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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. 

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

Ballot

Looking toward 2012, ALEC is peddling “Voter ID” laws to disenfranchise voters least likely to support their right-wing candidates.

Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

Curbing Big Money

Momentum is growing to reform campaign finance and rebalance our election system.

Blogs

Another report pulls up the curtain on the Tea Party–propelled voter intimidation network. 

September 10, 2012

A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice spells out the hyper-partisan and racially charged impact of efforts to police the polls in November.

September 6, 2012

Eight of eleven states in Dixie have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election.

September 4, 2012

The court ruling clearly shows how voter ID laws disproportionately harm minority and low-income voters, who are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.

August 30, 2012

In a state already plagued by voting problems, the secretary of state is working hard to close, rather than open access to the polls.

 

 

 

August 29, 2012

Today’s federal court ruling is another black eye for Texas Republicans when it comes to voting rights.

August 28, 2012

Past is present in South Carolina, where a new voter ID law could disenfranchise 80,000 minority voters.

August 27, 2012

As the RNC adds support of voter ID legislation to its platform, the DOJ backs Virginia’s voter ID law and California lawmakers pass same-day voter registration legislation.

August 24, 2012

Changes to Florida’s voting rules target people of color, and not those who have done anything wrong. Our newest community journalists reports what’s happening on the ground.

August 22, 2012

The powerful voices are few and the number of meaningful votes are dwindling, fast. How did we get here?

August 21, 2012