3 posts tagged voter id laws
Republicans in Florida set out to make registering voters harder for this election. The new rules took effect last year, and the results are clear. Republicans are still reaching and registering new voters, if not quite as many. Democrats, as you can see on the chart above, are scarcely registering new voters at all.
Breaking news out of Wisconsin this morning, where the Atty Gen. is attempting to bypass the Court of Appeals in order to have the voter ID law reinstated. Read more here:
The law had already been ruled unconstitutional after a 2nd judge decided it created a “substantial impairment of the right to vote.”
With a Wisconsin native on the GOP ticket, and a tight race ahead, every vote will matter in this important swing state.
Wednesday saw a mix of good and bad news in the fight against voter suppression.
The good: Ohio Secretary of State agrees to uniform early voting hours across all 88 counties. The bad: a PA judge refuses to block the strict voter ID law, even though its defenders used lines like these in court.