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North Carolina Voting Rights

Note to Politicians: Think It's Open Season on Voters? Think Again!

Penda D. Hair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

As we keep working to expose, prevent and dismantle voter suppression across the country, we are collectively letting politicians know that the Supreme Court's Shelby ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Will Sue State Over Restrictive Voting Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by ...

North Carolina's Student Voting Battle Is Not Over

Penda D. Hair | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Previous changes make it harder to vote for people of color, students, seniors, people with disabilities and low-income North Carolinians. Yet the state did not stop there. Now two county election boards have employed a top-down approach to take over the voting process at the local level.

Saki Knafo

Are North Carolina Lawmakers Racist? Answer Could Determine Fate Of Voting Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

In recent weeks, civil-rights advocates and legal experts in North Carolina have contemplated a provocative question: Are the state’s Republican law...

Saki Knafo

North Carolina's New Voter Law Could Encourage Voter Intimidation, Harassment, Election Officials Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, reports of harassment and intimidation at the polls were so rampant in North Carolina that the state'...

Saki Knafo

North Carolina Gov Reveals Voter ID Ignorance

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

As of Friday, North Carolina's Republican governor, Pat McCrory, hadn't read one of the most controversial provisions of an extensive voter ID bill th...

Saki Knafo

Voter ID Law Proposals Exist, Voter Fraud Not So Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Thursday night, North Carolina lawmakers passed a restrictive voter ID law that will either disenfranchise thousands of citizens or protect the electo...

Saki Knafo

North Carolina Republicans' Voter ID Bill Could Keep More From Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Senate Republicans in North Carolina introduced a new voter ID bill on Thursday that would require all voters to present specific, state-approved form...