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Voter Purge Project in Vice

Vice News talked with founder of the Ohio Voter Project and author of the Voter Purge Project’s data cleaning and analysis methodology Steve Tingley-Hock about our work to track wrongful data purges across the country. “When I ran the initial queries, that was my first indication that there was a serious problem here,” Steve says […]

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Will Young People Who Protest Also Vote?

Spectrum News One, Cleveland, Ohio Tweeting, Instagramming, protesting —all things that Millennials and Generation Z embrace. But what about voting? According to the Ohio Voter Project, which analyzes election data, as of July 1, there are approximately 740,000 voters, ages 18-24 registered to vote in the state, compared to 3 million people age 50 and […]

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One IT Guy’s Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights

From WIRED Magazine September 2020 Issue: Armed with [Steve Tingley-Hock’s], work, voter rights groups in a handful of states are trying to plug these holes in the voter registration system—before hundreds of thousands of voters are drained from the rolls ahead of the presidential election. It’s the story of database nerds, armed with a deep […]

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Texas Dems file complaint to protect right to vote by mail during COVID pandemic

On March 20, 2020, the Texas Democratic Party filed this lawsuit in the Travis County Texas State Court. The plaintiffs sued Ruth Hughs in her capacity as Texas Secretary of State and the Travis County Clerk under state law. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief that allows all eligible voters, […]

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Berkeley Law School Students Report: No Easy Legal Fix for Voter Purging

In March of 2020, Pooja Shivaprasad and Amanda Miller, law students at the University of California at Berkeley, produced a legal memorandum examining voter protection rights in Ohio in light of rising voter suppression concerns in this state. The memo includes an introduction to federal voter protections as well as a brief summary of state […]

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VPP Developing New Field Testing Methods to Investigate Voter Purges and Drops

Excerpt – Wade Rathke, Chief Organizer Blog – February 15, 2020 As the Voter Purge Project moves forward, we are now analyzing the voter files on more than a dozen states on our way to double that number in coming weeks. Many of them include the hotly contested “battleground” states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and […]

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In Closely Divided Wisconsin, the Battle for Votes Is Already Underway

A legal challenge over who can vote in Wisconsin has set off a furious fight, a reflection of political tension in a pivotal state for the presidential race. Jan. 14, 2020By Mitch Smith and Michael Wines MADISON, Wis. — It began with what seemed like a simple question: If a computer says voters have moved and are no […]

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