Universal voting would be the surest way to protect against voter suppression and the active disenfranchisement of a large share of our citizens.
Voter Suppression articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
The Texas primary earlier this month displayed the disastrous effects of Texas’ egregious and un-American restrictive voting law.
Despite extremely rare voter crime or fraud, the law would make Florida one of the first states to create a task force dedicated to them.
If the GOP onslaught against voting rights succeeds, state politicians will have little checks on their authority to dictate election rules.
The Arizona Republican Party is attempting to eliminate early voting in the state, which is favoured by more than 80% of state citizens.
The [Texas anti-voter law] is accomplishing its goal of making it more difficult for voters to vote and access the ballot box.
A key advocate warns that Texas’s new voting law introduces an “intimidation factor” that could turn some off from voting at all.
Over the past year Democrats told supporters that America’s future was at stake if they did not pass two doomed voting rights bills.
Prior to next month’s state governor’s primary, new tighter voter ID rules have already resulted in a significant number of ballot rejections.
Texas’s S.B. 1 makes it a crime for election officials and workers to encourage vote by mail. This provision has been struck down.