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Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM

Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

The Lesson of 2012? It Was Never About Obama, It Was About Us

by Gihan Perera, Manuel Pastor on December 20 2012, 10:06AM

Manuel Pastor and Gihan Perera consider a year in which the racial justice movement surged.

Topics: 2013, Politics, Second Term

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Brentin Mock on December 14 2012, 10:12AM

Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

Post-Election, State GOP Leaders Still Push Drug Testing the Poor

by Seth Freed Wessler on December 12 2012, 10:12AM

The wave of laws that have swept the country since 2010 has clearly not crested, despite court challenges and evidence that drug testing dramatically increases costs.

Topics: Economy, Politics

Activists Want Rent Relief For NYC Residents Without Power Post-Sandy

Activists Want Rent Relief For NYC Residents Without Power Post-Sandy

by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 11:25AM

With 77,000 residents, the New York City Housing Authority is the nation’s biggest public landlord.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

The Election Is Over, but the Voting Rights Fight Is in Full Swing

by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Voting Rights Icon Lawrence Guyot's Death Animates Fight Over Future

Voting Rights Icon Lawrence Guyot’s Death Animates Fight Over Future

by Brentin Mock on December 6 2012, 10:54AM

Guyot’s memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Romney Campaign Manager Says He Regrets Immigration Stance

Romney Campaign Manager Says He Regrets Immigration Stance

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 12:56PM

Mr. Rhoades said, “I regret that.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right's Scared of Us)

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right’s Scared of Us)

by Kai Wright on December 5 2012, 9:59AM

Our voting rights coverage has prompted some right wing muckraking on our publisher. We’ll save them the effort: We’re proud to be part of a racial justice movement.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics

JFK Was First to Acknowledge Latino Voting Bloc, Hours Before He was Killed

JFK Was First to Acknowledge Latino Voting Bloc, Hours Before He was Killed

by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 2:25PM

Latinos have influenced presidential elections for more than 50 years.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It's Eyeing Voter ID

Nevada Led the Country in Expanding the Vote. Now, It’s Eyeing Voter ID

by Aura Bogado on December 3 2012, 9:09AM

A Democratic secretary of state made registration easier and supported early voting, leading to dramatic turnout. So why is he now proposing a plan that could disenfranchise voters?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Facing Race 2012: 'Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Now What? Debriefing the Election and Talking Governance’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 29 2012, 8:53AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on what political power should look like in the space between elections.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Politics

Did a Top Romney Adviser Just Brag About Losing Poor Voters of Color to Obama?

Did a Top Romney Adviser Just Brag About Losing Poor Voters of Color to Obama?

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 1:35PM

He finished his op-ed by arguing Obama only won the presidency because the press really liked the “charismatic African American” candidate.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Facing Race 2012: 'Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Culture Trumps Politics: Or Does It?’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 28 2012, 10:12AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on the role art plays in powering a movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Facing Race 2012, Politics

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

Tea Party Crowd’s Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

by Brentin Mock on November 27 2012, 10:25AM

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Full Text of Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Letter

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 4:29PM

The announcement comes two weeks after Jackson won re-election without campaigning.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rep. Jesse Jackson to Deliver Resignation Letter to Boehner Today

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 1:47PM

Jackson’s brother spoke to the Chicago Tribune by telephone.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona's Ballot Count Fiasco

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona’s Ballot Count Fiasco

by Aura Bogado on November 21 2012, 10:45AM

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago—but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Election Returns, Politics

Black People Voted on Election Day, Too, By the Way

by Dom Apollon on November 20 2012, 10:44AM

An NAACP poll points to interesting trends: widespread support for marriage equality and the DREAM Act; shaky support for Democrats beyond Barack Obama.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Might Rep. Allen West Allege Voter Fraud to Avoid Conceding?

by Brentin Mock on November 19 2012, 4:41PM

Seems like he’s desperate enough to do it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics