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.
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 Department of Justice and a federal judge all argue otherwise.
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 due to interactions with the law.
Is the civil rights icon Representative Jim Clyburn throwing in the towel in the battle over photo voter ID laws?
The intersection between what Congressional Democrats and state Republicans are attempting around voting shows a tragic collision in which democracy, citizens of color and many living in poverty will be the casualties.
There may be some disagreement on the numbers, but we should agree on one thing: while voter registration numbers may not be as bad as reported, that doesn’t mean it’s time to rejoice.