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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 standoff has been all heat and no light around a poorly designed and poorly timed voter purging scheme.
Robo-calls, residency rules and misinformation stirred confusion among young voters during the recall vote. But turnout remained high
The Republican Party of Florida believes its voting practices are “easy” to comply with. Civil rights organizations, the...
Say goodbye to Florida’s forty-eight-hour deadline rule for groups handing in voter registration applications.
The influence of scam artist James O’Keefe on pro-voter ID legislators can't be dismissed.
D’Angelo is one of millions of African-Americans across America who rightly or wrongly have had their licenses revoked or suspended...
Jurisdictions that repeatedly violated voting rights during the Jim Crow era now want to get rid of federal scrutiny. They’re...
Is the civil rights icon Representative Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?