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It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Artur Davis

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

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Voting in Florida

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.

A polling station in Florida

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

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

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

One of the nation’s leading advocates for voting rights, fair elections, and amending corporate cash out of politics wants to shake up the House.

April 20, 2015

The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

March 25, 2015

One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.

March 23, 2015

The right to vote is under the greatest threat since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

March 5, 2015

Pushing this country forward takes more than a sympathetic president.

January 8, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”

December 22, 2014

DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.

September 25, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014