Texas’ election chief apologizes for releasing a botched list of nearly 100,000 voters whose citizenship was called into question before being fully vetted.
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Voter suppression is an illegal strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Turnout and Voter Access.
Navajo lawmaker worries election bill in the state legislature would eliminate ballot drop-off boxes hence, disenfranchise Native voters.
Lawsuits, complaints about lax security and accusations of voter suppression marred Georgia’s election for governor in November.
A much-criticized national database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states wasn’t used last year in Kansas, the state that administers it
on Jan. 25, the secretary of state instructed counties to give voters 30 days to prove their citizenship before canceling their registration.
Alleging that the state is discriminating against naturalized citizens and infringing on their voting rights, civil rights groups filed a third lawsuit.
Republicans have long had an election problem. The more people vote, the worse they tend to get beaten. So the solution, since at least the 1970s.
Advancing exaggerated claims of vote fraud has become latest go-to tactic employed for unnecessary and discriminatory voter suppression measures.
Today, New York is ushering in a new era that finally brings the state into the 21st Century and expands access to democracy for citizens across the state.
A similar law was passed in 2013, but was dismissed by federal judges quoted saying the policy “targeted African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”