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Voting Rights Act

Guest opinion: Keep an eye on how Congress acts on voting rights

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.

June 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Pretext of voter fraud claims is fraud

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.

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Holder fighting back on voting rights restrictions

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…

July 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Lawmakers consider bill requiring photo ID to vote

Lawmakers consider bill requiring photo ID to vote

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.

January 25, 2013 9:36 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Lincoln, Reconstruction and today's Supreme Court

Could a film alter the course of Supreme Court history?

January 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Be an American whose opinion counts: Vote

On Election Day, community newspapers across America encourage readers to vote. What if instead somebody — or even your government — said you couldn’t vote?

November 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Voter ID laws aim to discourage young, poor, minorities

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.”

July 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Redistricting must serve 1 million Montanans

The decennial redrawing of Montana legislative districts must reflect changes in our state population so that all residents can receive equal representation.

May 13, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
Lead ACLU lawyer to speak in Billings on Saturday

Lead ACLU lawyer to speak in Billings on Saturday

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.

March 07, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

Appeals court considers Wyoming County vote plan

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.

March 10, 2011 10:23 pmLoading…

Fremont County alerts court to new voting law

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.

March 09, 2011 10:35 pmLoading…

Committee endorses hybrid districting bill

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.

November 08, 2010 6:32 pmLoading…

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