WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission found Friday that heightened proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections, handing down a ruling that denied requests from Kansas, Arizona and Georgia to modify the registration form for their residents. The decision came just hours before a court-imposed deadline in […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Friday struck down a requirement that nearly all of the state’s 8.2 million voters show photo identification at the polls, saying it imposes an unreasonable burden on the right to vote and that officials failed to demonstrate the need for it. “Voting laws are designed to assure […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its redistricting laws that minority groups complain are discriminatory, but Texas Republicans insist are designed to protect the state’s elections from fraud. Attorney General Eric Holder said the action […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor on Monday quietly signed a measure into law that overhauls the state’s election laws to require government-issued photo IDs at the polls and to shorten early voting, moves that drew stinging criticism and threats of legal action from the NAACP and other groups. The American Civil Liberties Union […]
Roland Martin talks with Representative Alma Adams about the controversial voter i.d. law in North Carolina.
Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, joined Roland Martin and the Tom Joyner Morning Show crew to discuss the GOP’s plans to engage the African –American community. The Republican Party’s kick-off for their new African-American outreach is set to start in Cleveland, Ohio where Priebus and the rest of the Republican party […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe‘s veto of legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The Republican-led Senate voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the veto. There was no debate beforehand. The bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Bryan […]
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia law will require all voters to have photo IDs beginning next year. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill Tuesday that his fellow Republicans said was a safeguard against voter fraud. Democrats bitterly denounced the legislation as a Jim Crow-era tactic to suppress the votes of the elderly, minorities and the underprivileged. […]
Roland Martin talks with Judith Brown- Dianis of the Advancement Project about the Pennsylvania court's decision to deny a change in the states voter identification law.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won't have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state's controversial voter ID law that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson delayed Pennsylvania's voter ID requirement from taking […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting. The decision by […]