An analysis of information obtained through open records requests from The Guardian found that enforcing Republican-supported voter identification laws is an extraordinarily expensive endeavor, already costing taxpayers at least $36 million in several states. Expenses pile up because of “the partial costs of litigation, free identification cards, public education and other fees,” The Guardian observed.
Between 2000 and 2014, there were over 800 million votes cast in general elections in the United States. Of those ballots, there were only 35 credible cases of voter fraud.
DeMint is not the first conservative to admit voter ID laws hurt Democrats, Republicans claim they will "make the difference” against Clinton.
Sanders said "What the Republicans are doing is so un-American, it is so outrageous, that it is literally beyond belief."
Now it appears that Ohio Republicans are on the verge of enacting an voter ID law that requires Ohio residents to pay a fee in order to cast a ballot.
Before perusing the one-time "world's leading democracy" and its truly pathetic voter turnout record, it is worth looking back at comments from Senator Bernie Sanders that he recorded for posterity nearly ten years ago.
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.
They said you all wouldn't turnout. They said only Republicans voted in midterms. But they had no idea how angry people were. And they had no idea that y'all carry a grudge when someone comes to steal your rights.
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.
Wendy Davis with help from groups that support her is leading the way in the people's fight against vote suppression.
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 Republicans reduce early voting hours, they make a seemingly logical argument.
In a 2-1 decision, the Federal Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit granted a temporary injunction to restore same day registration and out of precinct voting in North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
Republicans in North Carolina are trying to quash a subpoena for emails regarding the "rationale, purpose and implementation" of House Bill 589, aka the most egregious vote suppression law in the country.