With Voter ID Law On Hold, Wisconsin Republican Urges Supporters To ‘Challenge’ Voters At The Polls

Think Progress MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Less than one week after the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of Wisconsin’s voter ID law until after the midterm elections, a GOP official urged Republican activists to take matters into their own hands to prevent voter fraud. Milwaukee County’s Republican Elections Commissioner Rick Baas warned a crowd of volunteers and supporters… More With Voter ID Law On Hold, Wisconsin Republican Urges Supporters To ‘Challenge’ Voters At The Polls

10 things you need to know today: October 18, 2014

The Week President Obama appoints Ron Klain ‘Ebola czar,’ the Supreme Court rules that Texas can enforce its voter ID law, and more 1. President Obama names Ron Klain ‘Ebola czar’ President Barack Obama appointed Ron Klain the administration’s “Ebola czar” on Friday. Klain will be responsible for ensuring the government response to any threat… More 10 things you need to know today: October 18, 2014

10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

The Week Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions, Arkansas high court blocks the state’s voter ID law, and more 1. Ebola patient’s flight triggers new precautions The news that the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola had been allowed to board a commercial flight despite a low fever triggered new precautions on Wednesday. Health officials… More 10 things you need to know today: October 16, 2014

Justice Department to challenge North Carolina voter ID law

Politico The Justice Department will file suit against North Carolina on Monday, charging that the Tar Heel State’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls violates the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against African Americans, according to a person familiar with the planned litigation. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to… More Justice Department to challenge North Carolina voter ID law

Penn. state Rep.: Photo ID law only disenfranchises the ‘lazy’ 47 percent

The truth about state sponsored voter ID laws is seeping out at a steady pace… The Raw Story A Republican state representative in Pennsylvania is defending the state’s voter photo ID law by claiming that people who were too “lazy” to have identification were probably included in the 47 percent of Americans who Mitt Romney… More Penn. state Rep.: Photo ID law only disenfranchises the ‘lazy’ 47 percent

Tea Party Threatens Revenge Against Pennsylvania Justices For Not Upholding Voter ID Law

  Someone please explain this to me:  How in the hell did the Tea Party turn into an intimidation , extortion and revenge organization? They’re talking about “exacting revenge” on a group of State Supreme Court Justices who didn’t think that voter intimidation was just and decided to send the case back to the lower… More Tea Party Threatens Revenge Against Pennsylvania Justices For Not Upholding Voter ID Law

James O’Keefe Scams Voter Fraud and Voter ID Laws Into Existence

The Nation I told myself I wasn’t going to write about James O’Keefe, mostly because his sophomoric pranks are mostly for the net effect of making his pockets fat. He has his hands out, and I’m not trying to help him get paid. I no more want to discuss voting by reference of O’Keefe than… More James O’Keefe Scams Voter Fraud and Voter ID Laws Into Existence

Conservative Group With Abramoff Scandal Ties Picks Up Voter ID Issue Where ALEC Left Off

One has to wonder, why the GOP think that they will truly suppress tens of thousands of voters without a valid ID from casting their ballots on election day.  If their strategy was to make sure those tens of thousands don’t vote, activists and civil rights advocates are making an effort to help voters with the process… More Conservative Group With Abramoff Scandal Ties Picks Up Voter ID Issue Where ALEC Left Off

Voter Suppression 101

Undermining Democracy is a very serious offense against our Constitution. Yet Republicans, with the help of Right-Wing front group ALEC, have done just that on a massive scale. The following is just a small segment of a brief  the Center for American Progress compiled… Center For American Progress How Conservatives Are Conspiring to Disenfranchise Millions of… More Voter Suppression 101

Santorum To ThinkProgress: ‘The Only Reason You Don’t Have A Voter ID Is You Want To Continue To Perpetrate Fraud’

Think Progress To Rick Santorum, the more than 23 million  American voters who don’t have a government-issued photo ID aren’t potential victims of disenfranchisement. The presidential hopeful uses a different name: perpetrators of fraud. ThinkProgress spoke with the Republican presidential hopeful about voter ID laws — which require that citizens present a certain form of photo identification… More Santorum To ThinkProgress: ‘The Only Reason You Don’t Have A Voter ID Is You Want To Continue To Perpetrate Fraud’