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Voter Suppression

  1. voter suppression
    What Russia Learned About Black Voters From AmericaA new report on Russian interference in the 2016 election shows that Putin’s meddlers used tactics not unfamiliar to modern-day Republicans.
  2. politics
    A New Election Might Be the Only Way Forward in North CarolinaNow Nancy Pelosi is threatening to not seat Rep. Mark Harris, the putative victor. And more damning evidence of GOP complicity is coming to light.
  3. 2018 midterms
    John Barrow, Who Inspired No One, Loses In GA Secretary of State RunoffGeorgia Democrats tried to capture Brian Kemp’s old secretary of state job on Tuesday by running a centrist, and failed.
  4. voter suppression
    Fear of a Black North CarolinaThomas Farr’s failed nomination belies how close he came to the federal bench in a state known for its hostility toward black political power.
  5. voting rights
    Why a National Campaign for Voting Rights Is EssentialWhile a constitutional voting-rights amendment is unlikely, a national campaign could do much good, and Democrats are foolish if they don’t pursue it.
  6. 2020 elections
    Why New Hampshire’s Bill Gardner May Lose the Office He’s Held for Four DecadesThe secretary of state’s big mistake was joining the Trump-Kobach “voter fraud” commission.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Why Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Comments Weren’t ‘Accidental’The Mississippi senator’s glib comments about hangings, voter suppression, and the Confederacy negate claims she meant them innocently.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Stacey Abrams Ends Her Gubernatorial CampaignAfter mulling and then rejecting possible lawsuits, Abrams yielded to Brian Kemp in a “non-concession concession.”
  9. 2018 midterms
    Abrams Considers Long-Shot Lawsuit As Georgia Prepares to Certify Kemp’s WinBrian Kemp will likely be certified as the winner of the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia today. But Stacey Abrams may pursue one final legal remedy.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Judges Stop Certification of Kemp As Georgia Winner, Giving Abrams HopeTwo different judicial actions cast some doubt on Kemp’s win over Abrams in the governor’s race, and also a very close congressional contest.
  11. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  12. 2018 midterms
    Brian Kemp Will Likely Win Georgia Due to an Election Travesty of His Own MakingGeorgia’s electorate may trend conservative, but Brian Kemp’s Jim Crow-esque thwarting of black votes makes it hard to tell by how much.
  13. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Is Suppressing Black Votes, and Everyday Georgians Are Helping HimBrian Kemp is suppressing black votes in Georgia. Less attention is being paid to the everyday citizens helping him.
  14. 2018 midterms
    Trump Tries to Intimidate Voters With ‘Law Enforcement Is Watching’ TweetThe president is using an old tactic: issuing vague threats of prosecution to discourage minorities from participating in the election.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Judge Tells Kemp to Send Absentee Ballots to Voters Rejected Over TechnicalitiesOne of many efforts by Kemp to supervise his own election in a self-interested way has been stopped.
  16. politics
    Abrams-Kemp Debate Reflected Old Southern Divisions Over Equality and JusticeKemp thinks he can win by labeling Abrams as an “extremist,” but she’s gambling on the state being ready for something new.
  17. Georgia County Debacle Shows Why We Need a Voting-Rights Act With TeethIt took an army of lawyers, activists, journalists, and citizens to provide the scrutiny the Voting Rights Act of 1965 used to make routine.
  18. 2018 elections
    Kansas Governor Concedes to Trump Favorite Kris Kobach in GOP PrimaryKobach’s win sets up an intense gubernatorial race in the fall, and possibly a Democratic win.
  19. Trump’s Candidate Brian Kemp Wins Georgia GOP Governor’s Bid EasilyNow Kemp will face Stacey Abrams in a partisan, ideological, and personal grudge match.
  20. Supreme Court Opens Door to More Red-State Voter PurgesIn a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS finds a rationale for policing voting rolls in ways that disproportionately affect minorities.
  21. Maryland Adopts Automatic Voter RegistrationTo Republicans’ chagrin, Marylanders will now be automatically registered to vote when they interact with state agencies.
  22. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  23. What Black Voters Had to Overcome to Vote in Alabama“The consistent studies and the consistent research all suggest that there’s some sort of political or racial motivation behind these kinds of laws.”
  24. Roy Moore Hasn’t Won Just YetMoore has improved his position since being hit with sexual-misconduct allegations, but African-American turnout for Doug Jones could be crucial.
  25. Trump’s Win Wasn’t Fair or Democratic — But It Was ‘Legitimate’Hillary Clinton should not compete with Donald Trump in expressing contempt for a flawed but perfectly lawful system of elections.
  26. Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for TrumpThere’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
  27. Kris Kobach Wants a Promotion. But Will He Stay in Topeka or Head to D.C.?The famous immigrant-baiter and vote-suppressor is running for governor, but certain moves by Trump could mean Kobach’s future is in D.C.
  28. In Illinois, Another Boost for Automatic Voter RegistrationIn a bipartisan step, Illinois is set to join a growing number of states that sign up eligible voters when they do business with state agencies.
  29. Trump Creates Panel to Find Those ‘Millions of Illegal Voters’Never mind the total lack of evidence that they exist.
  30. Judge Overturns Early Voter Registration Deadline for the Ossoff-Handel RaceIn rough justice for GOP candidate and voting-rights pariah Karen Handel, a judge has extended registration for her runoff contest with Jon Ossoff.
  31. Donald Trump’s Delusions About Voter Fraud Are Very Useful for the GOPTrump brought the GOP back to the White House by conning insecure voters. Now, he may keep the party in power by conning his insecure self.
  32. Will Hurricane Matthew Have Consequences for November?The storm is hitting the swing state of Florida days before the voter-registration deadline, and Governor Rick Scott has refused to extend it.
  33. Courts Strike Blows Against Voter Suppression in Two Battleground StatesVoting “reforms” have been struck down in North Carolina and Wisconsin.
  34. Alabama Partially Reverses Closure of Driver’s License Offices in Poor CountiesIn response to widespread criticism, the offices will now open one day a month to serve local residents.
  35. The Most Baldly Racist Daily Show Interview EverA must-see.
  36. oh good grief
    Privileged Voter Lena Dunham Flew Home Just to Cast BallotInadvertently making an excellent case for America’s voter suppression problems.
  37. Voting Shenanigans From Across the NationWho’s supposedly cheating and where?
  38. Dahlia Lithwick and Ayelet Waldman on Michelle Bachmann and Why They’re So Worried About Voter SuppressionToday, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and author Ayelet Waldman discuss Michelle Bachmann’s anti-Obama blunder, the discouraging fight against incipient voter suppression, and George W. Bush’s one enduring, “raging success.”