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Native American Voting Rights Act seeks to close 17 percent turnout gap

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The Voting Rights Act of 1964 doesn’t fully apply to Native Americans. This bill would change that.
Lyndon Johnson hands the pen used to sign the Voting Rights Act to Martin Luther King, Jr., via Wikimedia Commons

The RNC’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act is as laughable as it is insulting

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On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, voting rights have become a uniformly partisan issue.
Voting rights protest, via Michael Fleshman / Flickr

Federal appeals court unanimously strikes down Texas’s voter ID law on narrow grounds

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The limited basis on which the law was struck down shows the need for an affirmative constitutional right to vote.
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73,000 felons to have their voting rights restored as California drops appeal

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Great news for voting rights and criminal justice reform advocates.
Martin O'Malley, via Edward Kimmel / Flickr

Martin O’Malley calls for constitutional amendment guaranteeing affirmative right to vote

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An affirmative right to vote would be a major change in the legal framework surrounding our elections.
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What’s the big deal about undocumented immigrants voting?

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Undocumented immigrants with a stake in American society deserve a say.
Source: POLITICO

Missouri green-lights petition to put photo ID in the state’s constitution

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Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled photo ID requirements unconstitutional in 2006.
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IJReview: Voter ID laws not racist because Mandela

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An argument by association isn’t a valid argument. It’s a dodge.
Voter registration drive, via Stephen Orsillo / Shutterstock

Supreme Court bars states from requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

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Voters already have to swear, on penalty of perjury, that they are citizens when registering.
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Big wins at the Supreme Court for Obamacare and fair housing. Is marriage equality next?

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Two big wins at the Court yesterday. Are more on the way?
Voting rights protest, via Michael Fleshman / Flickr

On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
Terry McAuliffe, via Wikimedia Commons

Virginia removes poll tax on ex-felon voting rights

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Another incremental step in the right direction for a state with a history of making it hard for felons to vote.
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North Carolina strips $3 million from law school in possible retaliation over voter ID criticism

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When the GOP’s aversion to academia is used for political ends.
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