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Jul 25 2013
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Nov 04 2021
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging that Texas’ controversial voting law violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Specifically, the Justice Department took issue with provisions that purportedly “deny eligible voters meaningful assistance in the voting booth and require rejection of mail ballot materials for immaterial errors or omissionsReuters Fox News (Online News) NBC News (Online)
Jul 01 2021
The Supreme Court said Thursday that Arizona laws banning ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting are legal and do not violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The vote was 6-3 along ideological lines; Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, saying the requirements "don't exceed the 'usual burdens of voting.'" Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent, saying the Voting RightsThe Epoch Times Wall Street Journal (News) CNN (Online News)
May 27 2022
This year, state lawmakers, who spent 2021 passing laws that made it harder to vote, have focused more intently on election interference, passing nine laws that could lead to tampering with how elections are run and how results are determined.
Election interference laws do two primary things. They open the door to partisan interference in elections, or they threaten theBrennan Center for Justice
Mar 22 2022
With the 2022 regular legislative sessions starting in all but 15 states as of January 14, state lawmakers are already considering hundreds of bills aimed at voter access and the electoral process.
The efforts to restrict voting have continued into this year. As of January 14, legislators in at least 27 states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 250 bills withBrennan Center for Justice
Jul 22 2022
When it comes to voting rights, Georgia’s top candidates align along party lines, with Democrats promoting ways to make it easier to cast a ballot and Republicans standing behind new state laws that tightened election rules.Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sep 15 2022
After a spate of mass shootings, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was one of 15 Republicans who voted in June for a gun bill that provides money for states that have or want to enact red-flag laws to temporarily remove firearms from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. States that do not have red-flag laws can use their funding for other programs, such as mental health and drugFactCheck.org
Sep 23 2022
Voting began on Friday in four Ukrainian regions mostly held by Russian forces, the start of a plan by President Vladimir Putin annex a big chunk of Ukraine in what the West says is violation of international law that significantly escalates the war.
After nearly seven months of war that has killed tens of thousands and left some eastern cities of Ukraine wastelands, Putin signalled heReuters
Jun 26 2022
Among the language minority groups protected under the Voting Rights Act, you won't find voters like Shaima Mohammed.
In 1975, Congress expanded that landmark civil rights law to try to get rid of barriers preventing "citizens of language minorities" from voting. And for close to half a century, Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act has required certain states and local governments toNPR (Online News)
Jan 12 2022
President Joe Biden and Democrats are fighting to push new voting laws while condemning Republicans' efforts to do the same. Are their concerns warranted or exaggerated?
In 2021, there were 285 new election laws passed across 42 states. In Georgia, new rules prevent government entities from mailing unsolicited absentee ballots and tighten how ballot drop-boxes are used. In Texas, votersNational Review CNN (Online News) Newsweek