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Voter suppression news and analysis from The Nation
November 7, 2014
Voter Suppression: The Midterm Election Story that Doesn’t Fit the Media Narrative
In mainstream media it’s considered downright impolitic to link voter restrictions to election results.
November 6, 2014
Did Voting Restrictions Determine the Outcomes of Key Midterm Races?
The number of voters impacted by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races in North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia and Florida.
October 30, 2014
New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election
Voter suppression efforts in key swing states could determine who controls the Senate and other crucial races.
October 10, 2014
Voter Suppression Backfires in Texas and Wisconsin
Two of the country’s strictest voter ID laws are blocked by the courts.
October 10, 2014
Democracy Over Disenfranchisement: High Court Blocks Voter ID in Wisconsin
In an emergency ruling, the Supreme Court puts "the rule of law ahead of the Scott Walker’s political gamesmanship.”
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April 29, 2014
Federal Court Strikes Down Discriminatory Wisconsin Voter ID Law
The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters.
January 17, 2014
Pennsylvania Ruling Shows the Problem With Voter ID Laws
A judge in Pennsylvania makes a damning case against the state’s restrictive voter ID law.
December 4, 2013
Ohio GOP Resurrects Voter Suppression Efforts
The Ohio legislature is once again passing new restrictions to make it harder to vote.
November 7, 2013
Black Voters, Not the ‘Gender Gap,’ Won Virginia for McAuliffe
Women of color
the “gender gap.”
August 28, 2013
On the Anniversary of the March on Washington, a New Fight for Voting Rights
The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.