NC voter ID challenge, Judge refuses to dismiss

Judge refuses to dismiss NC voter ID challenge | The Charlotte Observer >by: Anne Blythe|10/23/2015 |RePost: 10/25/2015 4:06:21 AM| WINSTON-SALEM A federal judge on Friday refused a request from state lawmakers to dismiss a challenge to the N.C. voter ID law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set the issue for a trial, tentatively in January. Attorneys for state lawmakers argued that a 2015 change to the ID provision of an […]




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Paul Krugman’s fear: “It’s by no means clear”

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Paul Krugman’s fear: “It’s by no means clear” whether democracy or plutocracy will prevail in America – Salon.com >by: Luke Brinker | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 08:45 AM EST |RePost 10/25/2014 7:25:07 PM| What do Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed Hong Kong leader, have in common? Both men, in their own ways, are part of the plutocratic revolt against democracy that Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman […]




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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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Why voter ID laws pose long term danger to GOP -Spotlight

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Why voter ID laws pose long term danger to GOP >by Paul Waldman | 09/02/2014| Re-Post 09/05/2014 4:43:01 AM| A trial begins today in a federal courtroom in Texas to determine the constitutionality of the state’s voter identification law, which is widely acknowledged to be the most restrictive in the nation. It has gone through a number of twists and turns: Passed in 2011, it was struck down in federal court […]




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