Features related to voter id

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
July 12, 2014 | Blog

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

Gerrick Brenner of Progress NC was joined by Save Early Voting supporters on the steps of the Craven County Administration Building, New Bern, N.C., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 while addressing the media. (AP Photo/Sun Journal, Chuck Beckley)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

The state’s recent election-law overhaul stripped away more than a decade’s worth of reforms that had dramatically increased ballot access for African-Americans. Continue reading

Voting Rights -- Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder
June 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Voting restrictions motivated by partisanship and race continue to be in place half a century after the Freedom Summer and one year after the Shelby decision. Continue reading

Election worker Dorothy Davis checks a voter's ID at a polling place in Little Rock, Ark., for Arkansas' party primary elections Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
June 7, 2014 | Blog

A number of states have moved to expand access to the ballot in 2014. Many glitches have also developed as states implement new restrictions for the first time this year. Continue reading

Republican Convention
May 13, 2014 | News & Notes

Senator Rand Paul has broken away from Republicans on voter ID laws in the latest about face on the issue. Continue reading

Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 30, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

In Butler, Pa. people pass the signs telling of the requirement for voters to show an acceptable photo ID to vote as they head into the the Penndot Drivers License Center. September 2012. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 21, 2014 | Blog

A Pennsylvania judged ruled that the state’s voter ID law infringes on the right to vote and exposed the problems with the law. Continue reading

A police officer watches over demonstrators and NAACP-led supporters as they congregate at Halifax Mall near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. Protesters are angry over the rightward direction of the state on economic, social, education and voting policy. They focused much of their demonstration on looming unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 people at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

Our rundown of the best investigative reporting on the money trail in North Carolina politics, the far-right agenda it has helped usher through and why this story should matter to everyone in America. Continue reading

Voter ID Students
November 8, 2013 | Blog

Shortly after passing the country’s worst voter suppression law, North Carolina Republicans targeted student voting. Continue reading

Texas Votes
October 23, 2013 | Blog

The law seems more focused on stopping the state’s changing demographics from affecting election outcomes than it is on stopping voter fraud. Continue reading

A student registers to vote in Davidson, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 30, 2013 | Blog

The DOJ case comes on the heels of three lawsuits filed by civil rights groups in August challenging North Carolina’s extreme voting restrictions. Continue reading

A police officer watches over demonstrators and NAACP-led supporters as they congregate at Halifax Mall near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. Protesters are angry over the rightward direction of the state on economic, social, education and voting policy. They focused much of their demonstration on looming unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 people at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 30, 2013 | Blog

Move aside, Florida — in spite of Moral Mondays protests, North Carolina is now the new poster child for voter suppression. Continue reading

Abortion Restrictions Texas
July 30, 2013 | Blog

Historian Bernard Weisberger reminds us not to confuse “state rights” with “state sovereignty.” Continue reading

Alan J. Lichtman
June 27, 2013 | Group Think
The Court has left room for remedial action by striking down only Section 4. Congress could broaden coverage through new criteria under a rewritten Section.
Gilda Daniels
June 27, 2013 | Group Think

Voting rights expert Gilda Daniels says that the SCOTUS decision will mean a widening gap between black and white voter turnout. MORE

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