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Voter Suppression

  1. voting rights
    Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression PlaybookTrump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
  2. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  3. voting rights
    State Republicans’ War on Voting by Mail Has BegunThe GOP, which once championed the practice, is reintroducing restrictions abandoned years ago.
  4. voting rights
    Why Democrats Must Keep the Filibuster From Killing Voting RightsWith red states racing to further restrict voting, some limited filibuster reform to allow voting-rights legislation to be passed is now essential.
  5. vision 2020
    We Can Tell a Better Story About Women’s VotesOn an Election Day with voting rights in peril, history can be our blueprint.
  6. vision 2020
    Trump’s Voter-Suppression Strategy Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)Historic turnout doesn’t erase the threat posed by the GOP’s open contempt for the political rights of its opposition.
  7. schemes
    Jacob Wohl Has Been Indicted for Voter Suppression AgainEarlier this month, Wohl and his sidekick were charged with voter suppression in Michigan. Now they’ve been indicted for the same plot in Ohio.
  8. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump Keeps Repeating These Ludicrous Attacks on Voting by MailSome Trump claims are made up, others are exaggerations, and still others mistake safeguards against fraud for fraud.
  10. vision 2020
    In the 2020 Race, Uncertainty Is All Trump Has Going for HimMost of the developments that could produce a Trump comeback and win are beyond the president’s control.
  11. vision 2020
    The Democrats Are Almost Certainly Going to Win the Popular Vote. Again.Soon popular majorities may take radical action to disrupt minority rule maintained through anti-democratic institutions and voter suppression.
  12. 2020 elections
    Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate PrimaryThe abrasive nativist and vote suppressor — and Trump’s close ally — was defeated by Roger Marshall, a better prospect for holding an open GOP seat.
  13. vision 2020
    Why Trump Can’t Count on COVID-19 to Suppress the Vote for HimDespite the pandemic, primary turnout has been strong, so Republicans wanting to hold down the vote will have to suppress it on their own.
  14. vision 2020
    The Tulsa Rally Was a Really Bad Sign for TrumpThe fiasco in Oklahoma sent a lot of terrible messages about the president and his prospects for reelection.
  15. vision 2020
    Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November?Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election lawyer, sees the potential for disaster.
  16. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
  17. vision 2020
    Trump Threatens to Cut Off Funds for States That Expand Voting by MailThere’s no legal theory supporting presidential intervention in state election decisions, so Trump may just be preparing to challenge adverse results.
  18. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  19. 2020 elections
    If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Become Veep, a 2022 Rematch With Kemp Looks PromisingIf all else fails, the rising Democratic star from Georgia could hold Georgia’s governor accountable for his perilous COVID-19 policies.
  20. voting rights
    Court Trashes Kobach’s Proof-of-Citizenship LawKobach is now running for the Senate instead of suppressing votes, but his signature law, which kept 31,000 Kansans from registering to vote, is gone.
  21. covid-19
    Brian Kemp Doesn’t Answer to YouHe can “reopen” Georgia without fear because he’s insulated himself from democratic consequences.
  22. vision 2020
    The Wisconsin Results Should Worry Republicans EverywhereDemocrats’ judicial landslide, despite Republican voter suppression, is another sign all the anticipatory gloating of Trump supporters was premature.
  23. 2020 elections
    Progressive Upsets Conservative Judge After Suppressed Vote in WisconsinDespite insisting on holding an election in the middle of a pandemic to restrict voting, Wisconsin Republicans lost their grip on a key judicial seat.
  24. vision 2020
    Biden’s Hidden Advantage Against TrumpThe president did well in 2016 among voters who disliked both major-party candidates. That’s very unlikely to happen again.
  25. 2020 elections
    After Its Disturbing Election Day, What Happens Next in Wisconsin?Republicans will probably benefit from their extraordinary efforts to hold down turnout, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
  26. super tuesday
    Texas, Super Tuesday Juggernaut, Is a Voting-Rights NightmareNew analysis from the Guardian shows that Texas leads the American South in poll-site closures since 2012.
  27. voter suppression
    Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds“Good work, this story is so complex folks will not make it all the way through it.”
  28. neo-confederates
    Out With the Confederacy, In With Democracy in VirginiaVirginia is about to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day from the list of state holidays and replace it with Election Day.
  29. voter suppression
    Georgia Republicans Secure Another Victory in Their Latest Voter PurgeA federal judge’s latest ruling is bad news for voting-rights advocates, including the Stacey Abrams–founded organization Fair Fight Georgia.
  30. voter suppression
    Georgia Republicans Purged 4 Percent of the State’s Voter RegistrationsThe state ended 309,000 voter registrations overnight. It’s unclear when — or if — many of the eligible voters affected will get their rights back.
  31. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  32. stacey abrams
    Abrams Not Running for President but Will Fight Voter Suppression NationallyShe is keeping her veep options open and may still run for governor of Georgia in 2022.
  33. vision 2020
    Trump Is Helping Democrats Mobilize Against HimBase mobilization strategies tend to reach a point of diminishing returns. It’s unclear if Trump understands that, but persuasion’s not his thing.
  34. voting rights
    Voter Purges Show Why We Need a Constitutional Right to VoteAs one of the two major parties steadily moves toward open opposition to democratic principles, a stand for voting rights is essential.
  35. voter suppression
    Iowa GOP Moves Forward With Plan to Disenfranchise College StudentsUnder the proposed law, graduating college students would be asked if they plan to remain in Iowa, then struck from the voting rolls if they say no.
  36. state of the union address
    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union Response is a Golden OpportunityResponses to presidential State of the Union Addresses are often unmemorable, but Stacey Abrams has a chance to make a difference.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 2018 midterms
    Stacey Abrams Ends Her Gubernatorial CampaignAfter mulling and then rejecting possible lawsuits, Abrams yielded to Brian Kemp in a “non-concession concession.”
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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