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

Undocubus: A Journey From Arizona to the DNC [Video] Play

Undocubus: A Journey From Arizona to the DNC [Video]

by Aura Bogado on September 5 2012, 10:18AM

Colorlines.com’s Aura Bogado traveled with Undocubus and brings you her reporter’s notebook.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

The Racial Politics Behind the Right Wing's Poll-Watching

The Racial Politics Behind the Right Wing’s Poll-Watching

by Brentin Mock on September 5 2012, 9:58AM

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

'Undocumented and Unfraid:' UndocuBus Riders Lead by Example

‘Undocumented and Unfraid:’ UndocuBus Riders Lead by Example

by Aura Bogado on August 31 2012, 7:17PM

In their final stop before arriving to Charlotte for the DNC, UndocuBus riders continue to inspire others to come out of the shadows in North Carolina.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

On Its Way to the DNC, Undocubus Finds Struggle and Hope in Knoxville

On Its Way to the DNC, Undocubus Finds Struggle and Hope in Knoxville

by Aura Bogado on August 30 2012, 3:17PM

On their way to the Democratic National Convention, UndocuBus riders find community in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Republicans Boast About Voter Suppression in Tampa, but the Ground Is Shifting

by Brentin Mock on August 30 2012, 12:20PM

Republicans aren’t running from their record of voter suppression.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Ohio's Jon Husted, the New Bad Boy on the Voting Rights Block

Ohio’s Jon Husted, the New Bad Boy on the Voting Rights Block

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2012, 9:36AM

In a state already plagued by voting problems, the secretary of state is working hard to close, rather than open access to the polls.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

This is What Voter Participation Looks Like

This is What Voter Participation Looks Like

by Aura Bogado on August 28 2012, 9:23AM

Nearly half of all California voters are new or occasional voters. In South LA, one group is empowering community members to realize the significance of their vote.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Voter ID Threatens to Storm Next Week's GOP Convention

Voter ID Threatens to Storm Next Week’s GOP Convention

by Aura Bogado on August 24 2012, 1:36PM

As the RNC platform is amended to include support of voter ID legislation, we bring you the week’s voting rights updates

Topics: Voting Rights, 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

How the Tea Party's Building a 'Poll Watcher' Network for November

How the Tea Party’s Building a ‘Poll Watcher’ Network for November

by Brentin Mock on August 23 2012, 9:43AM

True the Vote began as a small outfit in Houston three years ago. Now, its agenda for intimidating voters reaches all across the country.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Infographic: True the Vote's Spreading Campaign to Intimidate Voters in 2012 Infographic

Infographic: True the Vote’s Spreading Campaign to Intimidate Voters in 2012

by Hatty Lee on August 23 2012, 9:37AM

An interactive map of how one Tea Party group is moving the voter fraud meme inside far right and Republican Party politics.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Florida's Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

Florida’s Menacing Moves to Restrict Voting

by Aura Bogado on August 22 2012, 4:00PM

Changes to Florida’s voting rules target people of color, and not those who have done anything wrong. Our newest community journalists reports what’s happening on-the-ground.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Court Cases Continue to Decide Future of Voting Rights

Court Cases Continue to Decide Future of Voting Rights

by Aura Bogado on August 17 2012, 2:02PM

This week’s updates on early voting, voter ID, and the power of marginalized voters.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

What's Ahead in the 'Voting Wars'? Certainly Not Peace.

What’s Ahead in the ‘Voting Wars’? Certainly Not Peace.

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Judge Allows Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Move Forward

Judge Allows Pennsylvania Voter ID Law to Move Forward

by Brentin Mock on August 15 2012, 11:09AM

Civil rights groups vow appeal, arguing that hundreds of thousands may be disenfranchised in November.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Voting Suppression Schemes and How They're Being Challenged

Voting Suppression Schemes and How They’re Being Challenged

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

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

Voter Suppression in the Land of Enchantment

Voter Suppression in the Land of Enchantment

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

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

What's Happening With Voting Rights Near You? Here's a National Look

What’s Happening With Voting Rights Near You? Here’s a National Look

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2012, 2:07PM

Some of the latest voting rights news from around the country.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics