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Brentin Mock

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Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock covers national politics for Colorlines. He previously served as lead reporter for Voting Rights Watch 2012, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. 

Brentin is also a contributor for Demos’ blog PolicyShop, where he covers voting rights and civil rights; and also a blogger for Grist.org, where he writes about environmental justice. You can read some of his other work at Next American City, Facing South, The Root, In These Times, American Prospect and The Washington Post.

Articles

News and Features

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

Republican Governor Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Blogs

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time. 
Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation's politics and economy...
Forty-six people in Miami-Dade County have had their votes challenged.
A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as...
For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before...
DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.
The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state...
Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to...