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

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

Taking a 'Freedom Ride' Against Pennsylvania's Voter ID [Photos] Photo

Taking a ‘Freedom Ride’ Against Pennsylvania’s Voter ID [Photos]

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Watch

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

Study Links 'Racial Resentment' and Voter ID Support

Study Links ‘Racial Resentment’ and Voter ID Support

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.

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

Who's Got Their Eye on Your Right to Vote? [Reader Forum]

Who’s Got Their Eye on Your Right to Vote? [Reader Forum]

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

It's Bigger Than Texas: Voting Rights News Roundup

It’s Bigger Than Texas: Voting Rights News Roundup

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Texas' Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

Texas’ Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

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.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics