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    (CNN)When activist Tammye Pettyjohn Jones knocks on voters' doors in her rural corner of Georgia this month, she'll have a new tool in hand: a portable printer.A sweeping voting law Georgia enacted this year now requires voters who do not have a driver's license or state ID to provide a copy of another form of...
    CNN’s S.E. Cupp said Thursday that President Joe Biden isn’t doing enough to address the issue of politically “neutralizing Donald Trump” before 2024. Cupp recalled how months ago Biden called out Republicans pushing new election laws and framing it as a significant test of democracy. However, she added, “in the months since, Biden and...
    CNN’s S.E. Cupp said Thursday that President Joe Biden isn’t doing enough to address the issue of politically “neutralizing Donald Trump” before 2024. Cupp recalled how months ago Biden called out Republicans pushing new election laws and framing it as a significant test of democracy. However, she added, “in the months since, Biden and...
    (CNN)Nineteen states have passed 33 news laws this year that make it harder to vote, according to an updated analysis released Monday by the liberal Brennan Center for Justice. The report, which covers legislative activity through September 27, finds that: Four states bundled together an array of new voting restrictions into single omnibus bills: Texas,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A series of new laws took effect Friday in Maryland, including environmental regulations, police reforms and new rules governing elections. Below is a breakdown of some of the law changes:Environmental LawsREAD MORE: Baltimore Area Toyota Dealers To Donate $500 To Kennedy Krieger Institute For Each Ravens TouchdownOn the environmental front, it is now...
    (CNN)Nearly a dozen states have enacted laws this year that pave the way for election subversion, and additional proposals are gaining momentum in other states, according to a new tally by a nonpartisan group that tracks election-related bills.Read more on this topic Trump and his allies barrel ahead with election lies despite Arizona review...
    Washington (CNN)A law professor told GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law is racist in a tense exchange during a Senate hearing on voting rights. Cruz had asked Franita Tolson, the vice dean for faculty and academic affairs and a law professor at the University of Southern California, if she found...
    Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that the voting bills being passed or proposed by Republicans in state legislatures all around the United States are not racist. But on Friday, a state court in North Carolina dramatically undercut this claim by knocking down a law recently passed by the GOP on the...
    A coalition of 23 state attorneys general is sending a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday threatening to sue to prevent the implementation of a Democrat-backed voting bill should it become law.  The group, led by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, says H.R. 4, named the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, is "a misguided,...
    (CNN)After the Supreme Court failed to stop Texas's new SB 8 bill last week, my social media feeds lit up with righteous indignation. The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected at around 6 weeks and effectively outsources enforcement to private citizens empowered to sue anyone "aiding and abetting" an abortion. Well-meaning strangers...
    Can't keep the electricity on. Can't keep Texas from becoming a pandemic hotspot. But curtailing voting hours? The state's Republicans are all over that one. As expected, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today signed the state's new Republican-crafted voter suppression bill into law. Abbott, who still seems to imagine himself a presidential contender and who continues...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law an overhaul of the state's election rules following months of protests by Democrats.The sweeping bill signed Tuesday by the two-term Republican governor further tightens Texas' strict voting laws. Texas joins more than a dozen states that have passed Republican-backed voting changes since the 2020...
    TYLER, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs sweeping GOP elections bill, furthering tightening state’s strict voting laws. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    San Antonio, Texas (CNN)An abortion fund that helps hundreds of women in the southernmost region of Texas each year has stopped answering its hotline after one of the strictest bans in the nation went into effect this week. "Our very existence is a risk. The fact that we exist as an organization puts us at...
    (CNN)Texas lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would impose new restrictions on voting, sending it to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott -- who said in a statement he will sign it into law.Abbott's signature would add Texas -- where Republicans are seeking to hold onto power in one of the...
    ANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans on Monday announced a ballot drive to tighten Michigan’s voting and election laws, backing a maneuver that would let GOP lawmakers enact the changes without Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature. The step, which had been signaled for months, was decried by Democrats and voting-rights advocates. The Democratic governor had vowed to veto similar...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans on Monday launched a ballot drive to tighten Michigan’s voting and election laws, backing a maneuver that would let GOP lawmakers enact the changes without Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature. The step, which had been signaled for months, was welcomed by Republicans and decried by Democrats and voting-rights advocates. The Democratic...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot. Many activists view the fight over voting rules as the civil rights issue of the era....
    People from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on Saturday morning for two rallies on the 58th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. Much of the conversation at the "March on for Voting Rights" and "Make Good Trouble Rally" rallies focused on what speakers described as little change...
    WASHINGTON -- A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.It's a united front that rights advocates say...
    Thousands of voting rights advocates are set to hit the streets of D.C. on Saturday for rallies and demonstrations. Several multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders will be in attendance. The biggest will be the Rev. Al Sharpton’s March On for Voting Rights, which is set to gather at McPherson Square Park...
    WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have passed legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states.The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats passed legislation Tuesday that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to pass legislation Tuesday that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. But the bill, which is part...
                      by Elizabeth Troutman  A coalition of groups filed a lawsuit against two voting laws passed in the last session, arguing that the statutes could disenfranchise thousands of voters. Mi Familia Vota, Arizona Coalition for Change, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), and Chispa Arizona...
    House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping election bill that would reestablish provisions of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down in an effort to advance voting reforms that have repeatedly stalled on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell introduced the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement...
      A large majority of voters support laws requiring photo identification, according to a new poll from an election integrity group conducted as Democrats push for sweeping elections reforms. A poll released this week from the Honest Elections Project found 81 percent of voters surveyed support requiring every voter to show a photo ID to...
    ATLANTA (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday put forward a new proposal to update the landmark Voting Rights Act, seeking against long odds to revive the civil rights-era legislation that once served as a barrier against discriminatory voting laws. The bill, introduced by Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama, seeks to restore a key provision...
    Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said Friday on MSNBC’s “All In” that Republicans are passing voting laws in state legislatures in an attempt to get her uncle reelected in 2024. Guest anchor Mehdi Hasan said, “How much does he believe he won the election, because people have convinced him to believe these mad...
    Senate Republicans have successfully blocked sweeping legislation authored by Democrats this year that would have dramatically changed campaign and voting laws nationwide in a manner the GOP believes would give the Democratic Party a significant advantage in future elections. With just months to go before the midterm campaign season begins in earnest, Democrats plan...
    THE TEXAS House speaker has signed arrest warrants for several Democrats who left the state for DC in an attempt to block changes to state voting laws. House Speaker Dade Phelan signed the warrants after the Texas Supreme Court ordered that the missing Democrats could be detained and arrested by state authorities, KSAT reported. 1Texas...
    My father, Athan G. Theoharis, passed away on July 3rd. A leading expert on the FBI, he was responsible for exposing the bureau's widespread abuses of power. He was a loyal husband, dedicated father, scholar, civil libertarian, and voting-rights advocate with an indefatigable commitment to defending democracy. He schooled his children (and anyone who would...
    A Democrat judge out of Travis County, Texas, sided Sunday with Democrat lawmakers, pejoratively called “fleebaggers,” who fled the state in protest of new election integrity laws. State District Judge Brad Urrutia granted a temporary restraining order “blocking the arrest of House Democrats who have broken quorum by leaving the state, paving the way for...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats again fail to show up to state Capitol as Republicans begin 3rd attempt at passing new voting laws. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
                      by Elizabeth Troutman  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that he joined a coalition of 16 states in filing an amicus brief urging the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to uphold the state’s recently-enacted “Election Integrity Act of 2021.” The...
    In right-wing media outlets — from Fox News and Newsmax TV to talk radio to Breitbart — it isn't hard to find MAGA Republicans furiously denying that there is anything racist about the voter suppression bills being pushed in state legislatures all over the U.S. But legal experts John C. Brittain and Dennis Aftergut, in...
    (CNN)President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law on August 6, 1965.The legislation served to protect and enforce the 14th and 15th Amendments of the Constitution. It was enacted in response to voter suppression in the 1960s by state governments, local governments and law enforcement, and prohibited states from denying...
    It will start on Aug. 7, as soon as the current session ends. Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed a proclamation establishing a second special session of the state Legislature for the purpose of voting on a list of bills, including the same...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered another special legislative session to again try passing a GOP voting bill after Democrats left the state in protest to again prevent Republicans from changing the state’s elections laws. The announcement was expected and comes as more than 50 Democrats, who left Texas...