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Voter Suppression

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Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Feb 04, 2013

 Despite the clear fail of voter suppression efforts and the strong resolve of voters last year, rightwing forces are still determined to make voting harder. And despite the clear need for modernizing voter registration, conservative election officials are zeroing in...

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona’s Ballot Count Fiasco

Nov 21, 2012

 By the end of today, Arizona will have finally finished counting all of its ballots from the election that took place more than two weeks ago. More than a quarter of the roughly 2.2 million votes were cast as early...

Philadelphia Groups Scramble to Help Residents Get Voter ID

Sep 12, 2012

As the courtroom battle over Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law rages on, voting rights activists are racing against time to undermine the spirit of what they say is a law that will disenfranchise otherwise eligible voters. “We’re trying to make...

Haitian-Americans Feel Chill of Florida’s Voting Purge

Jun 27, 2012

Voting rights advocates in Florida are anxiously awaiting a ruling from the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee on a legal challenge to the state’s attempts to purge its voting roles. The lawsuit, filed last week by The Advancement Project and...

The Growing Debate Over the Voting Rights Act

May 24, 2012

Articles on the Voting Rights Act are increasingly being filed in the “obituary” section, even though it’s less than 50 years old. Last week, a U.S. Court of Appeals decision ruled against Shelby County, Ala., which challenged the constitutionality of...

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