Tag: Voter Suppression

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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