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What's Good--and Bad--About the New Voting Rights Act

What’s Good—and Bad—About the New Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on February 13 2014, 7:00AM

The new amendment to the Voting Rights Act explained

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Politics, Voting Rights Act

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on August 28 2013, 7:00AM

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling this summer.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

At 'Shelby v. Holder' Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

At ‘Shelby v. Holder’ Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM

Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

What's the Scope of Voter Suppression in this Election?

What’s the Scope of Voter Suppression in this Election?

by Jamilah King on November 6 2012, 7:31PM

After months of trying, are voter suppression tactics really working at the polls?

Topics: /NOW

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

by Aura Bogado on November 2 2012, 1:42AM

There are plenty more threats to the vote than there are days left to cast your ballot.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Suppression Surges as Election Nears

Suppression Surges as Election Nears

by Aura Bogado on October 26 2012, 9:09AM

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

Topics: Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

Anonymous Funder Pulls 'Voter Fraud' Billboards Rather Than Reveal Itself

Anonymous Funder Pulls ‘Voter Fraud’ Billboards Rather Than Reveal Itself

by Kai Wright on October 22 2012, 11:54AM

After widespread outrage, Clear Channel finally invoked its policy against anonymous political ads.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Whoopi Goldberg Bleeped After Ann Coulter Tries To Tell Her About Black People

Whoopi Goldberg Bleeped After Ann Coulter Tries To Tell Her About Black People

by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 3:25PM

“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg confronted Ann Coulter over the topic of race and ended up cursing her out and accusing her of not knowing what she was talking about.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk's Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 4:36PM

The short video shows a young woman identifying herself as an El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office who is there only to hand out registration forms to likely Romney voters.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 11:53AM

New study finds that 23 states currently have legal barriers that disproportionately impact voter registration and participation by Latino citizens.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Pa. Supreme Court Leaves Voter ID Law in Limbo

by Brentin Mock on September 18 2012, 3:10PM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just issued a 4-2 ruling on the state’s voter ID law saying that the matter should be kicked back to the lower Commonwealth Court for further review.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Federal Court Removes New Restrictions on Voter Registration Groups

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2012, 2:09PM

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Florida issued an order to permanently remove a new restriction that would have made it harder for voter registration groups to register new voters.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

LIVE CHAT: Colorlines.com Reporters on the Threat to Voting Rights in 2012 Interactive

LIVE CHAT: Colorlines.com Reporters on the Threat to Voting Rights in 2012

by Kai Wright on August 23 2012, 10:12AM

Watch—and join—a conversation about the 2012 elections and the growing rightwing attack on the right to vote.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Today’s the Voting Rights Act’s Birthday. What’s It to You?

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2012, 5:01PM

“We cannot — we must not— refuse to protect the right of Americans to vote in any election in which they may desire to participate,” President Johnson said 47 years ago.

Topics: /NOW, Voter Suppression

I Have Photo ID, Therefore I Am

I Have Photo ID, Therefore I Am

by Brentin Mock on August 2 2012, 10:27AM

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

General Motors and Walgreens Leave ALEC, 30 Firms Have Left

by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 2:23PM

Walgreens and General Motors are the 29th and 30th corporations to announce that they have dropped ALEC.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why the Voter ID Faceoff in Pennsylvania Is Crucial

Why the Voter ID Faceoff in Pennsylvania Is Crucial

by Brentin Mock on July 25 2012, 9:52AM

Ten voters will attempt to show in court that the law has clear and racially biased impact on Pennsylvanians’ right to vote.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Minnesota Voter ID Amendment Draws Youth Activists

Minnesota Voter ID Amendment Draws Youth Activists

by Aura Bogado on July 18 2012, 9:20AM

Minnesota’s voter ID is creating a new generation of activists fighting for social justice. Miracle Randle is one of them.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Watch

Judge who Helped Popularize the Term 'Driving While Black' Hearing Texas Voter-ID Case

Judge who Helped Popularize the Term ‘Driving While Black’ Hearing Texas Voter-ID Case

by Aura Bogado on July 9 2012, 2:59PM

One of the judges hearing the Texas voter ID law, which targets voters of color, is no stranger to civil rights.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

A Case Study in How Kris Kobach's Cabal Aims to Remake Election Law

A Case Study in How Kris Kobach’s Cabal Aims to Remake Election Law

by Brentin Mock on July 5 2012, 10:20AM

The battle unfolding in Michigan this week illustrates how a 15-state consortium of rightwing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

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