Voter Suppression

The assault on the right to vote witnessed in 2011 is historic in terms of its geographic scope and intensity.   Legislation enacted in states across the country to require government-issued photo identification and/or prove citizenship to register to vote, make voter registration more...
11/14/2011
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AUGUSTA-- This week, national voting rights organizations, the ACLU and Demos, as well as the local ACLU of Maine call upon the Secretary of State to cease and desist actions that threaten and intimidate legitimate voters, particularly students singled out by the Maine Republican Party earlier this...
10/17/2011
Press Release
The undersigned voting rights organizations are writing to express our deep concern about your recent actions targeting legally registered student voters in Maine for investigatory action and sending them threatening correspondence likely to deter them from exercising their voting rights.  ...
10/17/2011
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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
Many of the elections for governor, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be close in 2010. Potentially, party control of the Senate and House hangs in the balance; gubernatorial races will also be critical, with redistricting to begin shortly after the elections. These dynamics set the...
09/16/2010
Publication
Allegations that widespread voter fraud is threatening to the integrity of American elections and American democracy itself have intensified since the disputed 2000 presidential election. The claim that elections are being stolen by illegal immigrants and unscrupulous voter registration activists...
06/07/2010
Publication
Here we go again. Through the fog of emerging reports about administrative and voting rights problems voters face this year one thing should be painfully clear: We simply must get America's voter registration house in order. Again in 2008, in spite of valiant efforts by many and many thousands of...
11/04/2008
News/Resource
Committee notified of suppressive tactics implicit in state noncompliance with NVRA Section 7. 
02/26/2008
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