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Wisconsin Voter Id

A Wild Week for Voting Rights

Liz Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

The real threat to democratic integrity is politicians manipulating voting rules to choose the population that will choose them, rather than standing accountable to all their constituents.

US Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law

AP | By TODD RICHMOND and STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning...

Chaos In Wisconsin After Federal Court Reinstates Voter ID Law

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials were scrambling Monday to deal with a federal appeals court's ruling reinstating the requirement t...

Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

AP | TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday —...

Ryan J. Reilly

Only Case Of Voter Fraud Cited In Wisconsin Voter ID Ruling Involved A Scott Walker Fan

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

The only example of voter fraud that the Wisconsin Supreme Court cited Thursday when it upheld a state voter ID law signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) wa...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

AP | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, spark...

We Should All Be Watching Wisconsin's Voter ID Fight

Penda D. Hair | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

The nation's first case to test the might of Section 2 against voter ID laws, the Wisconsin case has set a legal precedent for how voter ID laws in other states can be defeated. What happens next in the state has implications for the entire country.

GOP Attorney General Candidate Raises Cash Off Rejected Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

The leading Republican candidate to replace Wisconsin's retiring attorney general is trying to raise money off a judge's decision that tossed out the ...

Ryan J. Reilly

In-Person Voter Fraud Is Virtually Nonexistent, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trying to crack down on in-person voter fraud isn't a strong enough justification for Wisconsin's voter ID law, a federal judge ruled Tu...

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Rejected By Federal Judge

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters sho...

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

The Right to Vote? Meet the GOP Confidence Game

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Facts? They'll go with feelings... ...

The Voting Rights Case African Americans Must Watch

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Why is Wisconsin placing these burdens on the right to vote? It's not to prevent in-person voter fraud. State officials admit that's not a problem and never has been. No, this law is about preventing voting.

Wisconsin's Anti-Voting Law Heads to Federal Court

Penda D. Hair | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Wisconsin's restrictive voter ID law places burdens disproportionately on the state's voters of color, such as the time and financial costs of getting the underlying documents needed to obtain ID, and traveling to limited DMV offices. That's a far cry from equal access to the polls.

Republicans Fight Back Against Courts That Blocked Their Laws

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Months after having a number of their key legislative priorities thwarted by Wisconsin circuit courts, a group of Badger State Republicans on Wednesda...

Contentious Race Puts Walker Efforts On The Line

stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Gov. Walker, GOP Allies Put Voter Suppression Ahead of Helping the Middle Class

Jon Richards | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Jon Richards

Instead of finding compromise, being straight with the public and keeping their promises, Walker and Republicans like him would rather eliminate their competition by creating hurdles to the voting booth for people who don't agree with them.

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...

They Stood Up: Unsung Heroes Behind the Voting Rights Headlines

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Voter protection advocates around the country have spent the past two years working to uphold the right to vote in this country. These victories would not have been possible without the courage of everyday Americans who stood up for their right to participate in democracy.

New Effort To Reinstate State's Blocked Voter ID Law

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Wisconsin Republican on Tuesday asked the state's highest court to reinstate a vote...

Cole Stangler

Voter ID Laws Hinder A Half-Million Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A half-million Americans in 10 states with voter identification laws face serious challenges to obtaining the necessary photo documentat...

Judge Deals Second Blow To Walker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

A Wisconsin judge blocked implementation of the state's voter identification law Tuesday, the second time a judge has blocked the controversial law. ...

Voter Supression: Students

Ida V. Eskamani | Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami
Ida V. Eskamani

The University of Central Florida sits in the center of the swing area of one of the most important swing states in America. Our student body, along with students from across Florida, has the potential to swing the tide of any election.

Matt Sledge

Head Of Wisconsin Teachers Union Says Recall Will Be 'Exceedingly Close'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

The leader of the 98,000-member strong union of Wisconsin teachers and educators said on Monday that the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker will be ...

Push For Contentious Voter ID Law Hits Snag

Mount Pleasant Patch | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

The state Supreme Court Monday refused to hear Voter ID cases stemming from suits brought by two different plaintiffs. Justices issued one-page opi...