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Although the conservative justices may be content to permit states to gerrymander voters of color out of existence, Sonia Sotomayor doesn’t intend to go softly into that good night.
Kansas' law requiring people to show documentary proof of citizenship when they register to vote is a mess. And when Secretary of State Kris Kobach tried to defend it in court himself, things didn't go well.
Justice Sotomayor's dissent puts into perspective just how much is at stake with the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to safeguard voting rights.
Ultimately, a Kobach loss could halt the domino effect of other states passing similar laws designed to undercut the right to vote.
Do you know what Black people tend to do that Republicans hate? Vote for Democrats.
If Kobach and President Trump gave two shakes about fairness and the franchise, they'd take aim at voter ID laws that target voters of color. But we all know they won't do that.
Weeks after Gov. Robert Bentley resigned due to his relationship with aide Rebekah Mason, Mason's name has resurfaced in an investigation that alleges she masterminded DMV closings that would have disenfranchised Black voters.
It's not the first time that Democrats have gone to court alleging that the Republican National Committee has made a practice of intimidating voters. In 1982, Democratic pressure resulted in Republicans agreeing to stop "ballot security" measures used to deter qualified people from voting.
It’s hard to view North Carolina's continued restrictions on early voting as anything other than a deliberate attempt to skirt the Fourth Circuit’s recent ruling that the state's law targeted Black voters.
There’s no voter fraud crisis. Not a single investigation has turned up any evidence of such a thing. But that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from hyperventilating about it or ranting about his plans to stop that from happening.
"They thought this letter that has no legal standing would scare us into hiding. It's going to take more than that," explained Phillip Agnew, co-director of the Dream Defenders.