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DIG INTO COLORLINES' INVESTIGATIONS CHANNEL FOR IN-DEPTH REPORTING ON THE 2012 ASSAULT ON VOTING RIGHTS.

Voter ID Confusion and Tea Party Poll ‘Monitoring’ in Pennsylvania

by Kai Wright on November 6 2012, 3:04PM

Election Protection watchers are hearing lots of reports about conflict over voter ID requirements at Pennsylvania polling sites.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, /NOW

Sheriff Deputies, Poll Worker Harass Latinos in Swing State Colorado

Sheriff Deputies, Poll Worker Harass Latinos in Swing State Colorado

by Aura Bogado on November 6 2012, 1:59PM

Colorado’s Latino voters could well decide this election—but some will have to overcome harassment to cast their ballots.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

by Brentin Mock on November 5 2012, 11:36AM

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

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

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

Why Vote? Because You Can Shift Power in the United States

Why Vote? Because You Can Shift Power in the United States

by Aura Bogado on November 1 2012, 12:18PM

For some people of color, voting may be a matter of life and death.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Why Vote?

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2012, 10:07AM

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Early Voting, 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

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

Dignity Beyond Voting: Undocumented Immigrants Cast Their Hopes

by Aura Bogado on October 25 2012, 9:25AM

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy's Slow Return

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy’s Slow Return

by Brentin Mock on October 24 2012, 9:28AM

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, 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

Lying Liars and the Communities Who Fight Back for their Right to Vote

Lying Liars and the Communities Who Fight Back for their Right to Vote

by Aura Bogado on October 19 2012, 11:43AM

Here’s what you need to know about voter suppression across the country.

Topics: Voting Rights

A True Army Responds to True the Vote Threats

by Brentin Mock on October 18 2012, 5:00PM

Civil Rights attorneys and researchers strike back against True the Vote and their phantom voter fraud menace.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Just How Hard is it for a Navajo Elder to Get Voter ID? [VIDEO] Play

Just How Hard is it for a Navajo Elder to Get Voter ID? [VIDEO]

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:45AM

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get an ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

How Native Voters Are Routinely Disenfranchised in Arizona

How Native Voters Are Routinely Disenfranchised in Arizona

by Aura Bogado on October 18 2012, 10:00AM

From voter ID laws to inaccessible polling stations, Native voters in Arizona face a cascading series of hurdles to participating in the November election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Is True the Vote Shaking Down States With Nuisance Lawsuits?

Is True the Vote Shaking Down States With Nuisance Lawsuits?

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2012, 10:42AM

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Judicial Watch Explains Its 'Integrity' While Swing States Take Spotlight

Judicial Watch Explains Its ‘Integrity’ While Swing States Take Spotlight

by Aura Bogado on October 12 2012, 8:40AM

With the presidential election less than a month away, eligible voters in swing states are fighting to make sure that they’ll be counted on November 6.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Voting Rights Act Protects Two More States From Suppression Efforts

Voting Rights Act Protects Two More States From Suppression Efforts

by Brentin Mock on October 10 2012, 12:35PM

Voter ID laws blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where tea party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

A Swing State Disenfranchises Its Poor Electorate

A Swing State Disenfranchises Its Poor Electorate

by Aura Bogado on October 9 2012, 9:35AM

Despite a federal obligation to do so, Nevada public service agencies are accused of not providing their clients with voter registration forms.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Are True the Vote's Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

Are True the Vote’s Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

by Brentin Mock on October 8 2012, 9:51AM

Rep. Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

The 2012 Attack on Voting Rights Isn't Racist--Just Ask Artur Davis

The 2012 Attack on Voting Rights Isn’t Racist—Just Ask Artur Davis

by Brentin Mock on October 4 2012, 10:13AM

The black former congressman has emerged as the tea party’s new best friend, because he insists his colleagues in the southern Black Belt are the real threat to voting rights.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics