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Voter ID Lawsnew

Voter ID laws have become a political flashpoint in what's gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws — which 30 states have now enacted in some form — are needed to combat voter fraud, while critics see them as a tactic to disenfranchise voters. We've taken a step back to look at the facts behind the laws and break down the issues at the heart of the debate.
Gambit  |  Suevon Lee, ProPublica  |  08-28-2012  |  Elections

Election '08: The Can't Votersnew

Millions of people who will be greatly affected by the outcome of next week's election, but won't be able to cast a vote in it. And yet, some of these same people -- those who don't meet citizenship requirements, the incarcerated and the underaged -- are more invested in the political process than many eligible Americans.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Tom Namako  |  10-30-2008  |  Politics

Is the GOP Trying to Keep New Voters from the Polls?new

In the midst of a crush of new voter applicants, there's a new issue that progressives fear the GOP could use to disenfranchise voters across Florida: the Republican secretary of state's recent decision to enforce the state's three-year-old "no match, no vote" law.
Orlando Weekly  |  Deanna Morey  |  10-07-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Democratic Party Suit Aims to Balk Alleged GOP Vote Challenges in Michigannew

Michigan Republicans may be deriding as false a story claiming they planned to use lists of foreclosed homes to keep some from casting their votes on Election Day, but the Barack Obama presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee aren't taking any chances.
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  09-30-2008  |  Politics

Electile Dysfunction in Nevadanew

Surprisingly little has been made of Nevada's potential to become 2008's new national symbol for electoral chicanery.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Damon Hodge  |  09-26-2008  |  Politics

Voter Intimidation Tactics Afoot on Pennsylvania College Campusesnew

The Drexel Dems website has an item up about a flyer taped to several tables across campus, essentially saying that anyone who goes to vote on Nov. 4 will be arrested if they have any outstanding traffic violations or warrants.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Tom Namako  |  09-24-2008  |  Politics

Does the Michigan GOP Plan to Use Foreclosure Data as a Weapon?new

Allegations have surfaced that the head of the Macomb County Republican Party had disclosed plans to use lists of foreclosed homes as a way to keep some voters from casting ballots in the upcoming presidential election. But the Macomb GOP Chairman says his quotes were fabricated. What's really going on?
Metro Times  |  Staff  |  09-23-2008  |  Politics

McCain Campaign Co-Chair Tries to Disenfranchise Wisconsin Votersnew

In 2008, it looks like Republicans will once again do anything to win, but this time Wisconsinites may have a front-row seat to all of their shenanigans and attempts to suppress the vote, if a lawsuit filed by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is any indication.
Shepherd Express  |  Cory Liebmann  |  09-19-2008  |  Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court Gives New Life to the Texas GOP's Effort to Pass Voter ID Billnew

Both sides of the debate have reason to tread carefully in the upcoming legislative battles. Although the Court gave Indiana -- and any state wishing to follow its lead -- the go-ahead to enact stringent voter identification laws, the Court left open the possibility of legal challenges to such measures once their actual effect on the voting public can be assessed.
The Texas Observer  |  Anthony Zurcher  |  05-21-2008  |  Politics

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