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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

Yesterday’s DOJ ruling was not a surprise to Texas. They sued the federal government last year in anticipation of it. Nonetheless,...
A glance at other legislation pushed by the bill’s sponsor this session reveals a flock of efforts to curtail rights of minorities:...
One researcher found 220,000 people in the state don’t have the ID now necessary to vote. A judge has blocked the law pending a full...
Two states in the Super Tuesday primaries—Georgia and Tennessee—are part of a wave of states that created troubling voting laws...
The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to...