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Voter Identification

Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

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...

Walker Will Push Wisconsin State Legislature To Modify Voter ID Requirements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Tuesday that he considers voter identification laws the most "pressing" election-related issue in the s...

Governor Asks Court To Reverse Decision On Voter ID

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett say a judge made a host of mistakes in deciding to throw out the state's requiremen...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Colin Powell Gives GOP Stern Warning On Voter ID Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Republicans on Sunday that the strict voter identification laws they're pursuing around th...

Saki Knafo

Why Getting Voter ID Is So Much Harder Than Actually Voting In Pennsylvania | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

In the recent trial over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, which is slated to wrap up this week, lawyers for an ar...

John Celock

Lawmakers Deal Blow To Immigration Foe | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state House of Representatives on Sunday killed Secretary of State Kris Kobach's (R) hopes of becoming a prosecutor i...

State Republicans Clear Path For Controversial Voter ID Measure

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas legislators passed a law Monday requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, overriding Democratic G...

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Meets New Challenger | John Celock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), best known for his national work on immigration issues, has drawn his first opponent in what could shape up...

Amanda Terkel

Independent Elections Panel Says No To Voter ID | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An independent panel formed by a Republican official and charged with examining Maine's electoral system has concluded that the state sh...

John Celock

Big Blow For Voter ID Laws | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Montana lawmakers dealt a blow to voter identification proponents by effectively killing a bill that would have limited voter ID options. The Hous...

Republican's 90 Percent Voter Problem Claim Slammed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said his push for new voter identification requirements and other election law changes stopped 90 percent of...

John Celock

Dems' Big Hope For 'Voter Surpression Poster Child' | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are using the threat of suing the state's Republican secretary of state over "voter surpression" as a new tactic to raise money. ...

Voter ID Advocate Attempts Power Grab

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas' secretary of state is renewing his efforts to gain prosecutorial power as part of his voter identification push. Secretary of State Kris K...

John Celock

'Trying To Find A Problem That Doesn't Exist' | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker in Montana is pushing legislation to restrict voter identification in the state to driver licenses and tribal ID c...

The Problem With Voter ID Laws

Lena Masri | Posted 01.21.2013 | Detroit
Lena Masri

One thing was clear in the November 2012 election in the United States, and that is that the movement to establish more restrictive voter identification laws is politically polarized.

State's Last Minute Move Could Trash Legal Votes

Think Progress | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

A last-minute directive issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted could invalidate legal provisional ballots. Ohio is widely viewed as the most cri...

Voting Wrongs vs. Voting Rights

Brandon Hill | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Brandon Hill

There is a great American irony here. Why is it that in the world's epicenter of democracy, we have for the past two centuries spilled so much blood, shed so many tears, and spent so much time debating which Americans should and should not get the right to vote?

Kansas Secretary Of State Blames Voter ID Error On County Officials

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) told state senators on Tuesday that his office is not responsible for confusion over which types of high sch...

Dan Froomkin

Panelist On Voter ID: 'When You Tie It All Together, It's All About The Illegal Alien Vote' | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a major right-wing group accused Democrats Thursday of opposing voter identification laws in order to reap votes from undocu...

Voter Intimidation and Suppression Come to New Mexico

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

The Republicans want to work people into a lather over fictional voter fraud while the real problem is Republican led voter suppression, intimidation and outright cheating.

Nuns Criticize 'Ridiculous' Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A group of retired Pennsylvania nuns has criticized the state's contested voter identification law as "unkind, unfair and ridiculous" because of the h...

Time Sensitive Democracy

Don Ringe | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Don Ringe

Tom Corbett and Mike Tursai obviously haven't met Marian Fydrych. At 92, Marian seems tiny and frail, but there's strength and passion in her voice as she describes the stringent voter identification laws now in effect in Pennsylvania.