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Voter Intimidation

Looks Like Donald Trump's Claims Of Widespread Vote-Rigging Were Lies

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ―Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump repeatedly warned of widespread election fraud in the weeks ahead of Election Day. He claim...

Letter to a Trump Supporter #9: Donald Trump's Character

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the ninth and last in my series of "Letters to a Trump Supporter," from correspondence with a family friend who supports Mr. Trump. Yesterday...

Lax Gun Laws May Pit Bullets Against Ballots

Jonathan Lowy | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Lowy

Much has been written about Election 2016's unprecedented aspects, but one menacing storyline that has emerged is the tension between "gun rights" and voting rights.

Goon-Busters Prepare For Trump's Poll Trolls

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans have conjured for Americans a monster more frightening than any Hollywood has ever produced for Halloween. It pales "The Shining."

Oath Keepers Founder Says 'Undercover' Poll Watching Effort Won't Intimidate Voters

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The founder of a fringe right-wing group issued a “call to action” this week asking members of the organization to go undercover to...

Red State Update Podcast: Rigged Election

Red State Update | Posted 10.18.2016 | Comedy
Red State Update

Red State Update Podcast 206: Rigged Election FIRST: Join Jackie and Dunlap for the tale of Crud's Funeral, an update on the Creepy Jackies terrorizi...

Voter Intimidation? GOP Tries To Beef Up Poll-Watchers In Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are trying to quickly push through a measure to would allow people from outside a voting district to watch over v...

Employment, Not Immigration Reform

Brian Ross | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

Republicans, angry about the undocumented "streaming" across our borders, could turn the flow of immigrants off tomorrow by passing real reform. No, not our immigration laws, but our employment law.

GOP Voter Intimidation Efforts Are in Full Swing

Erik Ose | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

Why do the Republicans feel a need to engage in such shady voter intimidation schemes year after year? Why are they so afraid of letting people go to the polls and choosing whichever candidates they prefer, free from interference with their right to vote?

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

Saki Knafo

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

Universal 'Vote-by-Mail' Eliminates Lines, Protects Against Fraud and Intimidation

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Repairing our banana-republic voting system does not require the genius of the Obama and Romney campaign attorneys.

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.

Joshua Hersh

Philly Poll Watcher: New Black Panther Was 'Pleasant' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Black Panther Party member who stood in front of a single Philadelphia polling station on Election Day, and drew a disproportion...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: New Black Panther Party Monitoring Philadelphia Polling Place, Fox News Freaks Out (VIDEO) | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Fox News reported Tuesday morning that a member of the New Black Panther Party was standing outside a polling place in Philadelphia, dressed in the gr...

WATCH: Keep Out The Vote

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Remember the good old days, when voting was as simple as dropping a piece of paper in a box or pulling a lever behind a curtain? Well, they're long go...

The Last Refuge of Scoundrels -- Republicans and Voter Suppression

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

That one party goes to such lengths to keep people from voting should be a major national scandal and it's disgraceful that it's part of the landscape in which people vote in this country.

Electoral College Insurance: Will Super Pacs Target "Faithless" Electors and Ohio's Legislature?

Victor Williams | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Every vote does indeed count on Tuesday. Every vote is needed to insure an Obama victory margin beyond Super Pac attack, litigation, manipulation, or corruption. The actual presidential selection is on Monday, December 17, 2012.

Protecting Our Future

David Orr | Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Regardless of who wins next week's election, we have a problem. The stampede of money, ads and anti-democratic laws unleashed this election compromise the promise of equality between rich and poor, employer and worker, black, brown and white.

Watchdog Group Eyes Colo. Exec For Possible Voter Intimidation

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The 2012 election season has seen a surprising uptick in the number of employers willing to wade into...

Star Jones, and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

Dan Froomkin

Texas Poll-Watchers Set Sights On Latino Community | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Latino Voices

A Tea Party spinoff group training poll-watchers to either monitor or intimidate voters -- depending on whom you believe -- is now explicitly expandin...

In Ohio, Signs of Voter Suppression Go Up -- And Come Down

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Why would an unknown private family foundation spend significant money calling attention to voter fraud in areas that are far more likely to have low-income and minority populations? The answer is as sad and shameful as it is self-evident: To scare. To intimidate. To confuse.

America: Land of Shady Elections

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

If a country proclaimed itself as the standard-bearer for democracy around the world, while a son of one of the country's presidential candidates owned voting machines in a state known for swinging elections, would you take that country's claims seriously?

Two Weeks Before Election, Signs of Voter Intimidation Are on Display

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

If the election stays as close as polls suggest, issues of voter intimidation, rather than voter fraud, could yet emerge as a significant factor come election night.