Tag Archives: voter suppression

KANSAS: Court Strikes Down Proof Of Citizenship Requirement For Voter Registration, Sanctions Kobach

Talking Points Memo reports: A federal judge on Monday ruled that Kansas’ proof of citizenship voter registration requirement was a violation of the Constitution as well as the National Voter Registration Act. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had in previous orders temporarily blocked the requirement, which was championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Robinson on Monday handed down ...

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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

The Washington Examiner reports: The U.S. Supreme Court sent back a partisan gerrymandering case from Wisconsin that challenged the legislative map drawn by Wisconsin Republicans to the lower court. With its ruling, the high court tossed out a ruling from a district court and sent the case back. It ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who argued state Republican lawmakers engaged in ...

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KANSAS: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kris Kobach Rides In Another Parade With His “Replica” Machine Gun

Kansas City’s CBS affiliate reports: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has brought his Jeep to another parade. This time, in Lecompton. The Jeep, which Kobach previously described as a “souped up Jeep with a replica gun,” caused some to be concerned at a parade in Shawnee last weekend. Then, it sparked what Kobach called “outrage” after pictures of it ...

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SCOTUS Narrowly Upholds Ohio’s Purge Of Voter Rolls

NBC News reports: In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court gave Ohio a victory Monday in a fight over the state’s method for removing people from the voter rolls, a practice that civil rights groups said discourages minority turnout. At least a dozen other politically conservative states said they would adopt a similar practice if Ohio prevailed, as a ...

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BREAKING: Trump Dissolves Voter Fraud Commission

Just in from the White House: Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to proved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the Commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security ...

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DOJ Pushes For “Citizenship” Question On 2020 Census

ProPublica reports: The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the once-a-decade census determines — from how congressional seats ...

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ACLU Sues Trump Over Voter Fraud Commission

Reuters reports: The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s election commission, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups. The ACLU said in a statement that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity had already held its first meeting without ...

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REPORT: Voter Suppression Tipped The Scales

McClatchy reports: Civil rights groups say a tangle of Republican-backed “voter suppression” laws enacted since 2010 probably helped tip the scale for Republican nominee Donald Trump in some closely contested states on election night. “When we look back, we will find that voter suppression figured prominently in the story surrounding the 2016 presidential election,” said Kristen Clarke, the president and ...

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Trump Voters Show Their White Nationalist Pride

The above two images are being widely shared on Twitter today as reports come in about voter intimidation attempts by presumed supporters of Donald Trump. From the Washington Post: Voters in Florida, a key battleground, have reported multiple accounts of voters saying they have encountered aggressive, intimidating behavior, according to a nonpartisan group monitoring election issues nationwide. “In Florida we ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Issues Press Release Bragging About Success In Suppressing Minority Vote

“African American Early Voting is down 8.5% from this time in 2012.” Via Daily Kos: This morning, the NC GOP sent out a press release bragging about how successful the state party has been in suppressing the vote. As a reminder, the state “surgically” slashed the early voting methods used by most often by African Americans — including eliminating “Souls ...

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Federal Court Rules Against Democrats: No Evidence RNC Has Violated 1982 Anti-Voter Suppression Order

Bloomberg reports: There’s no evidence the Republican National Committee is engaged in efforts to intimidate voters in violation of a 1982 court order barring such activities, a federal judge ruled in rejecting a request by Democrats for sanctions. U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday denied the DNC request, ruling that the RNC hadn’t violated ...

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OHIO: Trump Campaign Appeals To Sixth Circuit Over Ban On Watching, Intimidating, Or Harassing Voters

The Washington Post reports: A written order from a federal judge in Ohio seeks to prevent Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and others from taking part in certain activity that could intimidate voters. U.S. District Judge James Gwin in Cleveland ruled Friday that anyone who engages in intimidation or harassment inside or near polling places, regardless of political alliance, would ...

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North Carolina Republican Party Executive Director Brandishes Hillary’s “Inauguration Jewelry” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Republican strategist Dallas Woodhouse illustrated his argument that Hillary Clinton‘s had engaged in criminal conduct Thursday by taking out a pair of handcuffs and holding them up during an MSNBC interview. Woodhouse, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, defended the state party from the allegation that they were trying to suppress the vote. “We don’t ...

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Democrats Sue Trump And GOP For Voter Intimidation

Roll Call reports: Democrats have filed lawsuits against the Donald J. Trump campaign and other Republicans to stop potential voter intimidation at the polls in four battleground states. The complaints — filed Sunday by state Democratic parties in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Arizona — came nine days before the presidential election and allege a “coordinated campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” ...

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ARIZONA: GOP Maricopa County Recorder Won’t Resign Over Primary Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

News outlets nationwide have reported on the mess in Arizona’s Mariciopa Country, the state’s most populous, where primary voters waited for hours due to a 70% reduction in the number of polling places. The GOP official who made that call says she won’t resign. Via the Arizona Republic: Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell took responsibility for the hours-long lines at ...

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Quote Of The Day – Sen. Bernie Sanders

“Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote. While this would not be a cure-all, it would indicate a national commitment to create a more vibrant democracy. We should not be satisfied with a ‘democracy’ in which more than 60 percent of our people don’t vote and some 80 percent of ...

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