September 8, 2012


Latest News, Voter Protection

Republicans Losing Election Law War as Campaign Ramps Up

Republicans are losing most of the court fights with Democrats over whether GOP-backed state voter regulations will illegally suppress turnout among the poor and minorities in the Nov. 6 presidential contest.

Last month, U.S. courts rejected election-related laws passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in OhioFlorida and Texas, finding they violated the right to vote. At least 14 cases challenging voter-list purges, provisional-ballot rules, early voting curbs or photo identification mandates are pending in WisconsinPennsylvania, Colorado, Iowa, Florida and Ohio.

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