voter identification

Testimony of Senior Fellow Lori Minnite before the House Judiciary Committee's Oversight Hearing on Voter Suppression. Minnite outlines suppressive effects of the Department of Justice initiative to prosecute fraud, in light of evidence of very little fraud in US elections.  
02/27/2008
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Since the 2000 election, a historic effort has been underway in the United States to strengthen voting systems across all 50 states and to address obstacles to broader electoral participation. At both the federal and state levels, however, efforts to advance a reform agenda have been frequently...
12/19/2007
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Barnard College political scientist and Demos Senior Fellow Lorraine C. Minnite draws on research into the scale and scope of the problem of voter fraud to examine its prevalence in states with Election Day Registration. The specter of fraud in American elections has pervaded our political and...
11/18/2007
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New York, NY — This week the Supreme Court agreed to hear Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita, a controversial lawsuit about the constitutionality of voter ID laws enacted since the disputed 2000 election. Though the debate has been defined by...
09/26/2007
Press Release
New York, NY — Economic Opportunity and a healthy democracy should be central focuses of America's political debate, according to a new policy briefing book published today by Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, a national, non-partisan public policy, research and advocacy organization....
10/24/2006
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New York, NY — Demos, a leading national public policy organization, denounced the passage of the House of Representatives bill (H.R. 4844) also known as the "Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006," which would require all voters to obtain and present government-issued photo ID by 2008, and...
09/21/2006
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New York, NY — This week marks the publication of a groundbreaking and timely new book, STEALING DEMOCRACY: The New Politics of Voter Suppression (W.W. Norton; On-Sale June 5, 2006), by Spencer Overton, George Washington Law School Professor who served on the Jimmy Carter / James Baker...
06/12/2006
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New York, NY — Today, Demos, a national election reform and voting rights organization, issued the following statement condemning the passage of new restrictive voter ID requirements in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia. Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue have already...
02/03/2006
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New York, NY — Today, Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy organization, announced the launch of the new Democracy Dispatches online. Published at www.democracydispatches.org, Democracy Dispatches is a web-based news journal offering commentary, blog-based analysis and an up-to-date...
01/30/2006
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New York, N.Y. — Today, a coalition of New York State voting rights and civics organizations announced a press conference for Thursday, June 2, to urge a legislative conference committee in Albany to reject dangerous measures that would restrict voter access to the polls. All mayoral...
05/01/2005
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