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Speaker Ryan passes the buck on Voting Rights Act restoration

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He says he supports the bill, but won’t step on a committee chair’s toes to bring it up for a vote.
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Studies: Voter ID laws skew turnout in favor of white Republicans, racial resentment predicts support for them

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There is now data confirming what progressives have been saying about these laws all along.
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Democratic Election Assistance commissioner pushes back on state proof-of-citizenship requirements

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The EAC’s executive director acted unilaterally when they may not have had authority to do so.
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Florida moving toward accepting concealed-carry permits as voter ID

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1.4 million Floridians have concealed-carry permits. 1.5 million are disenfranchised due to felony convictions.
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Why did the federal government just give Kansas the go-ahead to require proof-of-citizenship for voter registration?

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The Election Assistance Commission just added citizenship requirements for voter registration in three states?
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Marco Rubio is fine with 6-hour lines to vote, since “that is only on Election Day”

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“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” – Yogi Berra
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Maryland House overrides veto on felon voting rights

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It is impossible to disentangle felon disenfranchisement laws from our country’s history of racial discrimination.
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Ferguson voting rights lawsuit begins today

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77% of students in the city’s school district are black, but only one of seven school board members is.
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We should let high schoolers and non-citizen residents vote in local elections

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Non-adults and non-citizen residents have a greater stake in local elections than many adult citizens.
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Does Marco Rubio think his ex-felon brother-in-law should be allowed to vote?

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Rubio helped his ex-felon brother-in-law get a real estate license. Would he also help him get voting rights?
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Kentucky governor Bevin issues executive orders rolling back voting rights and minimum wage, gives Kim Davis a win

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Elections have consequences.
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Tennessee students lose voter ID challenge

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This is why we need a Voting Rights Amendment.
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Ohio threatened with lawsuit over voter purge

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You don’t have your voting rights on a “use them or lose them” basis.
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