Voter Fraud

Thanks to primary elections in states with new voter ID laws, we are beginning to get a better taste of just what these laws mean for ordinary voters. We have heard, for example, about how elderly African-Americans in the south have found themselves once again barred from voting -- as they were in...
04/26/2012
Blog
My brother, Andrew Goodman, was murdered by the Neshoba County Ku Klux Klan during Freedom Summer 1964 because he wanted to vote and figured all other Americans wanted that right, too. Along with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, Andy died defending democracy against the Jim Crow practices that...
03/26/2012
News/Resource
Wisconsin State Court Judge David Flanagan issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday that will prevent Wisconsin’s controversial Voter ID law from going into effect prior to the state’s April 3 presidential primary. After noting in the order that the Wisconsin State Constitution...
03/08/2012
Blog
Full Transcript: It is a pleasure to be with you – and to join so many friends, colleagues, and critical partners in welcoming some of our nation’s most dedicated and effective civil rights champions – as well as the many University of Texas law students who are here, and who...
12/14/2011
Blog
The Wausau Daily Herald reported Sunday that Ruthelle Frank, an 84 year old Wisconsin woman who has voted in every election since 1948 and served on her village board since 1996, might not be able to vote in 2012 unless she can cough up $200 to prove she really is Ruthelle Frank. The state’s...
12/07/2011
Blog
Last Tuesday, Mainers went to the polls and successfully defended Same-Day Registration in their state. Earlier this year, the Maine legislature had repealed the decades-old practice based on baseless claims of rampant voter fraud -- fraud that Charlie Webster, Chair of Maine’s Republican Party,...
11/14/2011
Blog
Maine Sec. of State Charlie Summers In 1973, Maine was the first state in the U.S. to adopt same day voter registration (SDR). Since SDR was implemented, Maine has consistently ranked among the states with the highest voter turnout. In an astounding reversal of nearly forty years of leadership in...
10/27/2011
Blog
Now South Carolina, too, wants voters to produce photo ID   Supporters contend these laws are simply meant to ensure the integrity of the voting process. If Americans must show a photo ID to board a plane or buy a beer, they can easily show one to vote. In 2008 the Supreme Court agreed,...
09/16/2011
News/Resource
A photo voter ID law signed by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is unnecessary, unfair, restrictive and intentionally discriminates against African-American and Latino voters, a coalition of civil rights groups will argue in a letter to the Justice Department on Wednesday. Groups in the...
09/13/2011
News/Resource
As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black...
09/01/2011
News/Resource
Syndicate content