WI: “Federal judge dismisses voter ID challenge but allows other parts of lawsuit to continue”

AP: Wisconsin’s requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls has survived another legal challenge after a federal judge Thursday dismissed portions of a wide-ranging lawsuit alleging the mandate burdens the right to vote. I have posted the judge’s … Continue reading

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“The public doesn’t support restrictive voter ID laws, but many new ones will be in force in 2016”

Herman Schwartz for Reuters Opinion: Defenders of photo ID laws regularly cite public opinion polls that show widespread support for their arguments. Yet these polls reveal no such support, and they prove nothing about this new restrictive legislation because the … Continue reading

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In Which I Call Kansas SOS Kris Kobach a Huckster

Bryan Lowry, Kobach’s voter prosecutions draw scrutiny to proof-of-citzenship requirement: Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship law would have done nothing to prevent the type of voter fraud Secretary of State Kris Kobach alleges three people committed in recent elections. Kobach’s office announced three prosecutions … Continue reading

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“Amid voting rights criticism, Alabama partially backs off controversial plan to close driver license offices”

WaPo: The governor of Alabama has partially reversed a decision to close more than 30 government offices that issue driver licenses and photo IDs, following weeks of criticism by civil rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers who say the action would make it harder for … Continue reading

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