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Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in US fight over voting rights

Reuters - 11 Oct 2018
Backers of voter ID laws say they are intended to combat voter fraud. But voter rights advocates say the number of documented cases of voter fraud in the United States is extremely small and that restrictions disproportionately affect poor and minority ...
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Column: Two Tampa Bay rabbis explain their support for Amendment 4

Tampa Bay Times - 15 Oct 2018
If passed, this would be the fourth-largest voter enfranchisement in the history of the United States, after the Reconstruction amendments that established equal voting rights to freed male slaves after the Civil War, women's suffrage of 1920 and the ...
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The rigging of American politics

Vox - 16 Oct 2018
Republicans control the US Senate despite winning fewer votes than Democrats, and it's understood that House Democrats need to beat Republicans by as much as 7 or 8 points in the popular vote to hold a majority in the chamber. Next year, it's possible ...
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The Supreme Court Just Dealt Another Blow to Voting Rights

Rolling Stone - 10 Oct 2018
Though the law requiring voters to provide a residential address was challenged by the state's Native American community, it was upheld last month by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and again on Tuesday by the Supreme Court. This means that many ...
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The Fight Over Voting Rights Ahead Of Midterms

WBUR - 12 Oct 2018
In 49 states and the District of Columbiam the way that we make sure that people are United States citizens when they register to vote is we ask them to swear an oath under penalty of perjury — for which they can be prosecuted — that they are in fact ...
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​State strips then delays Native voting rights

High Plains Reader - 13 Oct 2018
On October 9 the U.S. Supreme court voted 6 - 2 to disallow post office boxes as valid addresses to use while voting in North Dakota. All identification papers must have a physical address, which means many Native IDs are useless. Two of three female ...
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Why the right to vote is not enshrined in the Constitution

Vox - 17 Sep 2018
The Embattled Vote in America is a sweeping look at the history of voting rights in the US, focusing on the constant struggle to extend suffrage in this country. I spoke to Lichtman recently about how voting restrictions put American democracy at risk ...
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For Black People, Voting Is Just The Beginning Of The Work

News One - 15 Oct 2018
He spoke about civil action and voicing our concerns when the government fails us. At one point, when Obama mentioned the future President Donald Trump, members of the crowd started to boo. His response was short, off-the-cuff and enlightening about ...
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What You Need to Know About the Voter ID Law SCOTUS Refused to End

ColorLines magazine - 10 Oct 2018
Per the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), in 2016, a group of eight Native Americans filed a suit to block the law, arguing that the law effectively disenfranchised thousands of Indigenous voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act, the United ...

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