When it comes to vote suppression, Donald Trump and Kris Kobach belong to the same delusional cult. Both have a history of indulging in refuted conspiracy theories about voter fraud. Both extreme in extreme and unconstitutional remedies to imagined problems. Both won elections based on lies. It’s small wonder Trump appointed Kobach to head his Commission on Election Integrity.
For Republican Matt Bevin, the man who has been Kentucky governor for roughly a month, besides spending whatever political capital he has to repay the extremist religious right, he is facing a petition for impeachment.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Wisconsin photo identification law passed in 2011.
It should be no surprise by this time, but whenever present-day Republicans point a finger and cry "foul," you can be reasonably sure the crime is an inside job.
It appears it wasn't just long lines and machine 'malfunctions' that possibly helped get Rick Scott reelected. While voting late Tuesday afternoon, Izak Pratt of Broward County noticed a poll worker giving inaccurate information to a black man who was attempting to cast his vote.
Unless you are a rich and a member of the GOP, Republicans don't want you to vote.
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.
By a vote of 6-3 The Supreme Court is allowing Texas' draconian voter ID law to be enforced for this year's election.
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.
Democracy called checkmate against Scott Walker's attempt to rig Wisconsin's vote, while a Federal Court slapped down Greg Abbott's attempt to suppress votes in Texas.
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.
As of Tuesday, the Republican candidate for Attorney-General in Arkansas is no longer a registered Arkansas voter. It turns out that Leslie Rutledge registered to vote in Arkansas, DC and possibly Virginia. Of course, Rutledge claims the Democrats did it’. They’re targetting her! Republicans are being persecuted!
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.
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.
As we get closer to the mid-term election, we long for the times when preparing to vote was a matter of volunteering for a voter registration drive, working for a candidate's campaign, familiarizing ourselves with the issues.
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.
What the conservative court accomplished besides handing ALEC the right to restrict minority voters in the South is effectively abolishing the 15th Amendment.
The SCOTUS will hear arguments Shelby County Alabama v. Holder on Wednesday. The facts of 2012 alone should make this an easy ruling in favor of upholding the VRA including Article 5.
Three Democratic Members of the House asked Eric Holder to order an investigation into alleged tampering in voter registration drives by two GOP firms.
Ken Detzner, silent about the GOP firm accused of voter registration fraud against Democrats, jumped into action when he thought Republicans were targeted.