Stories tagged: "voting rights"

Long Lines and Broken Machines Couldn’t Stop These Black and Latino Voters In Georgia

In spite of long delays, these two Latinos and a Black mother and son showed up to cast their ballots. This is what their experience at the polls was like.

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It’s Official. Ex-Felons in Florida Will Be Allowed to Vote Despite Legal Fees

The judge overturned part of a law passed by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year forbidding ex-felons to vote.

People vote at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Warren Proposes 30 Days of Early Voting to Protect Elections

The coronavirus pandemic is making lawmakers and election experts rethink the way Americans vote.

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Trump Says It’s OK for Him to Vote Absentee But ‘Dangerous’ for Anyone Else

Trump voted by mail just last month, but he says other people who do it are cheaters.

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Florida GOP’s Attempt to Stop 1.4 Million From Voting Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal court of appeals affirmed that Florida’s new re-enfranchisement law, which requires felons in the state to pay all court fines and fees before voting, violates the 14th Amendment.

Rep. Shelia Stubbs, D-Madison, the first African American to be elected to her Assembly seat, addresses a crowd during an event to kickoff Black History Month in the Capitol Rotunda Monday. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Black WI Lawmakers Renew Focus on Fighting Voter Suppression

Voting rights and the census are cited as vehicles of empowerment to prevent an erosion of rights and freedoms

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NC lawsuit could restore voting rights to 70,000 formerly incarcerated people

Advocates say felony disenfranchisement is a racist, “unjust” practice and should be declared unconstitutional.