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Some Native Americans have issues voting in ND

Some Native Americans in North Dakota had issues Tuesday complying with the state’s voter identification requirements, but advocacy groups and state officials said they weren’t immediately aware of any widespread problems.

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11/12/2018

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11/11/2018

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11/9/2018

article Few Native American voters had ID issues in North Dakota
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11/7/2018

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11/6/2018

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11/5/2018

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article ​‘Standing Rock will vote’
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11/4/2018

article Questions remain over new Native American voting IDs in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- After weeks of controversy over whether IDs Native American tribes have rushed to print will be accepted under North Dakota’s new voter ID law,...
article Advocacy group wants North Dakota to allow simpler IDs for Native Americans at polls
(North Dakota) -- A voting rights group in North Dakota is asking state officials to let Native Americans use a form printed with tribal letterhead and a standard piece...
article Mark Ruffalo: “This is another moment to stand for Standing Rock”
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11/3/2018

article 'Someone threw my file out': County officials on Standing Rock Reservation lose legal description of voting precincts
(North Dakota) -- A Native voting rights group is raising questions about a lack of documentation to support voting precincts in Sioux County, home to the Standing Rock...
article Six Native voters who joined lawsuit will be allowed to vote under judge's order
(North Dakota) -- Six Native American voters who challenged North Dakota’s voter identification law will be allowed to vote on Tuesday under an order signed Friday...
article CU Boulder American Indian Law Clinic wants North Dakota's reservation voters to be heard
(North Dakota) -- A group of about 20 law students and Boulder area residents are being led to North Dakota over the next several days by the University of Colorado...
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(North Dakota) -- Looking ahead to next week’s critical U.S. elections, American Indians say a recent U.S. Supreme Court move threatens to keep tribal members from...
article Native American Tribes Push Back Against Voter Suppression
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11/2/2018

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article Judge Denies North Dakota Tribe’s Request To Block Voter ID Law
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(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota and tribal governments say they are working to make sure all eligible citizens can vote.
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(North Dakota) -- OJ Semans has been driving nearly a thousand miles through North Dakota Indian Country to mobilize voters and troubleshoot voting hurdles in the final...
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(North Dakota) -- Two members of the Three Affiliated Tribes are challenging a requirement that tribal voters who reside off the reservation are required to return to...
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11/1/2018

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article Judge denies request over North Dakota voter ID law, says it would cause more confusion
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article Judge refuses to block voter ID law for Native Americans in North Dakota
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10/31/2018

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10/30/2018

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article In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage
(North Dakota) -- Nobody in the squat yellow house serving as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s get-out-the-vote headquarters knew its address. It was on Red Tail...

10/29/2018

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10/28/2018

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10/27/2018

article Tribes scramble to meet voter ID requirements in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Locating a house isn't easy on the isolated and impoverished Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota, and that's making it...

10/26/2018

article NoiseCat: Republicans wanted to suppress the Native American vote. It's working
(North Dakota) -- Control of the Senate in the 2018 midterms may hang on the fate of Heidi Heitkamp, the right-leaning Democrat from North Dakota. But her victory will...

10/25/2018

article After Supreme Court ruling, ND tribes work to ensure Native Americans can vote
(North Dakota) -- Lionel Dunn was the 111th person to get a free tribal ID card from the Spirit Lake Nation. The Fort Totten man checked out his new card with a smile...
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Furor over North Dakota voter ID law is an ugly, cynical get out the vote maneuver
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota’s voter ID law has suddenly become a national cause célèbre for the left. Celebrity activists like Dave Matthews and Mark Ruffalo...
article Dave Matthews, Mark Ruffalo Headline Voter ID Event
(North Dakota) -- Singer Dave Matthews and actor Mark Ruffalo are headlining a weekend event on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to encourage tribal members to vote.

10/24/2018

article Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
(North Dakota) -- Indian Reservation, a squat printer noisily churned out a new ID for Howard Eagleman, an enrolled tribal member with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It...
article Dave Matthews to Play Free Stand-N-Vote Concert in North Dakota to Urge Native American Voting
(North Dakota) -- With a recent Supreme Court decision that overwhelmingly affects Native American voters in North Dakota, many native organizations have teamed up with...
article Country Star Speaks Out for Native American Voting Rights
(North Dakota) -- Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is using his fame to call attention to something more serious than pick-up trucks and break-ups. Cyrus is speaking out...
article Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
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10/23/2018

article Montana Native Vote fears voter suppression; polling stations cite the law
(Montana) -- Members of Montana Native Vote on Tuesday said several polling stations have turned away Native American voters, raising concerns over potential voter...
article North Dakota slipping away, and with it, Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate
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article ACLU Says Voting Problems in Arizona and North Dakota May Have Biggest Impact
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article Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Are Targeting Minorities, Journalist Says
(USA) -- Since the 2010 elections, 24 states have implemented new restrictions on voting. Alabama now requires a photo ID to cast a ballot. Other states such as Ohio and...

10/21/2018

article How North Dakota's Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise Native Americans
(North Dakota) -- In North Dakota, a hotly contested U.S. Senate race could determine which party controls the chamber. But the rules that will now be in place are...

10/20/2018

article North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling
(North Dakota) -- Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life -- a community which...
article What stands in the way of Native American voters?
(North Dakota) -- Two years ago, when Chase Iron Eyes decided to run for Congress, he knew he had, as he puts it, “a snowball’s chance in hell” of...

10/19/2018

article After Heidi Heitkamp Won a Senate Seat, North Dakota Republicans Made It Harder for Native Americans to Vote
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(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is home to one of the most important Senate races of 2018, and less than three weeks before Election Day, it’s embroiled in a fierce...
article Group tries to ensure Native Americans vote in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- A Native American voting rights group says it will work to ensure that all Native Americans in North Dakota can vote in November despite a voter...
article How North Dakota is keeping Native Americans from voting in the midterms
(North Dakota) -- David M. Rubenstein Fellow Randall Akee discusses how the recent Supreme Court decision upholding North Dakota’s voter identification requirement...
article This fundraiser to make sure Native Americans can vote in North Dakota is smashing its goals
(North Dakota) -- Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case about North Dakota’s voter ID law, which experts say may make it incredibly difficult...

10/17/2018

article ALEC-backed legislators behind suppressing vote
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision to support North Dakota’s voter ID laws eliminating the use of postal addresses on identification cards was only a nail...
article Native American Voter Suppression In North Dakota Could Majorly Impact Democrats' Senate Plans
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article North Dakota refuses to tell Native Americans if they can vote with tribal ID — so the tribes are taking action
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in North Dakota are uniting to fight against efforts by the state’s Republican-controlled government to disenfranchise reservation...
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(USA) -- Native Americans say the North Dakota law was designed to keep them from the polls and violates the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Constitution and the state...
article ‘This is American history’: Maddow reveals Republicans’ ‘whole ball game’ for US Senate control
(Washington D.C.) -- MSNBC Rachel Maddow detailed how a local story involving two counties in a sparsely populated state could impact the entire history of the United...

10/16/2018

article How Native American Leaders Are Trying to Tackle Voter Suppression in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Native American voting rights advocates are scrambling to ensure that tribal nations in North Dakota are still able to vote in the mid-term elections...
article Standing Rock leaders mobilizing to get IDs in order for Election Day
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article Supreme Court Decision May Hinder Native American Vote
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(Washington D.C.) -- In November, voters will see a record number of Native American candidates on the ballot running for all areas of government; state legislatures,...
article EDITORIAL: States need to stop trying to suppress the vote
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article Shaw: Native American voting rights are at risk
(Iowa) -- The Supreme Court refused to overturn a controversial voter-ID law in North Dakota on Oct. 9. The biggest controversy: The law only permits residential street...
article How the gutting of the voting rights act led to hundreds of closed polls
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10/15/2018

article How Supreme Court Decision is Affecting Voter Rights for Native Americans Living on Reservations
(North Dakota) -- The Supreme Court decides not to overturn a law in North Dakota requiring people to show a current street address on their ID in order to vote. KVRR...
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(North Dakota) -- With a few weeks remaining until Election Day in November and in the wake of a Voter ID Law that made it increasingly difficult for Native people to...
article Native Americans Decry Supreme Court Ruling on Voter ID in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Civil rights groups are expressing outrage over a recent Supreme Court ruling that could make it harder for Native Americans in North Dakota to cast...
article North Dakota law disenfranchises voters
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article Plan aims to boost Native American voting in N.D. after Supreme Court decision
(North Dakota) -- Native American voting rights activists in North Dakota have launched an audacious plan aimed at pushing back against a Supreme Court ruling that...

10/14/2018

article GOP claims of voter fraud threat fuel worries about ballot access in November
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10/13/2018

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10/12/2018

article Native American tribe slams Supreme Court decision upholding North Dakota voter ID law
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10/11/2018

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10/2/2018

article ND officials tell tribes of election requirements
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is going ahead with requiring residents to provide a street address in order to vote on Election Day, even though some American Indian...

10/1/2018

article North Dakota Officials Tell Tribes of Election Requirements
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is going ahead with requiring residents to provide a street address in order to vote on Election Day, even though some American Indian...
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9/24/2018

article North Dakota Voter ID Rules Revived by Eighth Circuit
(North Dakota) -- The Eighth Circuit ruled Monday that North Dakota residents can only vote if they show proof of their current residential address – not a mailing...

9/12/2018

article Appeals court rejects Democrats’ challenge to Arizona’s voting laws
(Washington D.C.) -- A divided federal appeals court rejected Democratic challenges to two Arizona voting laws Wednesday, upholding a lower court that said the rules put...

9/9/2018

article DR. ANDERSON: The Republican Approach to Voter Fraud: Lie
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9/8/2018

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9/5/2018

article Justice Dept. Demands Millions of North Carolina Voter Records, Confounding Elections Officials
(North Carolina) -- Federal prosecutors have issued sweeping subpoenas demanding that millions of North Carolina voter records be turned over to immigration authorities...

9/1/2018

article Kansas court rules for grand jury investigation of Kobach
(Kansas) -- The Kansas Supreme Court says a grand jury must be convened to investigate whether Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach intentionally failed to...
article Maricopa County voting delays affected 1 in 8 precincts, up to 270,000 voters
(Arizona) -- The delayed opening of polling sites for Tuesday's primary election affected 95 precincts and up to 270,000 voters, a far larger number than the...

8/24/2018

article North Dakota Constitution change: clarification or voter suppression?
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8/23/2018

article Navajo officials urge Utah attorney general to investigate officials who took activist Willie Grayeyes off the ballot
(Utah) -- In the wake of a court ruling reinstating a tribal member’s San Juan County Commission candidacy, Navajo Nation officials are pressuring the Utah...

8/17/2018

article Court Backs Navajo Candidate, Blasts Utah County
(Utah) -- The United States District Court for Utah has issued a powerfully worded order in favor of restoring Willie Grayeyes’s right to vote in San Juan County,...

8/12/2018

article Voting Rights Advocates Used to Have an Ally in the Government. That’s Changing.
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8/11/2018

article Judge: Clerk falsified complaint against Navajo candidate
(Utah) -- A judge who ordered a Utah county to put a Navajo man back on the ballot has determined the county clerk violated state law by improperly dating the residency...

8/3/2018

article ‘The most bizarre thing I’ve ever been a part of’: Trump panel found no voter fraud, ex-member says
(Washington D.C.) -- Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the 11 members of the commission formed by President Trump to investigate supposed voter fraud,...

7/29/2018

article Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon
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7/25/2018

article New Emails Show Michigan Republicans Plotting to Gerrymander Maps
(Michigan) -- Newly disclosed emails show Michigan Republicans angling to give their party a dominant position through gerrymandered maps and celebrating the plight of...

7/3/2018

article Judge sides with Utah county in Navajo voting rights case
(Utah) -- A federal judge is declaring that Utah's San Juan County has made appropriate reforms after finding its previous political boundaries racially...

6/22/2018

article VIDEO: Utah's Navajo residents hope redistricting brings needed resources
(Utah) -- There is a heated battle in one Utah county over voting district lines and the effect on Native American representation. Last year, a federal judge ruled that...

6/19/2018

article Navajo plaintiffs accuse San Juan County of doing little to implement court-ordered redistricting that benefits American Indian voters
(Utah) -- Corri Benally says she got a ballot that included a county commission race outside of her district. Stephanie Holly says she and her husband were sorted into...

6/11/2018

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5/30/2018

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(North Dakota) -- Talks between the state of North Dakota a group of Native Americans failed to reach agreement over ways that tribal members can prove their identity in...

5/20/2018

article Commentary: Voter ID issue deserves something better than Democratic rhetoric
(North Dakota) -- Recently, incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused North Dakota lawmakers of working to suppress the votes of college students and Native American citizens

5/17/2018

article Aquinnah Officially Turns 20, But Gay Head Name Endures
(Massachusetts) -- Just over 20 years ago this week, the Island’s smallest town voted to rebrand itself. By a three-vote margin at the annual town meeting, Gay...

5/9/2018

article North Dakota agrees to settlement talks over voter ID laws
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota agreed to hold settlement negotiations with a group of American Indians who sued over expanded voter ID laws after a federal judge...

5/8/2018

article North Dakota agrees to settlement talks over voter ID laws
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota agreed to hold settlement negotiations with a group of American Indians who sued over expanded voter ID laws after a federal judge...

5/2/2018

article After Stunning Democratic Win, North Dakota Republicans Suppressed the Native American Vote
(North Dakota) -- Richard Brakebill voted in nearly every election of his adult life, a point of pride that began with his return from the Navy more than three decades...
article Federal judge won't delay ND voter ID ruling
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge won't delay part of a ruling that found problems with how North Dakota's voter identification laws affect Native Americans, despite the...
article Revamp of Arizona panel that guards against gerrymandering is one step from ballot
(Arizona) -- Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed through a proposal to revamp the commission that draws the state's political boundaries. The House...

5/1/2018

article Federal judge won't delay North Dakota voter ID ruling
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge won't delay part of a ruling that found problems with how North Dakota's voter identification laws affect Native Americans,...
article Rolly: Southern Utah county’s targeting of Navajo candidate revives shades of Jim Crow
(Utah) -- My last column tied a malicious felony prosecution of a conservation advocate and her husband to an anti-environmentalist culture in San Juan County. Another...

4/8/2018

article ‘We’ve been disenfranchised’: Republicans in San Juan County say redrawn voter districts unfairly favor Navajos
(Utah) -- In this rural redrock town where buttes form the boundaries and windmills stand like a picket fence on the horizon, the largely Republican – and...

4/2/2018

article Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America
(South Dakota) -- Indian people like other minorities in this country have been victimized by states seeking to suppress the impact of the minority vote.

3/28/2018

article Even on second look, Supreme Court seems stumped on gerrymandering issue
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan because of extreme partisan gerrymandering, and the justices’ deliberations...

3/23/2018

article Roberts: Arizona's redistricting bill a sneak attack on minority voters?
(Arizona) -- Sneak alert: The Arizona Legislature is at it again. This time, Republicans are pushing a plan aimed at reducing the influence of minority voters in Arizona...

3/19/2018

article Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians
(UK) -- An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about...

3/11/2018

article Notorious Von Spakovsky Email On Voter Fraud Commission Entered As Evidence
(Kansas) -- In order to impeach the testimony of Hans von Spakovsky, a witness called to defend Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirement, ACLU lawyer Dale Ho...

3/9/2018

article Judge Calls Out Von Spakovsky For Hypocritical Voter Fraud Definition
(Kansas) -- Before the ACLU had a chance to cross-examine Hans von Spakovsky, a witness for Kris Kobach in his voter proof-of-citizenship case, Judge Julie Robinson...

3/6/2018

article Kobach, representing himself, to face ACLU over whether thousands in Kansas can vote
(Kansas) -- A federal trial that starts Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., will determine whether thousands of potential Kansas voters can cast ballots this November when the...

3/4/2018

article Kansas voting rights trial has national implications
(Kansas) -- A conservative Republican who has supported President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal votes cost Trump the popular vote in...

1/6/2018

article Trump’s voter commission is dead, but critics worry its mission may live on
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump may have killed his panel probing allegations of widespread voter fraud, but the controversy surrounding its mission appears...

12/29/2017

article Attorney contends North Dakota voter law still unconstitutional
(North Dakota) -- Several members of an American Indian tribe in North Dakota have filed an amended lawsuit challenging the state's voter identification laws....

12/28/2017

article Members of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa file amended lawsuit over voter ID laws
(North Dakota) -- Several members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have filed an amended lawsuit challenging North Dakota's voter identification laws. Gov....

10/22/2017

article Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members...

9/29/2017

article Republicans expand redistricting strategy for 2020
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans are launching a new redistricting group with plans to fight more Democratic-drawn political maps in court, part of an expanded strategy...

9/16/2017

article Trump’s voter fraud commission proves a magnet for controversy
(Washington D.C.) -- As President Trump’s voter fraud commission prepared to convene in New Hampshire this week, it already faced questions about its seriousness...

9/14/2017

article Suit over vote-by-mail procedures in San Juan County is headed to trial
(New Mexico) -- After recent rulings by a federal judge, a lawsuit that alleges San Juan County does not provide effective language assistance and equal voting...

9/12/2017

article Over liberals’ objections, Supreme Court says Texas need not draw new districts now
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the objections of four liberal justices, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday night that Texas does not immediately have to redraw electoral...

9/10/2017

article Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel, No Stranger to Controversy, Creates Another One
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s commission on voter fraud, which has ricocheted between controversies since its creation in May, is scheduled to hold its...

9/1/2017

article Trump voter fraud panel head confirms he's a paid Breitbart columnist
(Kansas) -- Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the head of President Trump's Commission on Election Integrity, is a paid columnist at the conservative Breitbart...

8/30/2017

article Trump voting panel apologizes after judge calls failure to disclose information ‘incredible’
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Wednesday tore into President Trump’s voter commission for reneging on a promise to fully disclose public documents before...

8/15/2017

article 2 Texas Congressional Districts Are Unconstitutional, Court Rules
(Texas) -- A federal court invalidated two of Texas’ congressional districts on Tuesday, concluding that they violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act...

8/8/2017

article Justice Department reverses position to support Ohio purging inactive voters in high-profile case
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department has reversed itself in a high-profile voting case in Ohio to side with the state and allow the purging of voters from the...

8/7/2017

article Voter fraud allegations roil Montana elections officials
(Montana) -- Secretary of State Corey Stapleton's allegations of voter fraud in Montana has widened a rift with elections officers across the state, some of whom...

7/27/2017

article Kris Kobach says Trump's voter fraud panel will keep voter data secure. Some states aren't buying it
(Washington D.C.) -- After weeks of legal battles and bipartisan pushback from top election officials nationwide, President Trump’s voter fraud commission has...
article US conservatism expands to final frontier: City Hall
(Colorado) -- For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand charter schools and...
article Judge upholds $1,000 fine against Kobach for 'misleading' claims
(Kansas) -- A U.S. district judge in Kansas has upheld a $1,000 fine on Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for intentionally misleading the court during a protracted...

7/24/2017

article ALEC Is Talking About Changing the Way Senators Are Elected and Taking Away Your Vote
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Senate is an undemocratic institution. Just do the math: Progressive California Senator Kamala Harris was elected in 2016 with 7,...
article Federal judge allows Trump commission’s nationwide voter data request to go forward
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Monday allowed President Trump’s voting commission to go forward with seeking voter data from 50 states and the District,...

7/20/2017

article Judge: Utah county election maps must be redrawn again
(Utah) -- The boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the rights of American Indians who make up roughly half the...

7/19/2017

article Trump Election Commission, Already Under Fire, Holds First Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s commission investigating voter fraud held its first meeting Wednesday amid a swirl of partisan acrimony and questions about...

7/18/2017

article Trump’s voter commission hasn’t even met — and it’s already off to a rough start
(Washington D.C.) -- A commission set to convene Wednesday to advise President Trump on “election integrity” includes the publisher of “Alien Invasion...
article Trump’s voter commission is now facing at least 7 federal lawsuits
(Washington D.C.) -- The NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that President Trump's voting commission “was formed...

7/17/2017

article Stapleton's call for voting changes worries election officials
(Montana) -- Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has called for more thorough reviews of rejected ballots to identify cases of voter fraud, sparking an email feud with...
article Vice chair of Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to change federal law to add new requirements for voting, email shows
(Washington D.C.) -- The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, now the vice-chair of Donald Trump's commission on...

7/10/2017

article AP finds gerrymandering in all 3 rez states
(USA) -- Last year, the Navajo Nation won its five-year lawsuit against San Juan County, Utah, which claimed the county had egregiously gerrymandered its county...

7/4/2017

article What Is Kris Kobach Up To?
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, sent a...

7/3/2017

article Trump’s Voter Suppression Efforts Have Begun
(Washington D.C.) -- Last Wednesday, Kris Kobach, the secretary of state of Kansas and the vice chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity,...

7/1/2017

article The Trump Administration Is Planning an Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights
(Washington D.C.) -- Four things happened yesterday that pose a grave danger to voting rights. 1. The House Appropriations Committee voted to defund the Election...

6/30/2017

article Opinion: Why we should be very afraid of Trump’s vote suppression commission
(Washington D.C.) -- Most presidential commissions don’t accomplish very much — they meet a few times, do some research and produce a report, which then gets...

6/19/2017

article Justices to Hear Major Challenge to Partisan Gerrymandering
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution, potentially setting the...

5/30/2017

article THE NATION: The Supreme Court Could Make It Easier for States to Purge Voters
(Washington D.C.) --  In 2015, Larry Harmon, a 59-year-old software engineer and Navy vet, went to the polls in his hometown of Kent, Ohio, to vote on a state ballot...

5/16/2017

article In Wisconsin, voter ID law left many outside looking in
(Wisconsin) -- State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present...

5/12/2017

article NARF: President Announces Commission to Investigate American Voters
(Colorado) -- Yesterday, the President announced the creation of the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” a new body intended to investigate...
article Native American Rights Fund slams President Trump for commission on 'voter suppression'
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's oldest Indian legal advocacy group is speaking out against a new commission that President Donald Trump said will investigate voter...

5/11/2017

article Trump to Order Inquiry Into Voter Fraud and Suppression
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump plans on Thursday to create a long-promised commission to investigate voter fraud and voter suppression in the United States,...
article Trump’s new ‘voter fraud’ commission: A tool to help GOP win elections
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, President Trump signed an executive order creating a “presidential advisory commission on election integrity.” But no one should...

5/10/2017

article Wisconsin Voter ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes, Study Shows
(Wisconsin) -- When legislators introduced Wisconsin’s voter ID Law, residents were told the bill would do no harm. “Not a single voter in this state will be...

5/9/2017

article U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count
(Washington D.C.) -- The director of the U.S. Census Bureau is resigning, leaving the agency leaderless at a time when it faces a crisis over funding for the 2020...

4/24/2017

article Burgum signs voter ID bill amid lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation amending the state’s voter identification laws Monday, despite warnings it doesn’t comply with a...

3/29/2017

article Republicans kill mail ballot bill for special election
(Montana) -- Republicans on a Montana House panel voted Wednesday to kill a bill allowing counties to choose to use only mail ballots in the May 25 special congressional...

3/2/2017

article Voter photo ID heads toward showdown
(Nebraska) -- The latest effort to require voters to present a photo ID in order to participate in Nebraska elections attracted strong opposition Thursday at a...

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