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Rock The Vote Still Hip, Still Needed After 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early in the morning of June 11, 1990, Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell and Christopher "Fresh Kid-Ice" Wong Won, members of the provo...

9 Things You Can Teach Your Kids About The Presidential Election Process

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal time to start teaching kids about the presidential ele...

Obama Calls Out GOP For Backing Voting Rights In Theory, But Not In Practice

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama criticized Republican-backe...

The Evolving State Of Voting Rights For Prisoners Explored

The Marshall Project | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for...

The Voting Rights Act Is 50 Years Old Today. So Why Do Things Still Seem So Bad?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 1962, 20-year-old Dorie Ladner accompanied a busload of black Mississippi residents to the county seat in Indianol...

Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Righ...

If Congress Can't Fix Voting Rights, Let's Make Voting Easier, Senator Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court threw out a key portion of the Voting Rights Act two years ago, it told Congress to fix it. Congress hasn&r...

Samantha Lachman

What's At Stake In The Trial Over North Carolina Voting Restrictions | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

When Army Spc. Timothy Patillo, 26, returned to Fort Bragg after an overseas deployment a month before the 2014 elections, he went to a North Carolina...

Samantha Lachman

Voting Rights Group Pushes Automatic Registration As 2016 Issue | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Automatic voter registration has become a zeitgeisty election reform for Democrats, since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed the state's ...

Supreme Court Won't Review Arizona, Kansas Citizen Proof Rule

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will continue allowing residents of Arizona and Kansas to register to vote using a federal form without having t...

Voter Supression Isn't Over

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Across the country, conservatives in particular have debated fiercely whether to pursue voter suppression to remain competitive in an increasingly diverse electorate.

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state Senate committee has introduced legislation that would eliminate early voting on Sundays and restrict counties' abilities to set their ...

Black Influence on Political Power Starts With Fair Voting Rights

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

If "Black Lives" REALLY MATTER, then we must acquire and exercise the right to vote to insure that we elect officials who will impartially administer the laws and manage those State and Municipal Agencies having jurisdiction over our children and our own daily lives.

Ohio Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Delay Early Voting Order

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to delay a federal judge's order that expands the swing state's ea...

Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz Sept. 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to p...

Opponents Ask Judge To Halt Sweeping Voter Law In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge will be asked on Monday to block key provisions of North Ca...

Federal Appeals Court Issues Temporary Stay Over Voter ID Ruling

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Arizona residents can continue to register to vote for now using a federal form without having to provide proof of c...

Restrictive Voting Laws Upheld In Kansas, Arizona

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal j...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Vets To Target Secretary Of State Races | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to fight political battles today so they don't become court cases tomorrow, a group of high-ranking Democrats and Obama veterans ...

State's Voter ID Law Struck Down By Judge

AP | MARC LEVY and PETER JACKSON | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A nearly 2-year-old requirement that almost all of Pennsylvania's 8.2 million voters must show photo identification before ca...

Controversial Voting Laws Attract Protests, Support

The News & Observer | Anne Blythe | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH -- One of the longstanding arguments against voter ID laws has been that there is no history of significant elections fraud. But advocates of...

Iowa Republican Spent $150,000 To Expose Voter Fraud, Instead Found Nothing Significant

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Eighteen months and $150,000 later, a rigorous voter fraud investigation commissioned by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz (R) has failed to produc...

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: DOJ Will Challenge Voter Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Republicans intentionally discriminated against black voters when they passed a highly restrictive voting law earlier thi...