Divided Fifth Circuit Rejects Argument of Dallas, Texas White Voters of Voting Rights Violation and Racial Gerrymandering; Judge Ho Partly Dissents, Seeking to Read Voting Rights Act More Strictly

You can find the opinions in Harding v. County of Dallas at this link. Judge Ho’s partial dissent is significant in that it reads the Supreme Court’s 2018 opinion in Perez v. Abbott to add new requirements for plaintiffs seeking … Continue reading

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Must-Read: “Precinct closures harm voter turnout in Georgia, AJC analysis finds”

AJC: Amid widespread voter distrust of government oversight of elections and questions about ballot access, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a unique statistical analysis to learn how precinct closures and distance to the polls impact voting.The AJC mapped Georgia’s 7 million … Continue reading

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“Pleasant Grove voting method changed to cumulative voting, according to approved settlement”

Al.com: A federal district judge approved a proposed settlement in the voting rights lawsuit between the Alabama NAACP, Pleasant Grove residents Eric Calhoun, and Jennifer Ford and the city of Pleasant Grove. The settlement changes the city’s election method to cumulative voting. … Continue reading

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Breaking: In Major Decision, 3-Judge Federal District Court Unanimously Rejects Motion to Put Texas Back Under Federal Supervision over Voting, Despite Continuing Concerns About Texas’s Intentional Racial Discrimination

A three-judge federal district court, which earlier had found that Texas engaged in intentional racial discrimination against African-Americans and Latinos in passing its 2011 redistricting plan has refused to put Texas back under federal supervision for voting. Before the Supreme … Continue reading

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“Arkansas GOP moves to keep progressive measures off the ballot—but not conservative ones”

Daily Kos: Angry that voters passed a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage in 2018, Arkansas Republicans are using their legislative majorities to put a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot that would make it vastly harder for progressives—but not conservatives—to ever … Continue reading

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