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Voter Intimidation

'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

Victor Williams | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Worse than any Jim Crow poll tax, the Voter ID law attacks social and economically vulnerable citizens' very identity as they consider exercising their most precious freedom. It intimidates and threatens long before election day.

Voter Suppression Scandal Emerges In Election Decided By 1 Vote

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

SOPCHOPPY, Fla. — A small Florida Panhandle town best known for its annual Worm Grunting Festival is at the center of an investigation into char...

Saki Knafo

North Carolina's New Voter Law Could Encourage Voter Intimidation, Harassment, Election Officials Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, reports of harassment and intimidation at the polls were so rampant in North Carolina that the state'...

Democrats Strike Back At GOP Voting Measures

AP | IVAN MORENO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register...

Universal 'Vote-by-Mail' Eliminates Lines, Protects Against Fraud and Intimidation

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Repairing our banana-republic voting system does not require the genius of the Obama and Romney campaign attorneys.

Supreme Court Tosses Out GOP Challenge On Voting Rights

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an effort by the Republican National Committee to end a 30-year-old court order aimed at preventi...

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.

Joshua Hersh

Philly Poll Watcher: New Black Panther Was 'Pleasant'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Black Panther Party member who stood in front of a single Philadelphia polling station on Election Day, and drew a disproportion...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: New Black Panther Party Monitoring Philadelphia Polling Place, Fox News Freaks Out (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Fox News reported Tuesday morning that a member of the New Black Panther Party was standing outside a polling place in Philadelphia, dressed in the gr...

WATCH: Keep Out The Vote

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Remember the good old days, when voting was as simple as dropping a piece of paper in a box or pulling a lever behind a curtain? Well, they're long go...

The Last Refuge of Scoundrels -- Republicans and Voter Suppression

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

That one party goes to such lengths to keep people from voting should be a major national scandal and it's disgraceful that it's part of the landscape in which people vote in this country.

Electoral College Insurance: Will Super Pacs Target "Faithless" Electors and Ohio's Legislature?

Victor Williams | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Every vote does indeed count on Tuesday. Every vote is needed to insure an Obama victory margin beyond Super Pac attack, litigation, manipulation, or corruption. The actual presidential selection is on Monday, December 17, 2012.

Protecting Our Future

David Orr | Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Regardless of who wins next week's election, we have a problem. The stampede of money, ads and anti-democratic laws unleashed this election compromise the promise of equality between rich and poor, employer and worker, black, brown and white.

Watchdog Group Eyes Colo. Exec For Possible Voter Intimidation

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. The 2012 election season has seen a surprising uptick in the number of employers willing to wade into...

Star Jones, will.i.am and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

Dan Froomkin

Texas Poll-Watchers Set Sights On Latino Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Latino Voices

A Tea Party spinoff group training poll-watchers to either monitor or intimidate voters -- depending on whom you believe -- is now explicitly expandin...

In Ohio, Signs of Voter Suppression Go Up -- And Come Down

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Why would an unknown private family foundation spend significant money calling attention to voter fraud in areas that are far more likely to have low-income and minority populations? The answer is as sad and shameful as it is self-evident: To scare. To intimidate. To confuse.

America: Land of Shady Elections

Carl Gibson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

If a country proclaimed itself as the standard-bearer for democracy around the world, while a son of one of the country's presidential candidates owned voting machines in a state known for swinging elections, would you take that country's claims seriously?

Two Weeks Before Election, Signs of Voter Intimidation Are on Display

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

If the election stays as close as polls suggest, issues of voter intimidation, rather than voter fraud, could yet emerge as a significant factor come election night.

Billboard Fraud

Troy Jackson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Troy Jackson

If voter fraud is almost nonexistent, why is a private anonymous family foundation spending significant cash in a swing state like Ohio in communities of color?

Trymaine Lee

Voter Suppression Campaign Has New Twist In Ohio

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.12.2012 | Black Voices

One by one the billboards started popping up all over Cleveland. One showed up at Carnegie Avenue and East 36th Street. Another was plastered at East ...

Fears Of Intimidation Grow Before Election

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Kimberly Kelley of Tampa has provided Florida elections officials with thousands of names of people she thinks may be ineligible to vote and ...

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.

Vets Volunteer To Protect Voters At Polls

Posted 10.04.2012 | Impact

To make sure that no voter is subjected to intimidation when they hit the polls next month, one organization is dispensing military veterans to booths...

Free the Vote: 2012 Is A Key Moment for Election Officials

Miles Rapoport | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The historic elections taking place this November will not just decide what candidates win or lose, or even "just" what policy directions our states and country will take. They will also be a test for democracy itself.