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North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression.
Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents.
Comcast Corp. has pulled out of the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council that critics say is a “corporate bill mill” for state lawmakers by drafting model legislation, such as those for stand-your-ground and voter-ID laws.
Iowa’s new voter identification law violates the state constitution and will make it harder for some people to cast a ballot, plaintiffs alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights.
What makes the exercise especially insufferable is that the country could use a nonpartisan commission of experts to protect the next U.S. election from interference from hackers and foreign intelligence agencies.
Opponents of strict voter ID laws won a closely watched, but perhaps temporary, victory Monday, as the Supreme Court declined to revive a 4-year-old North Carolina measure.
State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.
Dealing Texas another rebuke over voting rights, a judge Monday again ruled that Republican lawmakers purposefully designed a strict voter ID law to disadvantage minorities and effectively dampen their growing electoral power.
A long-running lawsuit over Texas’ contentious voter ID law will move forward in federal court, even as the Republican-controlled Legislature considers how best to modify it.
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law. The justices said Monday they will not review a lower court ruling that held the law was discriminatory. That court ordered changes in the law before the November election.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has agreed to weaken its voter ID law as federal courts across the U.S. block states from using Republican-imposed election restrictions in November. The agreement between the state and voting rights advocates Wednesday comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law passed in 2011 discriminates against minorities and the poor.
A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s voter identification law after it was challenged by a group of American Indians.
A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and has ordered changes before the November election.