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Obama Voting Rights

Obama: The 'Real Voter Fraud' Comes From 'People Who Try To Deny Our Rights'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a fiery speech against Republicans on Friday, charging that the GOP is threatening voting rights in America. Appea...

Obama Reacts To Voting Rights Act

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama reacted in a statement to the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act: I am deeply...

Obama Voting Issues Commission Established

AP | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a presidential commission to address voting issues. Obama announced h...

Ryan J. Reilly

Justice Department Official Says Anti-Discrimination Voting Law Still Necessary

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court decides to strike down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the strongest weapon the federal government has to preve...

Key Voting Provision Defended By Obama

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court...

Obama Fights For Key Voting Rights Act Provision

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama argued Friday for keeping a key provision of federal voting rights law in place, saying it will become harder but...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Presidential Voting Commission To Be Announced

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce a bipartisan presidential voting commission to focus on improving the Election Day experience, The ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Inauguration Speech Gives Voting Rights A Shout-Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said during his inauguration speech on Monday that it was up to this generation to carry on the work of previous ...

Obama: Fire Voting Rights Chief Now

TPM Muckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a letter today, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) urged the acting attorney general to fire voting rights section chief John Tanner. Citing Tanner's remarks...