voter suppression Archive
October 9, 2016
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Leroy Switlick, a 67-year-old visually impaired man who has voted in every election for the last 40 years may not get to vote this year, because he lives in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker passed a voter-suppression law that requires people like Switkick, who’ve never traveled and never held a driver’s license, to show photo ID (like a passport or driver’s license) to …
September 29, 2016
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Correlation is not causation, and the data-set is awfully small (39 incidents), but computational epidemiologist Maimuna Majumder is working with what’s available, because the federal government won’t fund research into gun fatalities, and does not require states to gather data on police use of force.
Majumder says that multivariate linear regression showed that a black person’s likelihood of being shot by the …
August 21, 2016
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The Brennan Center has rounded up a rogues’ gallery of candid, on-the-record admissions from Republican politicians, officials, and operators about the true nature of the unconstitutional voter restriction laws that were cookie-cuttered across the Tea Party state governments: they don’t fight voter fraud (because that’s not a thing), but they do disenfranchise traditional democratic voters: people of color and students.
Conservative Leader …
July 29, 2016
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The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated parts of North Carolina’s voter suppression laws, ruling that the requirement to show photo ID was enacted “with racially discriminatory intent.”
The requirement to spend money on state ID cards was a form of poll tax created by GOP operatives across many Tea Party states, the legislation all modeled on draft texts circulated by operators …