Tag Archives: Voter ID
How a misleading advisory to county elections officials triggered fake news that Texas Republicans could use to bolster new barriers for voting.
Last month, after a double-digit increase in voter turnout during the midterms and the best election results Texas Democrats had seen in at least a quarter cent...Read More
Many have tried; few have succeeded. But the latest political phenom thinks he’ll be more effective at courting young voters.
With the Retama Auditorium filled to capacity, hundreds of students packed outside the entrance, hoping to get a glimpse of Beto O’Rourke as he swung through...Read More
Despite repeat rulings that Texas passed voter ID with racist intent, judge tells opponents from the bench, “You have nothing.”
Before any of the attorneys even uttered a word, Judge Edith Jones already sounded irritated. She called the case before her and the two other Fifth Circuit jud...Read More
Since 2011, nine federal court rulings have concluded that Texas passed intentionally racist voting laws. Three of those rulings happened in just the past two weeks.
Since 2011, nine federal court rulings have concluded that Texas passed intentionally racist voting laws. Three happened in just the past two weeks....Read More
The new legal brief is a sign of the Justice Department’s dramatically different take on voting rights under the Trump Administration.
Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) waged legal war against the voter ID rules Texas lawmakers passed in 2011, saying the new r...Read More
The Texas Legislature passed at least 5 arguably unconstitutional bills this year, and the special session hasn’t even started.
Infighting, red-meat politics and parliamentary revenge characterized this year’s Texas Legislature. Amid the fray, legislators failed to reauthorize basic st...Read More
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete, while others could see several more years of litigation.
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete while others could see several more years of litigation....Read More
Critics say rarely issued election identification certificates are more 'illusion' than 'remedy.'
After calling dozens of counties, the Observer found that many state employees don't know how to get Texans the alternative voter IDs the law allows them....Read More
The state excels at creating solutions in search of problems, making life more difficult for the most marginalized Texans.
To me, it looks as though the problem the state has is with some Texans. Texans who aren’t wealthy white folks, or who aren’t likely to be turning up to vot...Read More