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Voter ID laws
Voter ID laws news and analysis from The Nation
May 22, 2017
North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
May 15, 2017
The Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate the Country’s Worst Voter-Suppression Law
The federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s restrictions targeted black voters “with almost surgical precision.”
May 11, 2017
Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression
It will be led by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, who have a very long history of making it harder to vote.
May 9, 2017
Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)
A new study shows how voter-ID laws decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters.
May 5, 2017
Georgia Can’t Block New Voters From Registering in the Ossoff-Handel Runoff
In a big win for voting rights, a federal court overturns the state’s 90-day registration deadline
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April 13, 2017
Iowa’s New Voter-ID Law Would Have Disenfranchised My Grandmother
260,000 eligible voters could be blocked from the polls by the new law.
April 11, 2017
A Big Win for Voting Rights in Texas and a Big Loss for Trump
Rebuking Jeff Sessions, a federal court rules that Texas’s voter-ID law intentionally discriminated against minority voters.
March 17, 2017
In E-mails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts
Gorsuch’s ties to Hans von Spakovksy suggest a hostility to voting rights.
March 10, 2017
The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat
Donald Trump’s presidency is just one element of our disintegrating democracy.
February 27, 2017
Trump’s Justice Department Is No Longer Opposing Texas’s Discriminatory Voter-ID Law
Jeff Sessions reverses the Obama administration’s position in a crucial voting-rights case.