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After initial hysteria, back-pedaling over NC voter fraud claims   |   April 11, 2014
Last week, top staff of the N.C. State Board of Elections made a presentation to legislators about the state of voter registration in North Carolina. Out of the board's 58-...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Public concern grows over money-drenched courts   |   November 1, 2013
Independent spending on state supreme court races by special interest groups in the 2011-2012 election cycle, a record high: $15.4 million Percent by which that amount exceeded...

 

Why long lines are a voting rights issue   |   November 5, 2012
In 2008, when reports surfaced of voters waiting in line for two, three, and, in one remarkable case in Georgia, 12 hours to vote, at Facing South we wrote about why this is a...

 

Everything you've ever wanted to know about voter ID laws   |   July 24, 2012
By Suevon Lee, ProPublica Voter IDs laws have become a political flashpoint in what's gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws -- which 30 states...

 

Tennessee program to provide photo IDs missing most voters who need it   |   July 12, 2012
In 2011, as part of a nationwide push for new restrictions on voting, Tennessee enacted one of the most stringent voter photo ID requirements in the country. In response to...

 

Florida groups relaunch voter registration drives, but state digs in on voter purge   |   June 7, 2012
Florida's ever-escalating voting wars (see here and here) have seen two big developments recently. First: Last week, a judge blocked most of Florida's aggressive new...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #5: The New War on Voting   |   December 21, 2011
It was one of the biggest disconnects in politics this year: After campaigning for months on the need for jobs and boosting the economy, lawmakers across the South and country...

 

Justice for Sale: Record spending floods into judicial campaigns   |   October 27, 2011
How much money does it cost to buy a judge? More than ever, according to a new report which finds that spending on state high court elections skyrocketed in 2009-2010, especially...