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Voter Id Laws

The Takeaway

A New Chapter for the Voting Rights Act?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a new bill that takes up some of the issues identified in the Supreme Court’s June decision in Shelby Counter v. Holder. Joining The Takeaway to explain the aspects of the new bill are Erin O’Brien, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent, who has been following the politics behind the proposed update to the Voting Rights Act. 

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The Takeaway

North Carolina Overhauls Election Process

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last week North Carolina became the latest when the Governor signed an election law overhaul that includes a voter ID requirement, reduces early voting hours, and prohibits same-day registration. Michael Tomsic is a reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina. He says what started as a simple voter ID bill took on a new life after the Supreme Court's ruling in June.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Supreme Court Takes on Controversial AZ Voter ID Law

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The justices are considering whether the state can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Voting

Monday, October 01, 2012

Anna Sale, It's a Free Country political reporter, joins us from Colorado to talk about how early voting and voter I.D. laws could affect the presidential race.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Laws Restricting the Right to Vote are Wrong

Friday, September 28, 2012

The laws are in reality a Republican response to 2008's record turnout of African-American and Hispanic voters.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Electoral Dysfunction”

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Victoria Bassetti, author of Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters, written with Mo Rocca, talks about at voting in America—from early voting to absentee ballots to voter fraud to voter ID laws. She's joined by Bennett Singer, writer/director/producer of the documentary “Electoral Dysfunction." The film opens at the Quad Cinema September 21. It will also be shown in New York on PBS channel 21 October 28.

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It's A Free Blog

Explainer: Why Don't Both Parties Search for New Voters?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I find it shocking that there isn’t more outrage at the profoundly undemocratic intentions behind both the lack of motivation to register the unregistered and deliberately making it more difficult for people to have access to the vote.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Voter ID Laws and the 2012 Election

Thursday, September 20, 2012

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court vacated a ruling earlier this summer that had upheld the state’s Voter ID law. On this week’s Backstory, Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California Irvine School of Law, talks about how Pennsylvania is just the latest state where Voter ID laws are being challenged or struck down. And we’ll find out what that means for the election in November.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Democratic Party Finally Grew Some Stones

Monday, September 10, 2012

Marriage equality. The Dream Act. Reproductive rights. Voter access. These Democrats were bold and certain. They were progressive and passionate.

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