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by Aura Bogado on August 17 2012, 2:02PM
This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID, and the power of marginalized voters.
by Brentin Mock on August 17 2012, 10:00AM
A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’ scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.
by Aura Bogado on August 10 2012, 2:42PM
Voters are turned away because of confusion in Michigan, purges take hold in New Mexico and Iowa, and Voter ID is challenged in Pennsylvania and Tennessee
by Aura Bogado on August 7 2012, 11:49AM
Why would a group of people who are ineligible to vote engage in electoral politics? We talk to a rider on the “UndocuBus” to find out.
by Aura Bogado on August 3 2012, 11:26AM
George Lujan, the latest community journalist to join Voting Rights Watch, reports from New Mexico, where the state’s busy frustrating registration efforts and prepping a massive voter purge.
by Aura Bogado on July 31 2012, 2:07PM
Some of the latest voting rights news from around the country.
by Aura Bogado on July 27 2012, 9:40AM
More than 1,000 people rallied against Pennsylvania’s voter ID law this week. James Cersonsky shares his images from a “Freedom Ride” bus to the capital.
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.
by Aura Bogado on July 20 2012, 9:49AM
Race and racism continue to determine your attitudes towards voter ID—and whether you can even get one.
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.
by Channing Kennedy on July 16 2012, 9:18AM
Readers discuss the dirt Brentin Mock and crew have dug up in their nationwide coverage of voting rights and voter suppression. Also, a note that our site comments will be offline for maintenance this week.
Topics: Voting Rights
by Aura Bogado on July 13 2012, 1:07PM
Voters stand up for themselves in Texas; purge-fest spreads beyond Florida; and ALEC’s exodus continues. This and more in our voting rights news roundup.
by Brentin Mock on July 12 2012, 10:14AM
In 1944, a landmark Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, the case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts court.
by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM
The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.
by Aura Bogado on July 10 2012, 4:10PM
200,000 Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.
by Aura Bogado on July 6 2012, 2:45PM
Forty-four percent of Philly is African-American—and nearly 20 percent of voters there may lose their right to cast a ballot this fall.
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.