Posts Tagged ‘ Voter ID ’

Judge tells North Carolina Republicans to hand over docs and emails related to voting law

March 28, 2014
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Judge tells North Carolina Republicans to hand over docs and emails related to voting law

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 civil rights…

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Former House Speaker denied voter ID card in Texas after voting since 1944

November 3, 2013
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Former House Speaker denied voter ID card in Texas after voting since 1944

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…

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Rachel Maddow obliterates Texas Voter ID Law uses, “Let’s say I married Boehner” as an example

October 24, 2013
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Rachel Maddow obliterates Texas Voter ID Law uses, “Let’s say I married Boehner” as an example

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…

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Texas Judge almost blocked from voting courtesy of strict new Voter ID Law

October 23, 2013
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Texas Judge almost blocked from voting courtesy of strict new Voter ID Law

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…

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The Judge who framed Voter ID Laws as Constitutional now says it disenfranchises voters

October 15, 2013
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The Judge who framed Voter ID Laws as Constitutional now says it disenfranchises voters

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…

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84 year-old Texas woman has voted for 60 years but has now been rejected for Voter ID three times

September 25, 2013
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84 year-old Texas woman has voted for 60 years but has now been rejected for Voter ID three times

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…

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North Carolina Republicans in a voter suppression frenzy, now pushing even harsher restrictions

July 19, 2013
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North Carolina Republicans in a voter suppression frenzy, now pushing even harsher restrictions

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. Eliminated forms of…

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Top Pennsylvania Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Helped Suppress Obama Voters

July 17, 2013
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Top Pennsylvania Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Helped Suppress Obama Voters

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 gonna allow Governor Romney…

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Slam and Dunk: Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

June 17, 2013
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Slam and Dunk: Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court ruled that Arizona’s voter-ID law, which would required voters to prove their citizenship, is illegal under federal law. The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.                …

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Voter ID: Governor of Virginia just signed off in support of Voter Suppression, to start next year

March 26, 2013
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Voter ID: Governor of Virginia just signed off in support of Voter Suppression, to start next year

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)  signed a bill Tuesday touted by his fellow Republican counterparts. Starting next year, Virginian law ill require all voters to have photo Ids in order to cast a vote.                 This tactic is nothing more than Voter Suppression, but it’s a Republican step we’ll see…

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Republican woman from Las Vegas who tried to vote twice in Presidential election pleads guilty

January 27, 2013
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Republican woman from Las Vegas who tried to vote twice in Presidential election pleads guilty

In November 56 year old Roxanne Rubin of Las Vegas was arrested after trying to vote twice in the Presidential election. Rubin, a Las Vegas Strip casino worker, agreed to plead guilty. She alleges that she was trying to prove how easy it is to vote with just a signature. Obviously, it wasn’t so easy. After…

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Nikki Haley says to hell with children with her actions in South Carolina

January 12, 2013
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Nikki Haley says to hell with children with her actions in South Carolina

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley is laughing herself to the proverbial bank it seems. With a reported $1.5 million on hand for a possible reelection bid, she doesn’t seem to be worried at all about those who cannot vote – either by her actions or inaction. Her actions pushed Voter ID through the court system, costing…

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