Voter Suppression

Prominent Black civil rights leaders, politicians, and activists unloaded on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia politician doubled down on his decision to vote against the For the People Act.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia’s online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement on Twitter that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal and registrar’s offices, and […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s chief elections official on Monday ordered Republicans to remove unofficial ballot drop boxes from churches, gun shops and other locations and Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned those behind the “vote tampering” could face prosecution. Republican refused, saying they are taking advantage of California’s liberal ballot collection law that allows anyone […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters waited as long as five hours to cast ballots in some Georgia precincts on Tuesday amid reports of voting machine malfunctions and high turnout in a state that President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are expected to hotly contest in the fall. The state’s chief elections officer, Republican Secretary of […]

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal judge who blocked the newest version of North Carolina’s voter identification law cited the state’s “sordid history of racial discrimination and voter suppression” as she ordered officials not to enforce the law in 2020. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs’ decision was released Tuesday and prevents North Carolina from […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers. The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year’s nationally watched gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, who […]

The NAACP called for a digital protest against Facebook for Dec. 18.

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff. The Associated Press has not called the contest. Ryan Mahoney, a top Kemp campaign adviser, told reporters in a conference call that the […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reporting emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of state. Kemp’s office did not detail any […]

As we approach election day, Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams is fighting voter suppression, and starting a 21 day tour. Abrams tells Roland Martin that she is, “deeply concerned” about the voter suppression going on in the state of Georgia. Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, is accused of trying to prevent […]

Republican lawmakers got a green light to suppress votes after a Supreme Court ruling.

Someone posted tweets falsely telling Democratic voters in Virginia that they could cast a ballot by text message.