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Voting Rights

  1. the kavanaugh hearings
    As Kavanaugh Tried to Focus on Legal Abstractions, Real World Kept IntrudingOn day two of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats chipped away at the Supreme Court nominee’s attempt to put forth a regular-guy persona.
  2. election security
    Wrong Kind of Security: Georgia Obstructs Overseas Voter RegistrationA state — and a Secretary of State — famous for lax election security and hostility to voting rights makes an odd decision.
  3. voter fraud hoax
    Justice Department Finds 19 Illegal Voters; Right-Wing Peanut Gallery CheersFinding a few cases of illegal voting does not justify Trump’s sweeping claims that “millions and millions” of illegal votes have been cast.
  4. voting rights
    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.
  5. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  6. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  7. voting rights
    Georgia County Trying to Close Most of Its Polling PlacesIs the GOP is mounting a dramatic attack on voting opportunities in a small county?
  8. On the 150th Birthday of the 14th Amendment, Its Future Hangs in the BalanceTrump may not know the 14th Amendment from the 14th floor of one of his hotels, but his second SCOTUS pick could greatly affect its interpretation.
  9. Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and ArrestsIn a revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy project that brought protestors to Washington in 1968, the protests will continue for 40 days.
  10. Are Republicans Violating Your Right Not to Vote?Maintaining the right to vote may depend on keeping people who don’t always vote on the rolls, as a Ohio case before the Supreme Court shows.
  11. Court Orders North Carolina to Draw Less GOP-Biased DistrictsFor the first time ever, a federal court just ruled that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. That could gain Democrats five new House seats.
  12. 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.
  13. If Trump Keeps Threatening Government Shutdown, Democrats Will Have Some OptionsNow that the president has put a government shutdown squarely on the table, Democrats must decide if they want a deal, or just a Trump defeat.
  14. Justice Department Changes Sides, Wants to Let States Purge Infrequent VotersIn a policy reversal, the Justice Department now supports quick purges of infrequent voters, which especially affect minorities (and Democrats).
  15. Most Republicans Oppose Making It Much Easier to VoteA poll finds 63 percent of GOP voters saying citizens “should prove they want to vote by registering ahead of time.” Most Americans disagree.
  16. Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Gerrymandered North Carolina DistrictsClarence Thomas joined the court’s liberals in ruling that the congressional districts were designed to dilute the influence of black voters.
  17. 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.
  18. Pence Vows Full Evaluation of Voter Rolls in Leaked Audio of Private MeetingThe vice-president isn’t going to let a total lack of evidence get in the way of a perfectly good voter-fraud investigation.
  19. voting rights
    Steve Bannon Is Registered to Vote in Two States (Update: So Is Tiffany Trump)An act his boss, President Trump, just promised to “investigate” as part of his ongoing election-fraud fantasy.
  20. Jeff Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be Attorney GeneralThe Alabama senator argues that his prosecution of black activists for voter fraud was a testament to his commitment to voting rights.
  21. Racist or Not, Sessions Chose the Wrong Side in the Fight for Voting RightsWe should fear that Trump’s attorney general pick will use his enormous powers against the powerless — because he’s done it before.
  22. Trump Threatens to Make the GOP the Party of Permanent Voter SuppressionA model under which protecting constitutional government depends on disenfranchising young and minority voters.
  23. hillary clinton 2016
    Clinton Campaign Will Take Part in Recounts, But Casts Doubt on Rigging TheoriesBoth the Clinton campaign and the White House say they haven’t found the evidence to warrant further scrutiny of the election results.
  24. Trump Sues Nevada for Letting Too Many Latinos Vote. The Judge Was Not Pleased.Trump claimed that early-voting hours were unlawfully extended at a Mexican grocery store, and wanted to learn the names of the poll workers involved.
  25. 4 Million Americans Can’t Vote for President Because of Century-Old LawsWe’re talking about 4 million Americans who live in the five U.S. territories.
  26. cut cover story
    Granddaughters of the RevolutionEleven descendants of suffragists remind us that it wasn’t so long ago that women couldn’t vote for president, much less run for it.
  27. early and often
    Ohio Voters Illegally Removed From Rolls May Cast Ballots in NovemberAt least 846,391 Ohio voter registrations were canceled between 2010 and 2014.
  28. Deadlocked SCOTUS Refuses to Revive N.C.’s Voter Suppression Law – for NowIn the long battle over voting rights, today’s decision doesn’t even amount to a skirmish. But don’t tell that to conspiracy-minded Trump supporters.
  29. GOP Voter-Suppression Efforts Are Shifting to the Local LevelRepublicans are finding ways of evading federal judicial supervision.
  30. For First Time in 50 Years, No Federal Observers Will Protect Voting RightsIt’s a little-noticed by-product of a landmark Supreme Court voting-rights decision. That invites mischief.
  31. get out the vote
    You Can Now Register to Vote at Planned ParenthoodGet out the vote.
  32. Courts Strike Blows Against Voter Suppression in Two Battleground StatesVoting “reforms” have been struck down in North Carolina and Wisconsin.
  33. Ohio Purges Infrequent Voters From RollsOfficials in the Buckeye State have removed tens of thousands of infrequent voters from registration lists. Such voters are disproportionately poor, black, and Democratic.
  34. voting rights
    Federal Judge Upholds Controversial North Carolina Voter ID LawHe ruled the law does not discriminate against minorities.
  35. Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights for More Than 200,000 Ex-FelonsGovernor Terry McAuliffe described his executive order as an effort to undo the legacy of Jim Crow. Republicans call it “political opportunism.”
  36. SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to One-Person-One-VoteThis decision wasn’t affected by Justice Scalia’s death.
  37. Kentucky Restores Voting Rights to Ex-FelonsIt had previously been one of three states that did not restore voting rights to certain convicted felons after they’d served time. 
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