Category Archives: Voter Suppression

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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Thursday Open Thread | Attorney General White Citizens Council Strikes At Voting Rights

The Sessions Effect: Trump DOJ Reverses Course In Major Texas Voter ID Case By Alice Ollstein Published February 27, 2017, 12:47 PM EDT For the last six years, the Justice Department has sided with the citizens and civil rights groups … Continue reading

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The Upcoming Attack on Voting Rights-The LIES from This White House

You have had the repeated LIES of the new White House. From The Press Secretary and THAT MAN. They continue to repeat the lie that he would have won the popular vote, if 3 million illegal voters hadn’t committed voter … Continue reading

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An actual “literacy test” given to black voters by the state of Louisiana in the 1960s

Take The Challenge: Would You Have Been Able To Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s? Below are scans of an actual “literacy test” given to black voters by the state of Louisiana in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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