Category Archives: Voting Rights

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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Monday Open Thread | Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For all you did for us as a country.. You were a true patriot. A true believer in this country. The lives you changed are still happening. Your ripples are still moving through time. Thank you.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Voter SUPPRESSION is REAL….Voter FRAUD is NOT

Case in point, Indiana. Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs Fatima Hussein, fatima.hussein@indystar.com Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2017 State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it … 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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Neil Gorsuch | Trump pick for Supreme Court Justice

Nope, NOPE, NOPETY NOPE! A Scalia robot. Democrats better filibuster this dude. Former President deserved the right to pick Merrick Garland and receive an no or ye vote. The GOP NEVER even considered or allowed Merrick to come forward for … Continue reading

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