In 2016 a consortium of researchers from across U.S. participated in a large study of polling places lines and dynamics in the November general election.
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Voter ID laws require some form of identification in order to vote or receive a ballot for an election but has been used in US to block voter access. Also see our section on American democracy or our Voter Access archive.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall and others led a group of Senate and House Democrats in re-introducing the Native American Voting Rights Act.
Sometimes numbers don’t speak for themselves. That was the case in the attempt by Republican state leaders to show massive voter fraud exists in Texas.
Another American Indian tribe in North Dakota is challenging the state’s voter identification requirements, which to them suppresses their vote.
ACLU of New Hampshire filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a New Hampshire law that unconstitutionally restricts the right to vote for students.
President Trump returned to favorite, often-debunked assertion on Sunday when he claimed there was “rampant” voter fraud in Texas and “all over country.”
North Dakota is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American tribe over the state’s voter identification requirements.
Spread the Vote, an NO aimed at getting more people to cast ballots on election day, has expanded to Indiana, one of 35 states with voter ID laws.
A similar law was passed in 2013, but was dismissed by federal judges quoted saying the policy “targeted African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”
North Carolina Democratic Governor Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a Republican-authored bill requiring voters to present photo identification.