals Court upheld an injunction blocking a law that would eliminate straight-ticket, or “straight-party,” ballots this November: A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Wednesday...
Jul
2015
15

NC’s Archaic Voting Rights Rollback Goes on Closely Watched Trial

NC's Archaic Voting Rights Rollback Goes on Closely Watched Trial
  On Monday, trial began in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina federal courtroom to determine the fate of what one expert labeled “the worst voter suppression law since the 1960’s.”  The case, North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory, claims that a series of changes to the state’s election laws known as the North Carolina Voter Information and...
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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...
Aug
2013
12

Florida Oranges? How About Sour Grapes? Gov. Scott Tries Again to Purge Voters from the Rolls

  In the lead up to the 2012 election, Florida Governor Rick Scott made news by attempting to purge 182,000 voters from the voting rolls. This was part of a voter suppression plan that included ending early voting, cracking down on voter registration drives, and creating long lines in precincts in poor and minority neighborhoods. [&hellip...