As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.
For Romney, Latino voters are a threat as he still trails at 22 percent to Obama's 70 percent in a recent Latino Decisions poll. These measures will harm a lot of Democrat-leaning demographics, however, nowhere will it be felt more acutely than in the Latino community.
One seemingly benign cause ALEC was championing is voter photo ID laws. Voter ID laws on the face of it may be a good way to stop ballot fraud, but there has yet to be a conviction for voter tampering anywhere in the country.
This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.
With all these holes in Pennsylvania's voter ID law, exposing it as illogical and disenfranchising, perhaps one can understand Aichele's "I don't know" evasions. But this law simply cannot stand, and we will take our case straight to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
It is not coincidence that pressure from this all or nothing voter suppression strategy has been felt by folks in battleground states like Florida and Ohio--two states that Romney must win if he has any chance at nabbing the top job.
It is vital that Texas SB 14 is examined and judged by the potential and obvious outcomes its implementation would produce, which will undoubtedly be to disproportionally disenfranchise and abridge the right of certain classes of American citizens to vote.
Eric Holder, Attorney General of the U.S., and the Department of Justice have vowed to fight for the right to vote by oppposing the Texas Voter ID laws, as well as the restrictive voting laws passed in Florida and other states.
No doubt our achievements for women's equality outweigh our lapses, but this is no time to be self-congratulatory. Vermont will become a state that gives equal opportunity and responsibility to women only when political power is equally shared.
The ACLU, along with its partners, recently sued the State of Georgia for denying lower-income and disabled voters the opportunity to participate in our democracy.
"We must have certainty in South Carolina that zombies aren't voting," Rep. Alan Clemmons has testified at a hearing into claims that more than 950 people who voted in the recent elections could actually be dead.
The Democracy Restoration Act would strengthen our democracy by creating a broader and more just base of voter participation. No citizen should be denied their right to vote due to a past criminal conviction.
Millions of people convicted of felonies will be barred from voting in the upcoming presidential election. This is a mind-boggling number of people who will be disenfranchised.
Whether by intention or not, politicians and media have managed to conflate a host of election administration problems under the umbrella of "voter fraud".
The United States government has experienced absolutely no difficulty in borrowing the money needed to cover its short-fall in revenue relative to expenditures.