Features related to voter id

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

Gerry Hebert
June 26, 2013 | Group Think

Lawyer Gerry Hebert of the Campaign Legal Center writes that the VRA decision will have a detrimental impact that we can see, and is a “slap in the face” to congressional authority. MORE

Nicole Austin-Hillery
June 26, 2013 | Group Think

Days like this, when a core tenet of our democracy is literally stripped away by the stroke of a jurist’s pen, reinforce why, despite years of legal progress and increased protections for the underrepresented, the fight for racial equality still persists. MORE

Paul Smith featimg
June 26, 2013 | Group Think

Lawyer Paul Smith says the decision will pave the way for more attempts to disenfranchise those who oppose the governing majority. MORE

Ari Berman (photoshopped wide)
June 26, 2013 | Group Think

Ari Berman writes that, with the repeal of the Voting Rights Act, powerful interests will be more able to manipulate electoral rules to preserve their own power. MORE

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Chamber. (AP Photo/Kalim A. Bhatti)
April 23, 2013 | Eye on ALEC

Several recent reports on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, reveal more about the funding of the meetings between state legislators and corporate lobbyists — and what’s on the agenda. Continue reading

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. on Aug. 6, 1965 upon signing the Voting Rights Act. Credit: Yoichi R. Okamoto, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
February 25, 2013 | Blog

A chorus of voices make the case that the 1965 Voting Rights Act — about which the Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week — still protects American democracy. Continue reading

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