On Tuesday, a federal judge in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin's voter Identification law, saying it unfairly burdens poor and minority voters. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman invalidates Wisconsin's law.
Wisconsin's law would have required voters to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls. Supporters alleged it...
Something stinks in North Carolina. The state's legislative leaders who crafted the new restrictive voter ID law will have to turn over some of their correspondence and email messages to voters and organizations who are challenging the wide-ranging amendments, according to a federal court ruling. The state tried to block the demand by...Politics
Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday at a Texas Department of Public Safety office and says, “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID." Wright has voted in every election since 1944.
About ten days ago, a Texas district judge was almost barred from the polls. She has...Politics
After a Texas district judge was almost barred from the polls on Tuesday, after voting for the past 49 years courtesy of the state’s new voter ID law, Rachel Maddow took the strict new law to task.
Bravely, oh so bravely, Maddow displays how women will be disenfranchised at the polls by using the example of "Let's say I married...Politics
A Texas district judge was almost barred from the polls on Tuesday. She has voted for the past 49 years but this time it was different, courtesy of the state’s new voter ID law.
On the day the law kicked in, Texas' November 5th election began.
117th District court Judge Sandra Watts said, "What I have used for voter registration...Politics
The judge who upheld Voter ID Laws has had a change of heart.According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, "a total of 34 states have passed voter ID laws of some kind." Not all of those laws have been implemented, with a number of them facing court challenges.
We've been debating this issue and since the Voting Rights Act...Politics
84-year-old Dorothy Card of Lufkin, Texas, says she’s been voting for sixty years but due to the state's new Voter ID law, she is concerned that she will not be able to vote on November 5th.
So far she has been unable to convince the state’s Department of Public Safety to issue her a photo ID so she can continue to vote.
North Carolina is amping up on voter suppression by Senate Republicans who unveiled a new voter ID bill Thursday that would further restrict the forms of photo identification accepted at the polls totalling the elimination of at least half of IDs required. Early voting is also targeted, as well as same-day registration.
Republicans claim that Voter ID laws are to protect the integrity of our vote, but that's a facade -- albeit a transparent one -- to implement voter suppression. Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) last year admitted that Voter ID efforts were created to suppress Democratic votes. He said that Voter ID “is...