Voter Suppression

The historic elections taking place this November will not just decide what candidates win or lose, or even "just" what policy directions our states and country will take. They will also be a test for democracy itself. I served as Secretary of the State in Connecticut during the 1990s, and we had...
09/28/2012
Blog
You’re going to hear “both sides do it” on this issue and that’s not true, so I thought I’d compare what voter protection lawyers and others actually do on the ground in Ohio with what True the Vote has done in past elections in Texas and Massachusetts: This is True the Vote: a new threat emerged...
09/20/2012
News/Resource
Common Cause & Demos released 'Bullies At The Ballot Box' about states that are the biggest bullies when it comes to taking away the right to vote. Read the full report: Bullies At The Ballot Box Watch at Huffington Post Live >>> 
09/13/2012
Video
The onslaught against voter rights is in full swing throughout the country. State after state has introduced or passed prohibitive laws that manipulate election results by limiting participation of those most likely to vote for the opposition. How can this be? And what can be done about it? You are...
09/12/2012
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The good folks at Demos, led by the indefatigable Liz Kennedy, released a report today about the legal underpinnings under what Demos predicts will be an epidemic of direct voter challenges at the polls themselves come November. This, alas, is neither new — challenging Hispanic...
09/10/2012
News/Resource
Protecting the freedom to vote for all eligible Americans is of fundamental importance in a democracy founded upon the consent of the governed. One of the most serious threats to the protection of that essential right is the increase in organized efforts, led by groups such as the Tea Party...
09/10/2012
Publication
Last month, in Pennsylvania, a state judge allowed Pennsylvania’s strict voter identification law even though the state has stipulated that “there have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal...
08/30/2012
Blog
NEW YORK –Voter suppression tactics have been wielded by virtually every American political party since the mid-nineteenth century to manipulate election results by limiting participation of those most likely to vote for the opposition. A new Century Foundation book, The Politics of Voter...
08/23/2012
Press Release
The Politics of Voter Suppression arrives in time to assess actual practices at the polls this fall and to reengage with debates about voter suppression tactics such as requiring specific forms of identification. Tova Andrea Wang examines the history of how U.S. election reforms have been...
08/18/2012
Publication
We want to applaud the members of the Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing tomorrow on deceptive practices and urge the members of the Committee to support the passage of the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 (S.453). The ability to cast a ballot free from...
06/26/2012
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