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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

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Early Voting

by Julianne Hing on October 31 2012, 10:08AM

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Topics: 2012 Election, Early Voting, Politics

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

Florida to People of Color: Don't Vote Here

Florida to People of Color: Don’t Vote Here

by Brentin Mock on June 29 2012, 9:38AM

What a difference an election makes. Since the 2010 Tea Party wins in Florida, the voting rights landscape has changed dramatically. What was once a discussion of expanding the vote is now all about shutting it down.

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