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.
The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.
It’s complicated … especially for voters.
According to Pennsylvania’s attorneys, we all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class.
Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.
In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.
Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge’s approval.
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.
Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.
A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.