Tag: Voting Rights

Florida Republicans Slam the Brakes on Felons Looking to Restore Their Voting Rights

Photo: iStock Remember in November when Floridans took to the polls, channelled Spike Lee, and Did the Right Thing by voting “yes” on Amendment 4? For those who can’t recall the fine details of the citizen-proposed ballot initiative, it reinstated the voting rights for people with felony convictions—excluding murder or sexual offenses—upon completion of their […]

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Kobach: If You Wanted to Pass a Law to Encourage Voter Fraud

On Thursday, on a party line vote, Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats in the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, dubbed the “For the People Act of 2019.” It is a massive federal intrusion into the states’ constitutionally-protected realm of regulating and maintaining voter rolls. It’s also a recipe for voter fraud. Republicans in the House correctly […]

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Exclusive: Thousands of Black Votes in Georgia Disappeared and No One Can Explain It

People cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Marietta, Ga. Photo: Mike Stewart (AP Photo) Voter suppression in Georgia was one of the most discussed issues during the 2018 midterm elections. Front and center in the debate […]

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Republicans Oppose Proposed Law That Would Fight White Supremacy, Restore Democracy and Empower Black Voters

Voters cast their ballots at a polling place at Highland Colony Baptist Church, November 27, 2018 in Ridgeland, Mississippi.Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats have proposed H.R. 1, a bill that would make our democracy more equitable, improved access for vulnerable groups to have a real say in how we are […]

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A month after the statutory restoration of expat Canadians’ voting rights, Supreme Court says taking those rights away was illegal

In 2015, Stephen Harper’s Tory government began enforcing a 1993 law that stripped expatriate citizens like me of our right to vote in Canada; last month, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government restored our voting rights. But it turns out that the Liberals’ action was largely symbolic: yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada broke with […]

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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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The GOP’s Laboratories of Oligarchy

In the classic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the titular characters occasionally play a game known as “Calvinball.” The rules are simple: Hobbes makes them up as he goes. In one strip, the imaginary stuffed tiger declares mid-game that Calvin has entered an “invisible sector” and must cover his eyes […]

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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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Exclusive — House to Vote on McCarthy Resolution Admonishing Cities for Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote in Local Elections

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a resolution offered by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that admonishes U.S. cities for allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections, as has been confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively. The measure, which Democrats are expected to oppose, in two pages states that it is […]

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5 Things Black Voters Should Demand From the Democratic Party

Black Lives Matter protesters hold a wooden coffin with an upside down donkey representing the Democratic party in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhoto: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) The Democratic Party is a white party. According to Pew research, 59 percent of registered voters who identify […]

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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 Rules in Favor of Voter Suppression … Again

Photo: iStock In a 5-4 decision along partisan lines, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Ohio’s voter suppression campaign was totally fine. The previous sentence should be longer. It should contain an explanation on why Ohio purges its voter roles. There should probably be a convoluted paragraph filled with legalese about constitutional interpretation juxtaposed […]

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