Voter ID

The most recent attack on democratic elections are the new voter ID laws, many of which are currently being enforced and require specific forms of photo IDs. One in ten eligible voters do not have an ID that meets the requirements of these voter ID laws and specific demographics have less access to these documents: 25 percent of African-Americans, 16 percent of Hispanics, 15 percent of low-income, 18 percent of Americans age 18-24, and 18 percent of Americans over age 65 lack the proper identification. These laws have hidden costs to voters, such as the charges attached to getting a copy of birth certificates, marriage licenses (for married women), and social security cards that are necessary to get a “free” government issued ID. To make matters worse, voters who lack the proper ID will have to cast a provisional ballot, which is more likely to be uncounted.

Native Americans across the country sue in attempt to protect voting rights in 2016

July 11, 2016
Suzette Brewer
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The voting rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives have been eroded or ignored since the United States Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, according to charges in numerous lawsuits brought by tribes throughout Indian country in the battle to protect Native suffrage.

Voter suppression comes in a variety of forms throughout the country, disenfranchising many

April 20, 2016
Charles Pierce for Esquire
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It is my considered opinion that, as far as the simple process of voting goes, the World's Last Great Democracy couldn't organize a two-car funeral if you spotted it the hearse. The primaries on Tuesday night were an endless carnival of blunders, cock-ups, and general mayhem. This is the first election cycle we've had since John Roberts declared the Day of Jubilee and gutted the Voting Rights Act. These two things are not coincidental. The good folks at the SEIU have done a great job aggregating the various atrocities.

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