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Voter Purge

Arizona To Ban Residents From Voting If Citizenship Proof Lacking

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials will seek to ban residents from voting in statewide races if they can't prove citizenship — a move tha...

Scott Administration Admits Voter Purge 'Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 20...

Florida Voter Purge Continues After Court Ruling

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block a ...

Governor Gessler?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is the latest Republican rumored to be interested in challenging Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper in 20...

On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy

Donna Brazile | Posted 01.13.2013 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

For more than two years Republicans have campaigned and legislated against the right of certain groups of people to vote. The Republicans' strategy failed because it awakened the most powerful force in a democracy: the determination of the voters themselves.

Playing Dirty: Lying, Fraud Rock Elections

Mother Jones | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

America has come a long way from the days of Jim Crow segregation, but our voting system is far from perfect, and even today there are organizations c...

Gessler Says 300 More Noncitizens Found On Colo. Voter Rolls

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 10.24.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- There are 300 more suspected noncitizens on Colorado's voter rolls, Secretary of State Gessler announced Tuesday in the latest chapter of a ...

'We'll Get To The Bottom Of It'

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in ...

Denver Post Is Central Casting's "Liberal Mainstream Media?"

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You may have heard that Secretary of State Scott Gessler said last week that the "left" doesn't care about voter fraud. But he also said that he likes to "tease" that the Denver Post is the embodiment of the "liberal mainstream media."

Trymaine Lee

True The Vote Target Of Congressional Inquiry | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

A Democratic congressman has launched an investigation into True The Vote, a conservative Tea Party group that has attempted to purge thousands of reg...

Texas Settles Voter Purge Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Texas officials on Wednesday reminded voter registrars that they are expected to ...

Rick Scott Uses Controversial Voter Purge For Fundraising Ploy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has launched a new fundraising plea seeking to draw donations from supporters of his controversial move to purge suspected...

Rick Scott's Insistence Outrages Voter Protection Groups

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept 27 (Reuters) - Voter protection groups said on Thursday Florida election officials had rene...

Janell Ross

New Mexico's Voter Purge Tests Voter Psyche, May Suppress Turnout | Janell Ross | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- At New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran's Santa Fe office so many registered voter postcards arrive daily in the mail that four staf...

Tea Party Groups Behind Divisive Voter Purge Effort

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- Lori Monroe, a 40-year-old Democrat who lives in central Ohio, was startled a few weeks ago to open a letter that said a stranger was ch...

Rick Scott Roars Back With Contentious Push

Miami Herald | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Florida's noncitizen voter-purge program roared back to life Wednesday, when Gov. Rick Scott's elections department produced a new list of 198 potenti...

Controversial Republican Effort Fails To Show Results

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

DENVER — Republican election officials who promised to root out voter fraud so far are finding little evidence of a widespread problem. State o...

New Voting Measures Could Deter Millions

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may ...

The Nearly Non-Citizen Purges: Why Florida and Colorado (Almost) Call it Quits

Diana Kasdan | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Diana Kasdan

In the world's greatest democracy, the rules cannot be manipulated by politicians at the last minute, everyone must be treated equally and fairly, and no eligible citizen should be denied the right to vote.

Voter Supression: The "Schurick Doctrine" and the Unravelling of American Democracy

Ruth Rosen | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

I believe the sudden need for unexpired passports, the demand for government-issued photo identification, is simply a flagrant way of suppressing the votes of those who are more likely to vote Obama.

Voter Suppression Series Part II: Florida

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

After an electoral spanking last cycle that was largely the backlash to neoconservative overreaches in the Bush Jr. years, Republicans were reflecting on how to deal with the surge of new and minority voters.

Voter Intimidation Not New at the Polls

Nicolas Riley | Posted 08.31.2012 | New York
Nicolas Riley

Allowing untrained private citizens to contest voters' qualifications at the polls, often without any evidentiary support, only invites the kinds of disruptions that delayed Florence Chauncey's historic vote nearly a century ago.

Scott Gessler Asks 4,000 Voters For Proof Of Citizenship

Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has mailed approximately 4,000 registered voters in the state requesting that they prove that they are in fa...

Rick Scott Effort Set To Spread To Other States

Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

By MIKE BAKER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The federal government is expanding access to an immigration database so that several states ...

Rick Scott, Republicans See Victory In Contentious Battle

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

By CHARLES BABINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enfor...