Voting and elections

The Big Lie Behind Voter ID Laws By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, New York Times, October 12, 2014 …laws have been aggressively pushed in many states by Republican lawmakers who say they are preventing voter fraud, promoting electoral “integrity” and increasing voter turnout. None of that is true. There is virtually no in-person voter fraud; the purpose of these laws is to suppress voting…Voter ID laws, as their supporters know, do only one thing very well: They keep otherwise eligible voters away from the polls. In most cases, this means voters who are poor, often minorities, and who don’t have the necessary documents or the money or time to get photo IDs…. The next time voter ID laws reach the justices, they should see them for the antidemocratic sham they are.

The Myth of Voter Fraud by Lorraine C. Minnite, BillMoyers.com, March 9, 2015

Voting Rights Under Attack as GOP Seeks to Overturn Historic Civil Rights Law

The GOP’s Disgusting New Southern Strategy: Take the Vote Away from Blacks, Roll Back the Civil Rights Movement

How the GOP Bought, Rigged, Stole and Lynched the 2014 Election by BOB FITRAKIS AND HARVEY WASSERMAN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT, November 12, 2014

Voter suppression laws are already deciding elections By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer November 10, 2014

The Big Lie Behind Voter ID Laws By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, New York Times, OCT. 12, 2014.

72% of Americans Disapprove of Republican Party…but it’s Set to Take Control of Both Houses of Congress Anyway posted on The Christian Left, Facebook, September 13, 2014 from AllGov.com

New [Gallup] Poll Shows America Is Becoming More Liberal by Salvatore Aversa,  AATTP June 1, 2014

Progressive Candidates Reap Big Gains In Primaries By Alex Lazar, The Huffington Post, 6/05/2014  “We won because we were true to the issues we wanted to have a discussion on, whether or not it was immigration reform or protecting Social Security or looking to lift the cap on Social Security, making sure that those who were the least among us were being lifted up and being attended to.” Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, New Jersey Democratic primary

Republicans have a 77% chance of taking the Senate By John Sides, Washington Post, May 16, 2014

The GOP’s Voter Suppression Strategy By Ari Berman, The Nation, November 26, 2012

Voter Suppression Is Treasonous by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, HuffingtonPost.com, 05/22/2012 …It is an affront to our democracy that you need a specific identification to vote for a candidate, but not to finance one. Why is it so easy to buy a government, but becoming so hard to vote for one? Voter suppression laws, overzealous filibuster use, you name it — the Republicans use every tactic they can to stop our democracy from actually selecting the person with the most support. Why do they do this? It seems obvious: when you don’t have winning ideas, you change the rules of the game. When you can’t convince voters that you are the best choice, you restrict their ability to choose. 

Has America’s Stolen Election Process Finally Hit Prime Time? Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, CommonDreams.org, December 30, 2011

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