On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, advocates continue to push a bill to restore a key Voting Rights Act protection. Their latest target is Thad Cochran. Continue reading
Few American ideals are as important — or as imperiled — as the right to vote. State voter ID requirements, voter list purges, voter registration restrictions and other laws and rules are taking the right to vote away from citizens completely entitled to it. These restrictive measures are conceived in the name of fighting voter fraud, which has been shown to be so rare that some states pushing for these laws have given up trying to prove it. The net effect — whether by intention or not — is voter suppression, particularly in the case of minorities, the elderly, the young and the poor. This page is dedicated to putting research above rhetoric, disinfecting political tactics with truth, and encouraging the protection of one of the most fundamental rights we hold as Americans.
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