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Voter ID Proponents Muddy the Waters With Misleading Georgia and North Carolina Turnout Numbers

Rob Richie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

This week, Civitas' election policy analyst Susan Myrick claimed that the effects of restrictive voting laws on racial minorities are overblown. Unfortunately Myrick used a misleading statistic in her blog post and ignored many others that contradict her argument.

North Carolina's Voter Suppression

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

In 2008, President Barack Obama carried North Carolina by a few thousand votes. But the new law may make it harder for the Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 2016.

North Carolina Speeds Up to Run Election Red Light?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Republicans are at it again, making it harder to vote. It is no coincidence that these major voting changes are being considered a week after the Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

Voter ID Top Priority For Wisconsin GOP Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Requiring every Wisconsin voter to show photo ID at the polls is going to be a top priority for the Republican-controlled legislature in the next sess...

Women and the Vote in 2012

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

For those candidates looking to court women voters, focusing on the survival of programs that keep food on the table, provide medical care, ensure a fair and equitable workplace, and give women the deciding voice in their own reproductive health care choices is a good place to start.

Voter Suppression and Driving While Black

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Non-white motorists are more likely for moving violations than whites. Combine discriminatory policing with photo ID laws and you've got a perfect tool for keeping black and brown people from the polls.

Three Ways Romney Can Still Win the Election

Art Levine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Art Levine

Don't pop open the champagne bottles just yet. The Republicans have a triple threat advantage that can still help their bruised and inept presidential candidate put together the electoral college math needed to eke out a victory. These are, essentially, lies, money and vote suppression.

Undocumented and Unafraid

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
Marian Wright Edelman

The courageous self-declared “Undocumented and Unafraid” students in the United We Dream Network risk deportation, organize and speak out tirelessly so that they -- and others -- can have the right to a college education and to live and work with dignity in the country that is their home.

Half Of Youth Voters Don't Know If They Can Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For younger, more transient voters, this year's trip to the polls might not be so simple. According to a survey conducted by the nonpartisan voter reg...

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Luke Johnson

Top State Election Official On Voter ID: 'I Don’t Know What The Law Says'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Secretary of Commonwealth Carol Aichele on the fifth day of a trial over Pennsylvania's voter identification law testified at one point that she didn'...

The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification

Keesha Gaskins | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Keesha Gaskins

This is a steep price to pay for a "free" ID card, and not every American can afford it. Making voter IDs free does not address or resolve the significant barriers many voters face in obtaining one.

Democracy Under Attack

David Morris | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The 2011 Florida law is perhaps the purest distillation of the Republican effort to making voting more difficult.

"On Account of Race or Color": A New Front Opens in the Fight Against Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

Jon Sherman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Jon Sherman

It's a crime to disfranchise anyone, but this just seems particularly cruel. Fear not, though -- help is on the way for Eddie: He just has to pay hundreds of dollars to amend his birth certificate in court.

The Hollow Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

American democracy is being hollowed out by the slow, steady usurpation of power by unelected special interests and the privatization of the commons. This process continues no matter who gets elected, because elected power is subordinate to it.

Republicans Require No Photo ID To Vote In Republican Iowa Caucus

Brad Friedman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Brad Friedman

For all of their years of claims that massive voter fraud is going on at the polling place, you'd think that when Republicans have a chance to run their own elections, they'd be sure to want it to be as "fraud"-free as possible.

Republicans Move To Tighten Voting Rules Before 2012 Elections

Bloomberg | By Mark Niquette | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

With Republicans taking control of most U.S. capitols this year and a presidential race looming, states have passed the most election-related laws sin...

Photo IDs For Food Stamps: Fraud Prevention Or Attack On The Poor?

Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

A bill considering the possibility of adding photo identification to Illinois food stamps caused uproar in the State House Tuesday, as Democrats accus...

Charlie White's Indictment: Piercing the Veil of "Voter Fraud"

Donna Brazile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Brazile

The hypocrisy of White's claim that he would protect the integrity of the vote while simultaneously committing fraud himself has not escaped even his foremost supporters.

The Debate Over Voter Identification at the Polls: Expanding Our Vision

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

Both limiting access to voting and allowing fraudulent votes undercut determination of the "consent of the governed." Unfortunately, those two goals clash in many policymakers' minds.

Homeless in Columbia: Photo ID and the Silent Voting Bloc (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.

Homeless in Columbia: Shifting Gears After a Tense Night

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

When he pointed the shotgun at my chest, I didn't see my life flash before my eyes. I didn't bargain with God for another chance at living. I didn't fight; I didn't run; I didn't think at all.