Topic: Voting Rights
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
In an address to European youth, Obama praised efforts at international order and denounced those who did not believe in the ability of ordinary people to govern their own affairs. The video was been tampered with in order to make it look like he said the opposite.
Ginsburg said: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is
the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that
likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right
to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." She was joined in dissent by Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
Kelly later admited this statement is false. The new law allows a universal mail-in system for active, registered voters. Ballots are mailed to voters, not printed out. Members of the military and voters who live overseas continue to be able to vote online.
Many hotly contested Texas races produced many false claims on both sides of the isle. Check out if your candidate is telling the truth.
PolitiFact makes it easy to look up politicians or pundits by name, and view whether they have told the truth or fabricated lies.
Voter fraud has existed in every election in history, and many forms of voter fraud prevention are now in place. Voter fraud includes deliberately gerrymandering
districts to favor a particular party and passing laws to limit groups of people from having their constitutional right to vote.
The point of gerrymandering is to give your opponents a small number of safe seats, while drawing yourself a larger number of seats that are not quite as safe. This practice of denying true representation is at least partly to blame for the lopsided Republican representation in the House.
An overwhelming number of people still oppose same-sex marriage in
Alabama, but polling data suggests measurable movement on this issue. Recent polls show about 71 percent of likely voters oppose same-sex marriage today.
Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton
are mounting a nationwide legal battle seeking to single out voting laws in Texas
Carolina, New Jersey
, Ohio and Wisconsin
participation, especially among minorities, the poor and younger voters,
who disproportionately cast their ballots for Democrats.
Rick Perry, the state’s governor into 2015, signed a law that a federal court said was actually written with the purpose of discriminating against minority voters.
Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham is furious about Fox News' rules for the first GOP primary debate
. Graham said Fox's poll-driven process is "destroying" the opportunity for all
of the scrappy, underfunded candidates to win over voters in the small,
early primary states.
Ninety year-old ex-speaker of the US House, Jim Wright, no longer drives, and his faculty ID card from TCU, where he teaches, so he doesn't meet requirements to vote without a special affidavit. Even Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Wendy Davis had to get an affidavit in order to vote under the new laws.
Alabama's only Democratic member of Congress is requesting the Justice
Department investigate the state's decision to close 31 driver's license
offices in poor, rural, mostly-African American communities. Since they started requiring a drivers license to vote the move could curtail the voting rights. (Note: Gerrymandering and voter suppression is UN-Christian!)
Some states do have same-day voter registration, but people have to provide the same level of identification as when
registering in advance. Experts told us there is no additional risk of
non-citizens casting ballots in states with same-day voter registration,
nor is there any evidence that this occurs.