Tracking the court cases and legislation related to voting rights, voter purges, voter ID, and gerrymandering.
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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place
The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.
Trump 2020 budget: Which department budgets would be cut
The Trump administration released its 2020 budget request on Monday, proposing major cuts to federal government spending. While the cuts are unlikely to become reality — Congress has rejected many of Trump’s previous requests — the budget is an important signal of the administration’s priorities…
House Republicans Warn That Bill Combating Big Money in Politics “Resembles Russian Government Policy”
Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform denounced a major new initiative by Democrats to clean up elections and expand voter participation as a power grab that will corrupt the political process and infringe on the rights of free speech and association.
More than 1 million Floridians with felony convictions get back their right to vote today
A new state law takes effect in Florida Tuesday that is expected to restore voting rights to more than a million people with felony convictions -- despite questions from state officials about its implementation.
Supporters of the law say there's nothing ambiguous about Amendment 4, which w…
Federal judges order Ohio to allow purged voters back in
Federal judges on Wednesday ordered Ohio to allow voters who had been purged for not voting over a six-year period to participate in this year's election.
A divided 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel granted an emergency motion sought by voting-rights groups. The ruling overturned i…
Midterms 2018: Cybersecurity and Russian hacking remain a major concern
An investigation into the US election system reveals frightening vulnerabilities at almost every level.
One evening last May in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the night of the local primary election, Dave Ball, the assistant IT director for Knox County, settled into the Naugahyde chair of …
Here are the voting obstacles Americans are facing for the 2018 midterm elections
From reports of voter suppression tactics and voter fraud to problems with strict ID laws and early voting, Americans in states like TX, NC, KS, FL and others must navigate numerous general election issues.
Editors note: A great review of all the current issues regarding voter suppressio…
GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census Should Be a National Scandal
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
The census is usually a dull affair. But thanks to the Trump administration, it’s now a slow-boiling controversy that might take down Commerce…
Too poor to vote: how Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting
In Alabama, money keeps thousands of people away from the ballot box – and the state’s felon disenfranchisement policies are probably unconstitutional
Randi Lynn Williams assumes she will never be able to afford to vote again.
The 38-year-old resident of Dothan, Alabama, lost her…
Texas Purges Thousands Of Voters To Help Ted Cruz Win Re-Election - The Ring of Fire Network
New reports show that several thousand newly-registered voters in the state of Texas have been illegally purged from the state’s voting rolls, a move that will certainly benefit struggling incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. The state has seen a surge in new voter registrations, and that is never a good…
DOJ demands Facebook info from 'anti-administration activists'
Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN.
The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are des…
D.C. Makes It A Crime To Wear Masks. So Why Was A Group Of White Nationalists Able To?
More than 100 members of the Patriot Front hate group marched through D.C. on Feb. 8, almost all of them wearing white face masks. …
Jim Jordan: Key Trump ally was 'crying and begging' student wrestler to deny abuse cover-up, hearing told
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