What the future holds for voting in North Carolina is unknown. What is known is that the damaging and chilling effects of this law will be felt for decades, even if the law is overturned this summer.
Senator Mitch McConnell appears to have committed two separate felony offenses, and that’s just under Kentucky state laws. The Kentucky GOP is beginning to look like a band of lawbreakers.
The American people are truly exceptional and it is heartening to know they will continue to fight against Republican tyranny to win elections and brutalize the people.
Unless you are a rich and a member of the GOP, Republicans don’t want you to vote.
On Friday, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) held a news conference where he called on his colleagues to restore the gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act.
Christie may not have the anti-voter credentials of some of his Republican brethren, but he does not support the right to vote for all Americans.
One of the ironies of court wars over vote suppression laws lies in the fact that proponents of suppressing the vote argue they want to preserve the “status quo” in the name of preventing confusion among voters.
It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only incited the state party’s outrage against their own vote suppression law, it drove the candidate for state attorney general who lost the right to vote into a rage.
The Supreme Court’s anti-democracy wing; Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy issued an announcement that their decision was not on the merits of the case because they had not yet heard any oral arguments defending voting restrictions. They just believed so strongly that since Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted invested such an incredible amount of time and energy to disenfranchise minority and working-class voters, and labeled his “appeal” an emergency.
Crucial to their success is Republicans’ heavy dependence on one of the Koch brothers’ legislative arms, the American Legislative Exchange Council, to create template legislation for Republicans to block access to voting in what can only be termed as a direct assault on America’s rapidly waning democracy.
Illinois Republicans Stand Behind Candidate Who Confessed to Committing Voter Fraud in 2008 and 2012
Illinois Republicans are stooping particularly low with their support for a candidate who admitted she was registered to vote in two states and voted in both states during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.
On Monday, a U.S. District Court heard closing arguments in the case that challenges the most militant and vicious vote suppression law in America.
A militia group in Wisconsin is planning to target African-American Democrats at polling places in order to suppress the vote and keep Republican governor Scott Walker in office.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was absolutely outraged that a bipartisan election commission in Illinois simplified the voting process that he claimed is “shocking,” and a “major obstacle for the GOP’s gubernatorial candidates.”
Every time I hear a pundit or a pollster discuss the certainty that Republicans will hold the House or the high probability they will gain control of the Senate I suspect I am having an out-of-body experience.
Bill Maher called out Republicans and said what the media won’t. The Republican Party can only win elections by cheating.
Republicans have created a new conservative super PAC to support Republican secretaries of state that will pursue restrictive voter laws, purge voter rolls, and generally kill the democratic process.
On Friday morning, Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s restrictive voter ID law, that was passed in 2012, is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced in the state.
Last week, federal Magistrate Judge Joi Elizabeth Peake scheduled a hearing for July 2014, to impose a temporary injunction on North Carolina’s “voter ID” law.
The GOP are giving the nation an indication of how far they will go to subvert democracy to protect the real powers behind the conservative movement; the NRA, the Koch brothers, and ALEC.