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North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

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.

Texas voter ID law again thrown out by judge

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.

Election commission ignores real threat

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.

Judge again finds discrimination in Texas’ voter ID law

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.

AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

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.

Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

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.

Texas agrees to weaken voter ID law

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.