Wisconsin voting restrictions cleared for 2014 cycle

Residents wait in line during lunch hour to cast their early votes in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, at the Milwaukee Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wisc. on Oct. 29, 2012. Darren Hauck/Reut

Wisconsin voting restrictions cleared for 2014 cycle >by Steve Benen | 09/15/14 08:35 AM |Re-Post 09/15/2014 5:08:26 PM | In July, the Wisconsin Supreme Court narrowly endorsed an unnecessary voter-ID law, concluding that “voter fraud” is a legitimate “concern.” The ruling specifically pointed to a Republican voter in Milwaukee accused of 13 counts of voter fraud – none of which, ironically, would have been prevented by a voter-ID law. It was […]

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Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016

U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Senator Bernie Sanders leads a hearing on ''The State of VA Health Care'' on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 9, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency in 2016 >by Will Dunham | WASHINGTON Sun Sept 14, 2014 12:58pm EDT| Re-Post 09/15/2014 6:18:33 AM| (Reuters) – Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate’s leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in 2016 as either a Democrat or an independent in a move that could complicate Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House. Sanders, an […]

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GOPer opposes early voting because it will boost black turnout

Rep Fran Millar

GOPer opposes early voting because it will boost black turnout   >by Zachary Roth |09/10/14 12:15 PM—Updated 09/10/14 02:21 PM| Re-Post 09/14/2014 5:01:12 PM | A Republican lawmaker in Georgia has sparked outrage by suggesting he opposes new Sunday voting hours because they’ll primarily benefit African-Americans—then explaining that he simply “would prefer more educated voters.” But take away the overt racism, and state Rep. Fran Millar was only giving the official […]

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