A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state’s restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas’ SB 14 has the effect of “disparately impacting minority voters.”
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review portions of a controversial North Carolina GOP-backed election law critics claim was designed to limit participation by Black voters.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office announced last week that his ongoing investigation into voter fraud has identified 27 people who are not citizens and who voted in Ohio elections. An earlier report by Husted’s office found that 17 “non-citizens” had cast ballots, adding up to a total of 44 illegally cast ballots since 2012.
The Oregon legislature last week passed a sweeping voter registration reform bill meant to add some 300,000 Oregonians to voter rolls by 2016.
In their first weeks of leadership, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee show not much has changed in the GOP’s approach to civil rights.
A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election.
There’s been a sea change in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing lobbying group that crafted some wide-ranging legislation proposed and enacted by conservative legislatures across the country.
With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep disillusionment Latinos feel.
In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.
In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.