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Commentary: Kavanaugh's record poses threat to Native people

INFORUM - 17 Aug 2018
United States, 898 F.Supp.2d 30 (D.C. Cir. 2012)]. In writing the opinion for the three-judge panel, Kavanaugh refused to acknowledge the importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which provides the review process for new voting laws — and ...
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Letters to the editor, Aug. 18

Denton Record Chronicle - 18 Aug 2018
Royce West and national voting rights coordinator Justin Kwasa of the Washington, D.C.-based Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, expert panel and others about voter ID laws, documents required for voting, election protection, voter ...
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Where's the outrage over felons' voting rights?

USA TODAY - 25 Jul 2018
To align those systems with our values could require us to make changes to our democracy. Felony disenfranchisement — the denial of voting rights to persons with felony records — robs those who are the most deeply affected by the system of a voice in ...
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Georgia election board plots Jim Crow-like assault on black voting

ThinkProgress - 17 Aug 2018
Under the Voting Rights Act, election officials may not take an action that “results in a denial or abridgement of the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.” Thus, the ACLU could potentially prevail in a lawsuit ...
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Is the Black Vote Still Being Treated Like a Political Piñata?

The Philadelphia Tribune - 17 Aug 2018
Although Blacks make up roughly 13 percent of the overall population in the United States, Black voters remain a powerful voting bloc that can change the trajectory of any election. Now, it is no secret that Black people overwhelmingly vote for ...
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Wake County man sentenced for illegally voting in US elections

WTVD-TV - 14 Aug 2018
According to authorities, Hernandez-Cuarenta, "knowing he was not a United States citizen, did knowingly vote in two elections held in part for the purpose of electing a candidate for the Office of President, Vice President, and Member of the House of ...
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Should Convicted Felons Lose the Right to Vote?

Pacific Standard - 06 Aug 2018
However, at least six million U.S. citizens cannot vote in the U.S. because they have been convicted of a felony. Losing the right to vote is among numerous other consequences of being convicted of a crime. ...
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Why Isn't Election Day a Holiday in America?

POPSUGAR - 17 Aug 2018
Only about half of US states have laws protecting the rights of workers to take unpaid time off — key word: unpaid ——to vote on Election Day. For many people, especially employees who are paid hourly, the choice to go to work instead of to their ...

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