Voter Purge News

Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows. From The New York Times: There’s nothing unusual about exaggeration in politics. But when it comes to the debate over voting rights, something more than exaggeration is going on. There’s a real — and bipartisan — misunderstanding about whether making it easier or harder […]

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Opinion: Arizona Republicans’ desperate crusade to find nonexistent voter fraud

As reported by The Washington Post: ARIZONA SENATE President Karen Fann (R) says she is determined to “ensure the integrity of the vote” in her state. Which is supposedly why, five months after Election Day, following multiple credible audits that found no hint of substantial fraud, she insists that the state Senate must conduct yet […]

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Democrats Splinter Over Strategy for Pushing Through Voting Rights Bill

President Biden and leading congressional Democrats have made the far-reaching bill a top priority, but some proponents believe it needs major changes. From The New York Times: Democrats in Congress are quietly splintering over how to handle the expansive voting rights bill that they have made a centerpiece of their ambitious legislative agenda, potentially jeopardizing their chances […]

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Democrats Begin Push for Biggest Expansion of Voting Since 1960s

Democrats characterized the far-reaching elections overhaul as the civil rights battle of modern times. Republicans called it a power grab that would put their party at a permanent disadvantage. From the New York Times: Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the top Republican on the Senate Rules Committee, which convened the hearing, said states were taking […]

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Republicans Aim to Seize More Power Over How Elections Are Run

G.O.P. lawmakers in at least eight states controlled by the party are trying to gain broad influence over the mechanics of voting, in an effort that could further undermine the country’s democratic norms. From the New York Times: Democrats began pushing on Wednesday for the most substantial expansion of voting rights in a half-century, laying […]

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A Close-Up Picture of Partisan Segregation, Among 180 Million Voters

From the New York Times: The broad outlines of America’s partisan divides are visible on any national map. Republicans typically dominate in most Southern and Plains states, and Democrats in Northeastern and West Coast ones. Democrats cluster in urban America, Republicans in more rural places. But keep zooming in — say, to the level of […]

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Virginia Gov. Northam restores voting rights to 69,000 former felons with new policy

From CNN: Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he’s taking executive action to restore voting and other civil rights to former felons as soon as they complete their prison terms — a move that will immediately apply to more than 69,000 formerly incarcerated Virginians. Northam’s action, shared first with CNN, is the latest […]

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Voter purges put eligible Wisconsinites’ rights at risk, new report finds

Wisconsin’s method of cleaning its voter registration list may disenfranchise a significant number of voters.  From The Fulcrum: A new study suggests some voters in Wisconsin, particularly members of minority communities in that perennial tossup state, may lose their voting rights thanks to flaws in the state’s process for maintaining registration lists. At least 4 […]

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The racial burden of voter list maintenance errors: Evidence from Wisconsin’s supplemental movers poll books

Administrative records are increasingly used to identify registered voters who may have moved, with potential movers then sent postcards asking them to confirm their address of registration. From Science Advances: Administrative records are increasingly used to identify registered voters who may have moved, with potential movers then sent postcards asking them to confirm their address […]

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