Last Friday, the State of Alabama agreed to a settlement to resolve claims against it of National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) violations, but the fight for voting rights is far from over.
As election results rolled in across the country Wednesday, mainstream media cast the day as a “big win” for conservatives, ignoring that the voting results only reflect the people who made it to the polls, not necessarily the views of the majority or a growing trend ahead of the presidential elections.
It’s hard not to see this decision to eliminate 31 driver’s license satellite offices as intentionally burdening already-burdened people.
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.