Tag: Voter Suppression

Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal’s Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election From Stacey Abrams

In this April 2, 2009 file phoo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. takes part in the committee’s hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.Photo: AP File Photo Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as Georgia’s secretary of state, oversaw the same 2018 gubernatorial race that he […]

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A Little Bit of Justice: GOP’s Lone Black Senator Does the Right Thing, Opposes Controversial Trump Pick

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) during a working session regarding the Opportunity Zones provided by tax reform in the Oval Office of the White House February 14, 2018. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images I still don’t get why it took so long or why he seemed […]

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Bokhari: The Real ‘Voter Suppression’ in 2018 Came from Big Tech

After virtually every election, Democrats go-to explanation for why they didn’t win X state or Y district is “voter suppression.” The midterms were no different — but the complaint was particularly egregious, given that it occurred on the back of outright election meddling from Silicon Valley. “Voter suppression may have made the difference for Republicans […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary […]

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White supremacy, minus gerrymandering: California GOP reduced to “third party status”

The only way for the party of old white dudes, rape, forced pregnancies, Islamophobia, homophobia, selfishness, pollution, climate denial, unchecked police violence and murder, xenophobia and hatred of Latinx people can get and keep power is by cheating: voter suppression, gerrymandering, etc. In California, the 2018 elections hold out a hint of what […]

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Google donated $5k to GOP Senator who “joked” about attending a lynching with her Black opponent

Cindy Hyde-Smith is a Mississipi GOP Senator is going into a runoff election against her Democratic opponent, Black man named Mike Espy who might end up the first Black Mississipi Senator since 1883; she made headlines last week with a joke about attending a “public hanging.” The day after the lynching remark, the […]

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It’s Time for a New Voting Rights Act

In early 2011, when new census figures showed that Evergreen, Alabama, a small city midway between Montgomery and Mobile, had grown from 53 to 62 percent black over the previous ten years, the white majority on the city council took steps to maintain its political dominance. They redrew precinct lines, […]

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Holder: A Minority Is ‘Taking Power That Is Not Legitimately Theirs’

On Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight,” National Democratic Redistricting Committee Chairman and former Attorney General Eric Holder stated, “with regard to gerrymandering and voter suppression, you are seeing a minority in this country taking power that is not legitimately theirs.” Holder said Democrats can overcome gerrymandering “if we have a really substantial turnout, but I’m concerned that […]

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Georgia Senator, asked about voter suppression, mugs constituent for his phone

US Senator David Purdue (R-GA/@sendavidperdue), a grown-ass human being elected to high office in the most powerful nation in the land, was asked a question about Brian Kemp, who is both a (monumentally unhinged) candidate for governor of Georgia and Georgia’s Secretary of State, in charge of overseeing the election in which he is […]

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Voting rights groups sue Georgia & Brian Kemp to reinstate 53,000 blocked registrations, 70% are Black

Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act and The National Voter Registration Act. The Lawyer’s Committee For Human Rights tweeted this afternoon, “We have just filed a lawsuit […]

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Millions of Black Voters Are Being Purged From Voter Rolls, Often Illegally: Report

Residents cast their votes at a polling place on November 4, 2014, near Ferguson, Mo.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) As the end of Barack Obama’s presidency grew closer, election officials began preparing for the next election. Instead of strengthening the security of voting machines and making voting more accessible to citizens, states did the exact […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Method Of Removing Names From Voter Rolls

(CNN) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Ohio’s method of removing names from its voter rolls does not violate federal law. The decision was 5-4. Monday’s ruling concerning the battleground state comes as the country gears up for midterm elections this fall. At least six other states have similar laws, and the ruling […]

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