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Voting & Elections 10.18.2014

SCOTUS Allows Texas Voter ID To Go Forward

SCOTUS lets Texas's voter ID go forward in spite of the trial court's finding that it was intentionally discriminatory and an unconstitutional poll tax.

Voting & Elections 10.16.2014

Making the case against voter ID

Andrew Kloster, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and Miles Rapoport, president of Common Cause, debate whether voters should be required to show a form of government-issued identification.

Voting & Elections 10.14.2014

Voter Suppression Mars Hispanic Heritage Month

As Hispanic Heritage Month winds down, millions of Hispanic and Latino Americans face obstacles to exercising their voting rights.

Voting & Elections 10.14.2014

DISAPPOINTMENT: High court ruling bans same day registration and out of precinct voting

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a federal court ruling which would have allowed same day voter registration and out of precinct provisional voting in North Carolina for the November elections.

Voting & Elections 10.12.2014

4 takeaways about voter ID from Texas's ruling

Voting rights advocates are celebrating a Texas district court's decision to strike down the state's controversial strict photo ID law. We looked through the ruling, and there's plenty to celebrate.

Voting & Elections 10.7.2014

A Shameful Ruling

A federal appeals court late Monday reinstituted Wisconsin’s hotly-disputed Voter ID law, reversing a district court’s order in Frank v. Walker, and complicating plans for a mid-term election that’s now less than four weeks away.

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