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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Growing Number Of GOP-Led States Go After Voting Laws

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

MIAMI — Emboldened by the Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act, a growing number of Republican-led states ...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Deny Vote On Expanding Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Kansas' fight over showing proof of citizenship in order to register to vote spilled into the state Legislature Tuesday, with Republican leaders denyi...

GOP Candidate Calls North Carolina Voter ID Law A 'Turd'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Jason Thigpen is speaking out against North Carolina's new voter identification law, characterizing the measure pas...

Holder Presses Court On Contentious Voting Law

AP | PETE YOST and KEITH COLLINS | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal ...

Why Some Republicans Are Scared Of The Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

As Washington lawmakers chart a path forward in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key section of the the Voting Rights Act, gr...

Clinton Warns Voting Law In Jeopardy

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the future of the Voting Rights Act is in "real jeopardy" following the Supreme Court's decisio...

GOP-Controlled Legislature Advances Voter ID Measure

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 13 (Reuters) - Arkansas lawmakers, following the lead of other legislators across the country,...

Virginia Passes Strict New Voter ID Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Virginia Republicans passed two voter-identification bills on Tuesday that would further tighten the state's already strict voting laws, MSNBC reports...

Holder: Voter Registration Should Be Automatic

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that U.S. election officials should register eligible voters automatically a...

WATCH: GOP Consultant: Voter ID And Long Lines Help Our Side

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID ...

Supreme Court Weighs Look At Voting Law

AP | MARK SHERMAN and JAY REEVES | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened v...

Controversial Voter Fraud Billboards To Come Down

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Oct 21 (Reuters) - More than 140 billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin warning of the criminal consequences of vot...

Leigh Owens

Color Of Change Petitions Clear Channel Over Controversial Billboards

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Owens | Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

Color of Change, the nation's largest online civil rights organization, is taking on media heavyweight Clear Channel over billboards that the advocacy...

'Remarkable String Of Victories' Stalls GOP Election Mission

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

MIAMI — Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been blocked or delay...

Trymaine Lee

States Deny Millions Of Ex-Felons Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Eric Bates was caught twice in the late 1990s driving with a suspended license, and then again in 2006. That third time, under then-Virginia law, Bate...

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 ...