“Register Minority Voters in Georgia, Go to Jail”

Spencer Woodman reports for TNR.  It includes this: Last month, Brian Kemp told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his elections director, Linda Ford, was resigning at his request because of a “technical error” that caused nearly 8,000 voters to be improperly … Continue reading

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“Kris Kobach asks U.S. Supreme Court to restore his proof-of-citizenship law”

Wichita Eagle: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision and restore a state law he wrote requiring proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote. Kobach wants the Supreme Court to … Continue reading

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“Voting Rights Advocates Settle Voter Registration Suit”

Press release: “Today, voting rights advocates announced a settlement with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) that will ensure that hundreds of thousands of eligible Massachusetts citizens are provided opportunities to register to vote in compliance with the National … Continue reading

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“Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Partially Upholds Challenge to Louisiana’s Administration of National Voter Registration Act”

Press release: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Scott, et al. v. Schedler, et al., issued a ruling partially upholding a district court’s ruling after trial that Louisiana violated the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by failing to properly provide voter … Continue reading

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“Arkansas Neglecting Low-Income Voters, in Violation of Federal Law”

Press release: ” Citing evidence that low-income Arkansas residents have unlawfully been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from the voting rights groups Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP, Project Vote, and the law … Continue reading

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10th Circuit May (or May Not) Side with States Over Federal Government in Voting Dispute Because the EAC Has No Commissioners [Updated]

According to an early AP report. This would not be a surprising result and would save the 10th Circuit from having to deal with the difficult constitutional question of where Congress’s power to set the “manner” of Congressional elections ends … Continue reading

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Big News from Federal Court: Republican States May Soon Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voting in Federal Elections

Today a federal court decided Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission.The upshot of this opinion, if it stands on appeal, is that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship … Continue reading

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