Categories & Tags: early voting

Black voter suppression in North Carolina: statewide numbers vs. local reality   |   July 7, 2014
Hearings began today in an action by civil rights groups to block North Carolina's restrictive new voting law from being enforced in the November election while its...

 

Move to slash early voting defeated in Georgia   |   March 21, 2014
It's been a major conflict in the voting wars: Across the South and country, Republican-led states have moved to shrink the early voting period before Election Day. But this...

 

More evidence of racial discrimination in NC 'monster' election law   |   February 18, 2014
Following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder that blocked a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's Republican supermajority...

 

Jumpstarting the vote in North Carolina   |   February 7, 2014
In North Carolina, it's called the "Monster Law" -- the 56-page bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last year that ushered in some...

 

Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014   |   December 23, 2013
Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blogged in The New Yorker recently that voting rights cases will be one of the top seven legal stories of 2014. "After the Supreme Court gutted...

 

Judicial Watch joins legal fray to defend restrictive NC voting law   |   December 13, 2013
A conservative group that has previously sued states to get them to purge their voting rolls has joined in the legal fight over North Carolina's restrictive new voting law,...

 

Young voters face a heavy 'time tax'   |   November 22, 2013
The legacy of former Republican Party precinct chair Don Yelton of North Carolina is that he laid bare the agenda behind laws that restrict voter access through photo ID...

 

What the feds' voting rights lawsuit could mean for North Carolina   |   October 1, 2013
Yesterday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder formally announced his plans to sue the the state of North Carolina for passing what many civil rights advocates have called the worst...

 

Art Pope think tank pulled into lawsuit over NC voter suppression bill   |   September 11, 2013
A conservative think tank that was founded by Republican mega-donor Art Pope and that receives most of its funding from him has been pulled into a lawsuit targeting North Carolina...

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: How Art Pope helped turn back the clock on voting rights in North Carolina   |   August 29, 2013
By Sue Sturgis, with research by Marion T. Johnson When Montravias King, a senior at North Carolina's historically black Elizabeth City State University, showed up at a...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Running the numbers on NC's discriminatory voting law   |   August 15, 2013
Date North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law HB 589, the Voter Information Verification Act or VIVA, which makes sweeping changes to the state's election laws: 8/...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: North Carolina turns back the clock on voting rights   |   July 26, 2013
Date on which North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature gave final approval to House Bill 589, a broad package of election changes that critics called a "full-...

 

Restrictive NC voting bill sparks sit-in, talk of legal action by Justice Department   |   July 25, 2013
Conservatives in North Carolina said back in March that they would “slow-walk” a carefully considered voter ID bill through the legislative process to make sure it...

 

The Voting Rights Act and the future of Southern politics   |   June 27, 2013
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key piece of the Voting Rights Act this week was met with frustration and outrage by civil rights and voting advocates across the...

 

The right to (not wait to) vote   |   April 12, 2013
In the 2012 elections, Florida made headlines with reports of problems at the polls, most notably long lines that caused voters to wait six hours or more to cast a ballot. A...

 

Art Pope-backed lawmaker leads push for new voting restrictions in NC   |   April 3, 2013
Over the last week, Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have pushed a series of bills with wide-ranging implications for how people vote, including slashing early voting days...

 

VOICES: In North Carolina, a conspicuous partisan power play   |   March 29, 2013
By Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch Republicans in North Carolina are determined to do everything they can to make it more difficult for you to vote, especially if you are a...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will the Supreme Court break the heart of the Voting Rights Act?   |   February 8, 2013
Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case brought by Shelby County, Ala. challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requiring Justice Department pre-approval of...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Jim Crow goes to the polls   |   November 9, 2012
Number of states where Republican lawmakers passed new voting restrictions in the run-up to this year's election that critics said would suppress the youth, African-American...

 

2012 Early Vote: Dems ahead in Southern swing states, but not at 2008 pace   |   November 6, 2012
Heading into Election Day, more than 7.6 million voters in the three Southern swing states -- Florida, North Carolina and Virginia -- had already voted, taking advantage of early...

 

Could Florida's new voting laws really change the election?   |   November 2, 2012
Florida is the purest of swing states: According to poll-watching websites like FiveThirtyEight, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are deadlocked, separated by a...

 

Impact of voter suppression efforts less than feared   |   October 31, 2012
Voting rights advocates have successfully pushed back against a national effort to restrict Americans' ability to cast a ballot, with far fewer people disenfranchised than...

 

VOICES: New constitutional amendment needed to protect the right to vote?   |   October 11, 2012
By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media The struggle over state-sponsored legislation limiting or redefining how and when citizens can vote has generated contentious debate. Judith...

 

Advocates draw voting wars to a stalemate in key Southern states   |   July 5, 2012
The war over who gets to vote, and how -- an ever-brewing battle, escalated in recent years -- continues to rage across the South. But after a year of looking like a win for those...

 

Could Florida's war on voting change the outcome of 2012?   |   October 14, 2011
It's a well-documented story: Bolstered by new-found control or increased majorities, Republican state legislators pushed a bevy of laws that place new restrictions on voting...