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 [...]

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 [...]

Florida Essentially Gives Up on Voter Purge Efforts

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:56 am

The state of Florida has backed down in their attempts to purge voter-rolls of suspected non-citizens. In the settlement of a lawsuit with civil rights organizations, Florida has basically rolled back the entire voter purge, including their initial list of 2,600 “potential non-citizens,” which ended up netting exactly one non-citizen voter, out of the 8.3 [...]

Florida Gains Access to DHS Non-Citizen Resident Database to Use in Voter Purge

By: Monday July 16, 2012 8:55 am

The Department of Homeland Security will supply the state of Florida with a database that they can use to help verify their voter rolls, after an unfavorable court ruling forced their hand. The database is a registry of non-citizen residents. The administration had blocked Florida’s request for access to the database for months, but the [...]

Rick Scott to Sue DHS for Access to Immigration Data for Voter Purge List

By: Monday June 11, 2012 2:27 pm

The Florida voter purge list was a major topic at Netroots Nation 2012, with a high-profile panel moderated by The Nation’s Ari Berman. When we last left the story, the state’s election supervisors had shut down the purge, after the Department of Justice sent a letter warning that the purge violated at least two federal [...]

Florida Elections Supervisors Shut Down Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 11:49 am

According to the Palm Beach Post, all 67 elections supervisors in Florida’s 67 counties have suspended the voter purge planned by the Governor, Rick Scott, and the Secretary of State’s office. The general counsel for the elections supervisors recommended a suspension after an order from the Justice Department to halt the voter purge, citing violations [...]

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