Proponents of a restrictive approach to democracy have had enormous and unlikely success using the First Amendment to target campaign finance laws. Now, they may be set to wield it against a major voting reform.
One of the country’s top advocates for restrictive voting polices wants states to focus on making voter registration harder rather than an on passing more voter ID laws.
New Hampshire Republicans are advancing a new bill to restrict voting by college students — the latest move in their years-long war on the voting rights of a key Democratic constituency in the state. New legislation would require that voters be legal residents of New Hampshire, rather than merely “domiciled” there, as current law requires. That may not sound like a big deal. But new residents must … Continue reading New Hampshire GOP targets student voting yet again
Alabama’s secretary of state is trying to quash an effort to encourage Democrats to turn out for the upcoming special election for the U.S. Senate.
Late Update: And he’s succeeded (see bottom).
Is the secretive corporate lobby group that helped pass a wave of voter ID laws earlier in the decade getting back into the voter suppression game?
Voting rights groups are warning of an effort by a conservative law firm to launch a “wide-scale voter purge” — the latest step in a growing battle over state voter rolls.
It’s a favorite talking point of vote suppressors, and it’s hard to dispute: Illegitimate ballots undermine the integrity of elections and disenfranchise legitimate voters.