Republicans nationwide are pushing laws they claim are intended to “stop voter fraud” which they imply is committed mostly by nonwhites and non-Republicans. But in the rare instances of voter fraud and misrepresentation that I’ve seen, the only people committing it are all Republicans. Here are a few examples.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 3, 2012 6:45 am|
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 1, 2012 6:35 am|
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted may get his wish of disenfranchisement after all. A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday placed a stay on a lower court ruling that would allow voter disenfranchisement based on poll worker error.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday October 28, 2012 9:30 am|
What matters more, the right to vote or adherence to local voting rules and schedules even if a force of nature intrudes? We might find out the answer to that question if a perfect storm disrupts voting in the Northeast or Midwest or both.
As a twitter follower reminded me, in 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court basically decided that the right to vote was secondary to process. Of course, the Court’s political desire to appoint George W. Bush was so obvious the justices took the trouble of stating that their opinion could not be used as precedent.
|By: ThirdandState Friday October 26, 2012 7:15 pm|
We have written a lot about Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law, which has been put on hold by the courts for the upcoming election. Turns out we’re not alone when it comes to voting suppression.
That may not be news to you, but you may be surprised to know that more than 180 voter suppression laws were proposed in 2011 and 2012, according to The New York Times. These are laws defined as restricting or limiting voter access based on a myriad of qualifications.
|By: Milord56 Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:19 pm|
Why are there so few articles, or even op-ed pieces in the erroneously labeled liberal media and national newspapers devoted to the scandal of fraudulent election supervision, mistakes on absentee voter ballots, or misinformation on polling places, and dates of election. In the past month, the LA Times has published zero articles on the topic, but seven concerning voter ID laws. The Washington Post: 1, and that one from the AP news wire. The NY Times: zero. The Miami Herald: zero. Bloomberg News: zero.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 16, 2012 2:15 pm|
The Supreme Court will not step in to block early voting hours in Ohio, delivering a win to voting rights advocates and the Obama campaign, which needs the help as polling starts to turn away from them.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 9, 2012 4:10 pm|
I doubt that the Supreme Court would choose to intervene here, though of course you never know. But that won’t stop Husted’s well-earned gold star as the hardest-working voter suppressor in America.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday October 6, 2012 6:45 am|
It’s been one of those weeks again where I just don’t know which story to discuss, so I wind up trying to discuss them all.
|By: David Dayen Friday October 5, 2012 12:40 pm|
I’ve written previously about the Texas-based Tea Party group “True the Vote” involving themselves in voter suppression efforts in swing states. Some state laws allow any individual to challenge another’s voting status, and this has been put to use by True the Vote’s spinoff organizations in Ohio and at least three other states, to a disproportionate degree against minorities, students and other traditional Democratic constituencies. True the Vote claims they are merely trying to clean up voter rolls and prevent voter fraud.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 2, 2012 8:11 am|
A Pennsylvania Commonwealth court judge has delayed enforcement of the state’s voter ID law for the November election, ruling that the difficulty experienced by voters trying to obtain a valid ID made disenfranchisement too likely. However, despite the injunction, poll workers will still be able to ask for ID from voters, and voters without ID will apparently have to cast a provisional ballot, which could lead to a lot of confusion at the polls.
In the ruling, Judge Robert Simpson followed the guidelines handed down by the state Supreme Court two weeks ago, charging him with determining whether the state offered “liberal access” to IDs to any eligible voter who lacked one and wanted to participate in the election. After hearing a litany of stories about long lines, difficulty with paperwork and other hurdles, Simpson wrote that, despite the state trying to implement changes on the fly to remedy the situation, “I cannot conclude the proposed changes cure the deficiency in liberal access [to ID's] identified by the Supreme Court…. I accept Petitioners’ argument that in the remaining five weeks before the general election, the gap between the photo IDs issued and the estimated need will not be closed.”