Tag: Voter

Jan 14

DNC to take up 2020 presidential nomination rules, must reject voter suppression by caucuses

(First in a series.) On Jan. 19-20, 2018, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules and Bylaws Committee will take up the Unity and Reform Commission’s (URC) proposed recommendations for reform of the 2020 Presidential Nomination Rules. You can read the report here (PDF). The report addresses four distinct topics. Today I address the URC’s violation of its mandate and …

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Jan 12

When will Democrats start #resisting GOP voter suppression?

Remember all those pictures of smiling Iraqi citizens proudly holding up their blue, ink-stained fingers when they voted for the first time after the fall of Saddam Hussein? The Republicans – and far too many Democrats – who had supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq hoped those vivid images would appeal to the democracy-loving instincts …

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Jan 11

The Surprising Ways Voter Suppression Particularly Hurts Women

Click here for reuse options! Women face more obstacles to voting than men do. Trump got one thing right. The voting system is “rigged“—though not in the way he thinks—and it has serious consequences for women. Every election, poor folks, transgendered men and women and communities of color across genders have to jump hurdles to access …

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Jan 10

Open thread for night owls: Supreme Court could favor mass voter purges

Pema Levy and Ari Berman at Mother Jones write—The Supreme Court May Be Poised to Green-Light Mass Voter Purges: The Supreme Court may be poised to green-light a controversial Ohio program that removes infrequent voters from the state’s registration lists. During oral arguments Wednesday morning, several justices seemed more concerned with preserving the state’s ability …

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Jan 09

Republicans aim to kill voter registration law that’s a little too effective for their tastes

Republicans are aggressively mounting their next attack on voting rights by trying to dismantle the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, otherwise known as the “motor voter” law, which required states to let people register to vote at public agencies like the Department of Motor Vehicles. It was wildly successful, writes Mother Jones’s Ari Burman. In …

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Jan 06

Voting Rights Roundup: Trump dissolves bogus voter fraud commission, but dangers remain

Leading Off ● Voter Suppression Commission: In an unexpected development, Donald Trump officially dissolved his bogus “Election Integrity Commission” this week. Predicated upon Trump’s lie that there were millions of illegal voters who cost him a popular vote victory in 2016, this commission was formed as a blatant partisan witch hunt designed to concoct support …

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Jan 05

Voter fraud is a fraud

On Wednesday with little fanfare President Donald Trump ended his ‘Voter Fraud Commission’ that he started less than eight months ago. The full name of the panel was “The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity”—it only met twice thankfully with little effect. NationofChange was denied entry to the commissions discussions even though we were initially …

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Dec 26

Wanna tick off a Trump voter? Wish them ‘Happy Holidays!’

Supporters of Donald Trump proved themselves to be a tad surly during his 2016 campaign rallies and, guess what? The spirit of Christmas doesn’t do anything to soften their hard edges. If anything, it makes them especially Grinchy, according to a PPP survey. PPP’s annual holidays poll finds that it’s really only Trump voters who get offended …

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Dec 21

Trump’s voter suppression group hasn’t met in months. Its Democratic members wonder what’s going on.

Campaign Action The NBC News headline is “Trump’s voter fraud panel has gone dark. Members don’t know why.” But it seems more accurate to say “Democratic members of Trump’s voter suppression panel are being kept in the dark.” “I have not heard anything since the New Hampshire meeting,” the state’s secretary of state, Bill Gardner, told NBC News, …

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Dec 16

Donald Trump explains how he was a victim of voter suppression

Donald Trump was speaking to Marine Helicopter Squadron One, but for some reason (narcissism) he couldn’t resist throwing in some talk about his 2016 Electoral College win. That popular vote-defying win has grown even more epic in the retelling, because now Trump says he had to triumph over voter suppression. Remember they used to say, “There is …

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