Federal judge signals he’ll side with disabled voters in absentee ballot lawsuit

Federal judge signals he’ll side with disabled voters in absentee ballot lawsuit

This post was originally published on this site A federal judge suggested in a Wednesday hearing that he’ll soon issue a decision siding with Wisconsin voters with disabilities who have sued to ensure they can get help from others when returning an absentee ballot. The pending order from U.S. District...

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Facing DOJ lawsuit, Arizona could be model for states to require proof of citizenship to vote

Facing DOJ lawsuit, Arizona could be model for states to require proof of citizenship to vote

This post was originally published on this siteNoncitizens are barred from voting in federal elections, but registration forms do not require citizenship proof. Arizona is facing lawsuits such a rule.     

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The race to change voting rules is on

The race to change voting rules is on

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GOP push for new voting restrictions in Michigan ramps up ahead of June 1 deadline

GOP push for new voting restrictions in Michigan ramps up ahead of June 1 deadline

This post was originally published on this siteMichigan Republicans’ effort to get around Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes and implement new voting restrictions via a petition drive is set to ramp up this weekend, with a new push to gather signatures in time to meet a late-spring deadline and make the...

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Texas mail-in ballot rejection rate skyrockets under GOP voter suppression law

Texas mail-in ballot rejection rate skyrockets under GOP voter suppression law

This post was originally published on this site It used to be rare for mail-in ballots to be thrown out in Texas, but thanks to the GOP’s new voter suppression law, more than 27,000 of them were flagged for rejection during the state’s recent primary election, according to a new...

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5 things to watch in the Texas primary election

5 things to watch in the Texas primary election

This post was originally published on this siteTexas kicks off the 2022 midterm elections Tuesday with the nation’s first primaries.

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The One State That Could Actually Expand Voting Rights

The One State That Could Actually Expand Voting Rights

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto Illustration by Kelly Caminero/Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty If access to the ballot box is worth fighting for, it has never faced a battle like this. In Iowa, someone returning an absentee ballot for a friend with a disability could face a stiff...

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Voting rights groups urge Supreme Court to let order for redrawn Alabama congressional map stand

Voting rights groups urge Supreme Court to let order for redrawn Alabama congressional map stand

This post was originally published on this siteLawyers for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and other groups told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it should leave in place a lower court opinion ordering Alabama to redraw its congressional map.

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Democrats on Capitol Hill fail on voting rights but win the release of Trump files

Democrats on Capitol Hill fail on voting rights but win the release of Trump files

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats’ voting rights effort was blocked in the Senate, but they did get a victory at the Supreme Court in the quest for Trump White House records related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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