Brentin Mock covers national politics for Colorlines. He previously served as lead reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color.
Brentin is also a contributor for Demos’ blog PolicyShop, where he covers voting rights and civil rights; and also a blogger for Grist.org, where he writes about environmental justice. You can read some of his other work at Next American City, Facing South, The Root, In These Times, American Prospect and The Washington Post.
Follow Brentin on Twitter at @brentinmock.
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?
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.
by Brentin Mock on October 9 2012, 12:39PM
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted must really dislike black church’s “souls to the polls” GOTV campaigns.
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.
by Brentin Mock on October 5 2012, 4:03PM
True the Vote will have difficult time harassing voters with Congress watching them at the polls.
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.
by Brentin Mock on October 3 2012, 10:18AM
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe says judge who blocked the state’s voter ID law yesterday enables the “entitlement mentality” and people who live off others’ labor.
by Brentin Mock on October 2 2012, 10:52AM
The situation’s still complicated in Pennsylvania.
by Brentin Mock on September 28 2012, 10:43AM
Pennsylvania’s attorneys have found a new argument to defend the state’s voter ID law: We all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class, and that’s not disenfranchisement.
by Brentin Mock on September 21 2012, 10:06AM
In both boxing and voting, the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.
by Brentin Mock on September 19 2012, 11:16AM
From the voters’ perspective, the Court’s unresolved issue is rooted in the age-old conundrum best expressed by Mos Def: “Why do I need ID to get ID? If I had ID, I wouldn’t need ID.”
by Brentin Mock on September 18 2012, 3:10PM
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just issued a 4-2 ruling on the state’s voter ID law saying that the matter should be kicked back to the lower Commonwealth Court for further review.
by Brentin Mock on September 10 2012, 2:59PM
The scrutinization of True the Vote, and their voter-stalking Tea Party co-signers across the nation, is growing. Today, Common Cause and Demos released a report called “Bullies at the Ballot Box” that raises awareness about groups who determined to challenge…
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.
by Brentin Mock on August 30 2012, 12:20PM
Republicans aren’t running from their record of voter suppression.
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.
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.