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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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Opinion: Crying Wolf on 'Voter Fraud' and Other Dirty GOP Tricks

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I don’t believe that Maryland Republicans are racist. I truly don’t. They’re just practical. If black voters had a tendency to vote in a manner that pleased the Maryland Republican Party, they would help them get to the polls.

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Opinion: Past the Spin, Why Voter ID Laws Make Sense

Monday, July 16, 2012

In reality, polling data shows widespread support for Voter ID laws. Are they all that bad?

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Opinion: Voter ID Laws are the New Poll Tax

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Every defender of democratic rights should call Texas' Voter ID law what it is: a poll tax.

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Opinion: Florida's Shady History of Denying Justice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When Florida starts "purging" its voter rolls, there is reason to worry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who is ALEC?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A major conservative group says it will no longer advocate for Voter ID or "Stand Your Ground" legislation. Cynthia Gordy, senior political correspondent for The Root, discusses the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), who they fund, and why they announced that they are changing their priorities.

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Opinion: ALEC Explained - Why the Conservative Group isn't Going Away

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not many people knew about ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- before this uproar, and most people probably imagine they won't hear much more. The truth is, though, that ALEC isn't small, the campaign to pressure it wasn't quick and the story isn't just a ripple.

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Opinion: Voting in America is a Privilege, Not a Right

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You need to show ID when you go to the bar. Why not when you go to the polls?

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The Takeaway

Justice Department Blocks Texas Voter Identification Law

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On Monday, the Justice Department blocked a new Texas voter identification law on the basis that the law would disproportionately affect Hispanics and that it violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The law would have required all Texas voters to show some form of photo ID before voting. This past December, the Justice Department blocked a similar law in South Carolina, saying it adversely affected African-American voters.

The controversy over these laws is far from over. Both South Carolina and Texas have filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Washington arguing in favor of their new voting laws, and they will take their cases to the Supreme Court if necessary.

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