Tag Archives: Voter ID

Whoops! Voter Fraud Poll Finds It Isn’t a Big Deal

Larry Klayman’s Judicial Watch (yes, that Larry Klayman, the one that wants to overthrow the government) and Breitbart.com sponsored a poll on voter fraud and found that very few people view it as a “major problem.” Just 36 percent indicated … Continue reading
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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know

I snark, but this is an important academic study that could be cited in future court battles. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have studied voter suppression laws and found that, as you suspected, they’re racist. “We looked at proposed … Continue reading
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Suppression

Former representative and Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-TX) was denied a voter ID in Texas because his license is expired. Wright told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that he couldn’t get an ID because he only had an expired … Continue reading
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This Could Be a Problem

If the state attorney general is forced to sign an affidavit to vote because the name on his driver’s license doesn’t match his name on the voter rolls, that may be a sign that your voter ID law was ill-advised. … Continue reading
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Suppression

On Monday of this week voter ID became a requirement in the state of Texas but, wouldn’t you know, a lot of people lack ID and very few have been able to obtain one so far. Voter ID’s defenders often … Continue reading
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Schlafly: Voter ID is Totally Meant to Help Republicans Win

Phyllis Schlafly confirmed that North Carolina’s voter ID law is intended to help Republicans win elections. Benen reports: Have you ever heard a political figure accidentally read stage direction, unaware that it’s not supposed to repeated out loud? This is … Continue reading
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Texas Over Voter ID, Seeks Preclearance

Good news — the Department of Justice has filed a law against the state of Texas to block the state’s voter ID law and reinstate the requirement to seek preclearance prior to passing similar laws. The department is also intervening … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Still Standing With Rand?

According to Rand Paul, minority voters aren’t being disenfranchised by voter suppression laws. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a tea party senator with a long history of opposition to civil rights laws, told an audience in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday that … Continue reading
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DOJ Launching New Effort to Enforce the Voting Rights Act

Good news – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Department of Justice is launching an effort to enforce the Voting Rights Act across the country that will begin by asking a federal court to reinstate pre-clearance in Texas. … Continue reading
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North Carolina Republicans Introduce Another Voter ID Law

Speaking of voter ID and voter suppression — Republicans in North Carolina introduced another voter ID bill yesterday that will limit the forms of identification that are acceptable. RALEIGH Resurrecting one of the legislative session’s most contentious issues, Senate Republicans … Continue reading
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Pennsylvania GOP Chair Says Voter ID ‘Helped Cut Obama’

Listen not to just Pennsylvania Republican party Chairman Rob Gleason claim that voter ID lowered President Obama’s margin of victory, listen to the way he says it, too. Question: Do you think all the attention drawn to voter ID affected … Continue reading
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Good News: Discrimination Has Disappeared

Or so they tell me. I thought I may get through Thursday without saying something about white intellectuals dismissing racism as a myth or phantom, but the Heritage Foundation is here to set us straight. A witness at a House … Continue reading
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Texas GOP Caught Discriminating Against African American Voters

TPM with the evidence: In 2011, Texas Republicans put forth a redistricting plan that a federal court in Washington, D.C., concluded was intentionally designed to dilute the strength of African-American and Hispanic votes. Purposeful — not merely incidental — discrimination. … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Why Would He Vote For You?

Artist – Tim Eagan Get in the van, Charles Koch has candy. A conservative mogul worth $43 billion says he knows the secret to helping poor people. According to Charles Koch, the U.S. needs to get rid of the minimum … Continue reading
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If You’re Poor and You Live in Texas, Your Right to Vote Has Been Taken Away

Here’s an excerpt from my Monday column about the Republican poll tax. Let’s take a look at the Texas Voter ID law (poll tax), since the attorney general there zealously enacted his state’s Voter ID law before the ink was … Continue reading
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Voter ID Now Required in Texas But Good Luck Getting One

According to the Houston Press, while voter ID is now required in Texas following the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, as many as 70 counties in the state do not have an … Continue reading
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Texas Congressman Sues to Block Texas Voter ID Law

This is positive news: A Democratic congressman joined seven others Wednesday in filing a federal lawsuit to keep Texas from enforcing its voter ID law. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth filed the papers in Corpus Christi federal court, … Continue reading
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The Top Six Examples of Nefarious Republican Tactics From The Last 48 Hours

My Thursday column begins like so: One of the major takeaways from the series dramatic political events over the last 48 hours is quite simply that the Republicans will do anything to win. Almost literally anything. Chicanery and complex scheming … Continue reading
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Texas Voter ID and Redistricting Taking Effect Immediately

The other Texas atrocity: With the Supreme Court suspending the mechanism that forced Texas to get a federal OK before it can implement any election law change, state Attorney General Greg Abbott asserts that nothing now can stop the state … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Helps the GOP Revive the Era of Jim Crow

My Wednesday post: Here’s a fantastic example of cognitive dissonance. On Tuesday, Republicans and conservatives managed to somehow continue their collective screeching about the rapidly fizzling IRS non-scandal and how the government unfairly targeted conservatives, while also applauding the Shelby … Continue reading
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