Republicans Devise Electoral Vote-Rigging Scheme

By: Monday December 17, 2012 9:15 am

The asymmetry in the ways Democrats and Republicans use power can be seen in their responses to Electoral College disadvantages. When Democrats are faced with an Electoral College gap such that their Presidential candidate can win the popular vote and lose the election, they do pretty much nothing. Joe Lieberman even remarked in an exit [...]

Pennsylvania Mulls Over Electoral College-Rigging Scheme

By: Friday December 7, 2012 2:13 pm

Pennsylvania backed down the last time they tried to change the electoral vote system to the benefit of Republicans, but maybe this time they’ll follow through: On December 3, Dominic Pileggi, the powerful Republican majority leader of the Pennsylvania state Senate, announced that he plans to introduce legislation that would change how the state allocates [...]

Predictable, Predicted Problems Plaguing Pennsylvania Polling Place Participants

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:19 pm

Pennsylvania was the most important state in the war on voting for a reason: they had virtually no other options for voters beyond in-person Election Day polling places (no early voting, no vote by mail or absentee voting without an excuse), and the state was the only plausible swing state where voter ID was passed [...]

New York, New Jersey Attempt to Expand Voting Options to Compensate for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact

By: Monday November 5, 2012 7:02 am

In contrast to Florida and Ohio, two states suffering from the worst effects of Hurricane Sandy are working to ensure the maximum voter turnout tomorrow. Of course, both states suppress their voters by not holding early voting options. But New York and New Jersey, concerned about Election Day just one week after Superstorm Sandy, have [...]

Hurricane Sandy’s Legacy Could Be Ramp-Up of Privatization Efforts

By: Friday November 2, 2012 10:48 am

Rebuilding the East Coast after Superstorm Sandy will be an expensive proposition. A new estimate of the cost of the storm now reaches $50 billion, and just protecting New York City from future disasters through the use of a seawall and other barriers would tack on another $15 billion, though that money would be as [...]

Bracing for the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Election Day

By: Friday November 2, 2012 8:30 am

We’re four days out from an election, and four days behind a hurricane that smashed into the Northeast. Millions of homes remain without power, though it’s slowly coming back online. Minds are focused on rescue and recovery. How exactly will this region shift into an election footing next Tuesday? The first question concerns the logistical [...]

Challenges to Conservative Voter Suppression Tactics Largely Successful in 2012

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 10:16 am

With the narrow, potentially confusing but generally beneficial ruling yesterday in the Pennsylvania voter ID case, the trend is confirmed: voting rights activists have successfully fended off a number of voter suppression tactics put forward by Republicans seeking to model the electorate to their benefit in 2012. The result, that Pennsylvanians will not have to [...]

Pennsylvania Voter ID Halted, But in Very Narrow Fashion UPDATED

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 8:05 am

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth court judge has delayed enforcement of the state’s voter ID law for the November election, ruling that the difficulty experienced by voters trying to obtain a valid ID made disenfranchisement too likely. However, despite the injunction, poll workers will still be able to ask for ID from voters, and voters without ID [...]

Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Continue

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 1:00 pm

The Commonwealth judge in the Pennsylvania voter ID case will not rule today on the fate of the law. But even if the judge vacates the voter ID law for Pennsylvania, that does not end the spate of voter suppression efforts nationwide. In fact, two new efforts have just heated up. In Florida, Governor Rick [...]

Stories of Long Lines, Hurdles for Obtaining Voter IDs in Pennsylvania

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 10:14 am

We could see a decision today in a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court case over the state’s voter ID law. The state Supreme Court sent the case back down the Commonwealth court, explicitly asking that court to identify whether eligible voters without proper ID in the state had “liberal access” to a free ID card that would [...]

Pennsylvania Judge Hints at Injunction of Voter ID Law

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:45 am

The Commonwealth judge asked to further scrutinize the voter ID law in Pennsylvania to determine whether eligible voters can obtain IDs just dropped a huge hint about his expected ruling in the case. Yesterday, the judge, Robert Simpson, asked both counsels what an injunction of the law should look like. This ought to be seen [...]

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