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The Supreme Court has chipped away at the Voting Rights Act for 9 years. This case could be the next blow.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been slowly whittled away over the last decade by the Supreme Court — and a case set to…

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Gerrymandering, a legal form of vote stealing, more entrenched now than ever

In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a unanimous U.S. District Court decision that partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina violated the Equal Protection clause…

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AP: Texas’ New Voting Restrictions Led to ‘Abnormally High’ Number of Discarded Ballots

Last year, Texas adopted a sweeping new law designed to make voting more difficult. It worked. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the…

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More than 27,000 mail ballots flagged for rejection in Texas primary

More than 27,000 mail ballots were flagged for rejection in the Texas primaries earlier this month, which marked the first election cycle under the Lone…

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Supreme Court denies GOP requests to halt new maps in North Carolina, Pennsylvania

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania and North Carolina who had asked the justices to block state court rulings that tossed…

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Thousands of Texans at risk of having ballots rejected in first test of new state law

Thousands of Texas ballots will be rejected unless voters take an extra step to correct them, election officials warned on the eve of Tuesday’s primary….

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Idaho passes bill prohibiting so-called ‘ballot harvesting’

The Idaho state House on Monday passed a bill to make it illegal for neighbors to deliver one another’s voting ballots to the post office.Idaho…

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North Carolina Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn congressional map

North Carolina’s state Supreme Court handed Democrats one of their biggest legal victories yet in the fight over redistricting, striking down a GOP-drawn congressional map…

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A court caught Republicans discriminating against Black voters. Here’s how

An Alabama case tests how much Republicans can legally dilute the power of Black voters It has been called a textbook example of discrimination against…

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Civil rights groups testify Florida’s controversial voting law suppresses voter registration efforts

TALLAHASSEE — Voting and civil rights groups argued on Monday during the first day of a highly anticipated federal trial that Florida’s controversial new voting…

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Florida voting law put under the microscope in federal court

Florida is one of 19 states that enacted new voting restrictions last year that critics allege will amount to voter suppression. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-voting-law-put-under-microscope-federal-court-n1288263 Droolin’ Dog…

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Alabama asks Supreme Court to let it use congressional map blocked by federal judges

The move comes shortly after an appeals court ruled that the map violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/alabama-asks-supreme-court-let-it-use-congressional-map-blocked-n1288204 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Arizona Republicans introduce election subversion bill

The proposal would end all voting by mail and allow legislature to reject election results, part of nationwide rightwing effort to overturn elections Arizona Republicans…

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Second world war veteran twice denied absentee ballot under Texas voting law

Kenneth Thompson, 95, must submit a social security or driver’s license number, which wasn’t required in the 1940s A 95-year-old second world war veteran twice…

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Here’s how Republicans ‘dismembered’ a Democratic stronghold

Scroll through our visual guide to see why proposed Tennessee maps amount to a masterclass in gerrymandering Republican lawmakers in Tennessee gave final approval on…

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Texas county rejects half of mail-in ballot applications amid new voter restrictions

Denied ballots follow trend across state after Republicans imposed new rules following Trump’s baseless fraud claims Election officials in the Texas county that includes the…

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Trump loyalists form alliance in bid to take over election process in key states

‘Coalition of America First secretary of state candidates’ disclosed by Jim Marchant, who is running for secretary of state in Nevada Extreme Republicans loyal to…

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Ohio Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn state House, Senate maps

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down state House and Senate redistricting m… Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/589462-ohio-supreme-court-strikes-down-gop-drawn-state-house-senate-maps Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The…

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Jan. 6 panel, Senate “out of sync” on election reform

The Jan. 6 select committee and the U.S. Senate are on a potential collision course over reforms to the Electoral Count Act — a law…

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Schumer promises vote on Senate rules changes by MLK Day

Senate Democrats will use Thursday’s anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to propel their efforts to pass sweeping voting rights legislation….

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Biden backs exception to filibuster for voting rights bills

President Biden says he supports creating an exception to the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to pass voting rights legislation over Republican opposition.Biden told…

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19 states enacted voting restrictions in 2021. What’s next?

Brennan Center for Justice releases a look ahead for 2022, an effort that builds on voting rights legislation in 2021. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/19-states-enacted-voting-restrictions-2021-rcna8342 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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