Voting Rights Act
The right to vote is sacred. It is how we hold our leaders accountable and make sure our democracy is responsive to all citizens. Yet, today, powerful forces are intent on making voting more difficult instead of more accessible and it could hurt Montana families in Indian Country.
Hardly anyone noticed last spring when Jon Husted, the Republican secretary of state in Ohio, issued a report on the 2012 election. Out of 5.63 million ballots cast in that state, he identified 135 possible cases of voter fraud.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder has opened what will be an epic battle over whether our country will remain committed to equal rights at the ballot box. In a display of egregious judicial activism in late June, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Right…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Wyoming state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ballot.
Could a film alter the course of Supreme Court history?
On Election Day, community newspapers across America encourage readers to vote. What if instead somebody — or even your government — said you couldn’t vote?
Poll tax is a loaded term that should not be used lightly. But when Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP convention in Houston, he was absolutely right in his description of new voting laws passed by Republican legislatures in a dozen states: “We call those poll taxes.”
The decennial redrawing of Montana legislative districts must reflect changes in our state population so that all residents can receive equal representation.
As Americans turn out to vote this election year, a battle to turn them back is being waged, a top civil liberties attorney said Wednesday.
DENVER — An attorney for a Wyoming county on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to overturn an order that opposes the county's plan to reconfigure its voting system to address a legal challenge from American Indians.
CHEYENNE — Fremont County this week alerted a federal appeals court in Denver that Wyoming recently approved a change to state law allowing counties to reconfigure voting districts.
CHEYENNE — Critics say a draft bill that cleared a legislative committee on Monday is part of a broader effort by Fremont County to sidestep a federal judge's order that it stop disenfranchising American Indian voters.
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