Category Archives: Voter Suppression

NYT reporter: Georgia Sec of State purging black voters using registration system struck down by courts

New York Times national politics reporter Astead Herndon told MSNBC in a Wednesday interview that Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State and GOP candidate for governor, was using a discredited voter registration system that had been previously struck down by … Continue reading

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GOP Senator David Perdue rips student’s phone for asking about @BrianKempGA racist voter registration scheme

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama Speaks at the University of Illinois |Mid-term Elections

Today I’m at the University of Illinois to deliver a simple message to young people all over the country: You need to vote, because our democracy depends on it. I hope you'll tune in at 11am CT: https://t.co/34WjNaVAcU — Barack … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | The GOP Continues to Attack Voting Rights

ICYMI Lisa Desjardins ‏Verified account @LisaDNews A BIG DEAL: The Supreme Court 5-4 just upheld Ohio’s voter rolls law which automatically dropped voters who had not voted for two years or confirmed desire to vote. 7:14 AM – 11 Jun … Continue reading

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GOP Voter Suppression- Massive ‘Purge Notices’ in Georgia

Meanwhile, here’ what the GOP rats are continuing to do, OBLITERATE our right to VOTE. Stay WOKE, folks! More Than 380,000 Georgia Voters Receive ‘Purge Notice’ More than 380,000 Georgia voters received a “purge notice” from their local board of … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | More on Voter Suppresor Kris Kobach

From the New York Times: The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession How Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, plans to remake America through restrictive voting and immigration laws. By ARI BERMAN JUNE 13, 2017 ……………………… The A.C.L.U. has filed … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Citizen Alert: Call Your Secretary of State to Fight the Voter Suppression Commission

From The Maddow Blog: Trump’s voting commission makes an alarming request for data 06/30/17 08:40 AM—Updated 06/30/17 08:57 AM By Steve Benen Donald Trump likes to believe in a problem that doesn’t exist: the imagined scourge of voter fraud. After … Continue reading

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