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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had promised lawmakers that the document sharing would be seamless. When Brownback was asked Aug. 5 about the problem, he acknowledged an interest in the voting booth being "open for people" but said, according
Time was North Carolina was considered the most progressive state in the South. Its politicians Democrats and Republicans were mostly sensible, and its public schools were top-notch. Its highly regarded Research Triangle was envisioned as a hotbed
We've been here before, and if slavery didn't kill us, if the oppression of women didn't kill us, surely no weak legislator with 86 votes gonna kill us...instead of defeating us, they've made us defiant." In 2012 Republicans took over both houses of
The state of North Carolina has joined dozens of others that require voters to present identification to cast a ballot, the governor's office announced. The new law, which takes effect in 2016, will "help insure the integrity of the North Carolina
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an "assault on voting rights." She spent most of her 45-minute talk to about 1,000 members of the American Bar
Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is scheduled to speak in Atlanta during the launch a nationwide campaign to preserve and expand voting rights. Lowery and others are scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church on the
The rationale behind this reversal of the 1965 legislation was that our country has changed in the last 50 years and that Congress has been ignoring that fact. It is clear that our justices determined the VRA regulation to be no longer required.
Tell-it-like-it-is Governor Christie has been noticeably tight-lipped about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against minorities at the ballot box in the
Holder, Jr. at the White House to discuss renewed efforts in the fight against voter discrimination. As Mayor of Atlanta, a city which played an essential role in the Civil Rights Movement, I believe today's conversation and the actions of the Obama
A lawsuit that is forcing Escondido to switch to city council elections by district, rather than at-large voting, is part of a wave of similar litigation spreading across California and at least five other San Diego County cities could be vulnerable.