Voter ID Law
Three states—Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—gave Trump the electoral college advantage that won him the presidency. He won Wisconsin by a mere 22,000 votes.
SCOTUS ruled that NC's voter I.D. law will be put on hold for the 2016 election. But will Black Republicans address the injustice?
During Tuesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Wisconsin's state coordinator for VoteRiders, Anita Johnson, spoke to Roland Martin about the state's restrictive voter ID law and the impact it may have in keeping voters from casting their ballots.
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court temporarily reinstated Texas’ controversial voter ID law. As a result, more than 600,000 registered voters, mostly Black and Hispanic, may be disenfranchised and denied their right to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Daniella L’eger, Wilmer Leon and Stephanie Brown James) discuss […]
On November 4, the Advancement Project, a multicultural civil rights organization, will team with pro bono legal counsel Arnold & Porter to challenge Wisconsin’s voter ID law for the first time in court since the controversial measure went into effect in 2011. RELATED: VOTING SHOULD BE SIMPLE Hearing the case will be U.S. District Judge […]
In 2007, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit in Indiana upheld the nation’s first voter ID law along party lines. At the time, Democrats and the American Civil Liberties Union argued that a voter ID law passed by a Republican-controlled legislature in Indiana would have a disparate impact on the poor and minorities due to […]
As the showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney takes shape before the November elections, the courts of battleground state Pennsylvania are battling over a controversial voter ID law. On Tuesday, the state’s highest court sent word to the lower Commonwealth Court to stop the divisive law from going ahead as planned. […]
Attorney General Eric Holder is sharply criticizing the expansion of laws that would require photo identification to vote, blasting them as “unnecessary” and arguing that proponents of the provisions are citing a voter fraud problem that “does not exist” in America. SEE ALSO: How Palin Destroyed U.S. Politics In an interview with NBC News’ Pete […]
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