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Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

The fierce battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law goes to trial on Monday in a state courtroom in Harrisburg. continue reading »

Voter ID Advanced in Virginia by Republicans

Virginia Republicans are moving forward with plans to tighten voter ID laws for the second time in two years. continue reading »

Over 20 Latino Organizations Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Voting Rights of Underrepresented Voters

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund has signed on to an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. continue reading »

REPORT:  Voting ID Laws Could Negative Impact One Million Latino Voters in 2012 and Beyond

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released a new policy paper that assessed the potential impact of voting laws on the Latino electorate. continue reading »

UPDATED: Pennsylvania Court Hands Down Partial Victory Over Voter ID

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously rejected a lower court judge’s decision allowing that state’s voter ID law to move forward. The high court ordered the trial judge to reexamine the case to ensure “liberal continue reading »

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Not Likely to Apply for November Election

Wisconsinites this November won’t likely need to show photo identification at the polls. That’s because the state Supreme Court says it won’t immediately consider whether to reinstate a voter ID law blocked in a lower court. continue reading »

Segregating American Citizenship- Latino Voter Disenfranchisement in 2012

The Latino community is a large and integral part of American democracy, comprising more than 10% of the nation’s eligible voters and approximately 8% of its registered voters. Within specific states, those continue reading »

Sarah Silverman Tackles Voter ID Laws with PSA (Explicit)

Comedian Sarah Silverman has made a new PSA regarding the 2012 election and the Voter ID laws going into effect in certain states. continue reading »

Pennsylvania Voter ID Sponsor:  Only “Lazy” People Would Lose Chance to Vote

The sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law says only “lazy” people would be disenfranchised this November by requirements to show photo identification at the polls. continue reading »

Decision Upholding Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Relied On 1869 Case Warning Of Rogues, & Strumpets

As the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review the constitutionality of the state’s photo ID law, a University of Pittsburgh law professor flagged the flimsy and offensive precedent upon which the lower court relied when it upheld the law. In rejecting the plaintiffs’ argument that the law violates the state Constitution’s guarantee of “free and equal elections,” the court cited the 1869 case of Patterson v. Barlow, continue reading »

LATINO VOTE: Pennsylvania Judge Refuses to Halt Voter ID Law

A Pennsylvania judge has refused to block the state’s furiously debated voter identification law, smoothing the way for its use during the November election. continue reading »

PEW Stateline:  More Voter ID Laws Enacted in South

The Republican governors of Virginia and Mississippi are the latest to sign legislation making sure voters show proper identification before they cast their ballots, a trend that has the Obama re-election campaign ramping up its efforts to make sure voters know of the new requirements. continue reading »

POLL:  56% Oppose Govt Blocking Texas Voter ID Law to Benefit Latino Voters

The Obama administration has blocked Texas’ new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying it would suppress Hispanic voter turnout, and the United Nations is now investigating the fairness of such laws in Texas and other states. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Obama Blocks Controversial Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Unfair to Latinos

The Obama administration has just blocked Texas proposed voter ID law that would require government issue photo identification to vote. The Department of Justice (DOJ) cited the demographic make up of the Latino voting base as reason for the block, saying the law would have an unfair impact on the Hispanic voter. continue reading »

Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Have Voter ID Law Implemented

Monday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed suit against the U.S. Dept. of Justice to seek a federal court’s approval to implement the Texas voter identification law. continue reading »

Minority Residents in North Carolina Victorious, Courts Reject Voter ID Law

A District of Columbia federal court rejected a challenge in North Carolina to a key part of the Voting Rights Act that helps ensure minorities' right to vote. continue reading »

POLL:  Majority of Voters Support Requiring Photo ID for Voting, Don’t See as Discriminatory

Attorney General Eric Holder signaled last week that the Justice Department will be closely examining new state laws that require showing a photo ID before voting continue reading »

Rhode Island Democrats Approve Voter ID, Angering the National Party

Should voters be required to show photo identification at the polls? For years, the question has amounted to a demarcation line between Republicans and Democrats. continue reading »

Rhode Island Embraces Voter ID

The Rhode Island Tea Party is praising the Democratic-led General Assembly and Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, for requiring voters in future elections to show identification at the polls. continue reading »

Voter ID Update: WI and TN disenfranchise voters, TX and MO close at their heels

Though the perception is that photo ID battles are slackening a bit, this week’s news proves that overall voter suppression efforts are not. continue reading »