Tag Archives: Voting

How Tennessee Disenfranchised 21% Of Its Black Citizens

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by Bianca Fortis This story was originally published by ProPublica Leola Scott recently decided to become a more active citizen. The 55-year-old resident of Dyersburg, Tennessee, was driven to action after her son was stabbed to death and nobody was charged. In August, Scott tried to register to vote. That’s …

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More Than 42 Million Americans Already Have Voted In The Midterms

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Jennifer Shutt, Georgia Recorder More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers. The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting …

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State Judges Across The U.S. Face Growing GOP Pushback Against Rulings In Election Cases

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by Kira Lerner, Missouri Independent February 21, 2022 In mid-December, Texas’ highest criminal court revoked the state attorney general’s ability to use his office to prosecute election-related cases without the request of a district or county attorney. In an 8-1 opinion, the all-Republican court weakened Attorney General Ken Paxton’s power to independently …

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Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Restrictive Absentee Ballot Bills

Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday vetoed four restrictive absentee ballot bills passed by the Republican Legislature. The Democratic Governor also told two counties in the state not to comply with the Republican head of the Assembly elections committee’s subpoenas to hand over ballots and voting equipment. Republicans do not …

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Maine Is Expanding Access To Voting In The State

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While other states are passing bills to restrict voting access, Maine is expanding access to voting. “Voting is the cornerstone of democracy,” Zachary Heiden, Chief Counsel at ACLU of Maine, said. “This year, at least 17 states have rolled back voting rights, and the Supreme Court continues to undermine the …

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Texas Governor Sued Over Defunding Of Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of a budget provision that funds the Legislature, charging that his action was unconstitutional. The suit argues that Abbott’s veto, which could lead to about 2,000 legislative staffers not being paid for two years, violates …

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