Voter ID Laws

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ICYMI: NAACP LDF Asks Texas to Accommodate Voters Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

“The Texas code already recognizes that a natural disaster is an extenuating circumstance necessitating accommodations.”

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ICYMI: Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law as Discriminatory, Again

“It imposes burdens disproportionately on Blacks and Latinos.”

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Judge Rules—Again—That Texas Voter ID Law is Intentionally Discriminatory

The legislators who created SB 14 wanted to keep Black and Latinx voters away from the polls.

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DOJ Reverses Course on Texas Voter ID Law Challenge

“This signals to voters that they will not be protected under this administration.”

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New Video Says Strict Voter ID Laws Are 'The New Jim Crow'

Media Matters for America breaks down how strict voter ID laws lock Black and Latinx people out of the electoral process.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down the Link Between Voter ID Laws and Structural Racism

“Voter impersonation is rarer than being struck by lightning.”

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Supreme Court Says No to North Carolina's Racist Voting Law

An appeals court ruled last month that the law “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

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Trevor Noah Agrees With Trump, Says Election is Rigged

The Daily Show Host: “I know that this systemic level of election rigging must have come as a shock to Americans. Because had Americans known, surely the world’s greatest democracy would have done something about it by now.”

Court: North Carolina Voter ID Laws Targeted Blacks With 'Almost Surgical Precision'

The appeals court decision repeals provisions put in place under the guise of reducing voter fraud.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

The ACLU argued that the law prevents poor people of color from voting.

Judge Upholds North Carolina Voter ID Laws

Critics say the provisions will keep people of color away from the polls.

Kansas Officials Call Error-Ridden Spanish-Language Voting Guides 'An Administrative Error'

The original Spanish-language guides contained an incorrect voter registration deadline and did not tell voters that they can use a passport as acceptable photo ID

Are You Voting Today?

It’s Super Tuesday, and that means 12 states and one U.S. territory are holding primaries and caucuses today. Is it time for you to head to the polls?

WATCH: This Video Exposes the Harm and Hypocrisy of Voter ID Laws

John Oliver hilariously dismantles the case for enacting restrictive voter identification laws.

STUDY: Voter ID Laws Are Fantastic at Keeping People of Color Away From the Polls

“Voter ID laws skew democracy in favor of Whites and those on the political right.”

Trial Begins for North Carolina's Allegedly Discriminatory Voter ID Law

The plaintiffs argue that it was intentionally created to cheat people of color out of their right to vote.

Federal Appeals Court Weakens Texas' Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Court says the law discriminates against people of color and the poor but stops short of saying the state did it on purpose.

Rethinking Racial Justice Law a Year After the Gutting of the Voting Rights Act

One year after the Supreme Court found Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, a group of lawyers are learning new ways to protect people of color.

North Carolina Clergy Jailed While Praying for '21st Century George Wallace' Governor

Seventeen arrests were made at a North Carolina protest.

North Carolina Students Protest Harsh Voter ID Bill

North Carolina’s Republican-dominated legislature passed the Voter Information Verification Act through its House chamber Wednesday. If the bill passes the Senate, it would only need the governor’s signature to make it mandatory for voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. The governor, Pat McCroy (R), has indicated he intends to sign it into law.