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Voter ID laws in action: "Looks like I don't get to vote today"

Voter ID laws in action: "Looks like I don't get to vote today" | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Thwarted voters take to Twitter to describe how the new laws hampered voting, confused poll workers, and inspired some to just stay home.
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Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People
American elections feature an epic struggle between actual people trying to express their views in the face of fictional "people" (i.e., Corporations) trying to buy influence. I want to highlight topics such as corrupt money in politics, campaign lies and dishonesty, voter suppression.
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Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races

Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
More than a dozen states will use the laws for the first time in a presidential election this fall, a step researchers say disproportionately affects minority voters.
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The Supreme Court just delivered a major blow to the tea party

The high court unanimously ruled that Arizona's legislative maps were drawn to comply with the Voting Rights Act.
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Ex-Staffer: Wisconsin GOPers Cheered Voter ID Bill For What It 'Could Do For Us’

Ex-Staffer: Wisconsin GOPers Cheered Voter ID Bill For What It 'Could Do For Us’ | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
A former top staffer for a Republican legislator in Wisconsin suggested this week that GOP legislators were motivated to pass the state’s tough photo voter ID law because they believed it would help them at the ballot box, an account he expanded on in a Wednesday interview with TPM.

Todd Allbaugh, who served as chief of staff for state Sen. Dale Schultz (R) until the legislator retired in 2015, first made the claims in a Tuesday Facebook post that caught the attention of national voting rights experts.
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House Republican accidentally tells the truth about voter ID

House Republican accidentally tells the truth about voter ID | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Republicans are supposed say that voter-ID policies have nothing to do with partisanship. Occasionally, they slip and accidentally tell the truth.
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It's gotta be hard to keep up the pretense when the facts don't lie.
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Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Caused Major Problems at the Polls Last Night

Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law Caused Major Problems at the Polls Last Night | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Milwaukee—Dennis Hatten voted in Wisconsin yesterday, but it wasn’t easy for him, or thousands of other voters. Hatten spent months trying to get a voter ID and then had to make multiple trips to the polls to vote.
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5 Outrageous Examples of Voter Suppression in the Arizona Primary

5 Outrageous Examples of Voter Suppression in the Arizona Primary | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
During last night's Democratic primary, Arizona election officials just showed America what textbook voter suppression looks like.
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Illinois College Students Say They Were Threatened With Arrest And Turned Away From The Polls

Illinois College Students Say They Were Threatened With Arrest And Turned Away From The Polls | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
One Wheaton College student said it felt like "intentional voter suppression."
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Students Are Being Rejected From The Polls Because Of North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

Students Are Being Rejected From The Polls Because Of North Carolina’s Voter ID Law | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Five percent of registered voters do not have the appropriate ID.
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Voter suppression efforts didn't end in the 1960s.

Voter suppression efforts didn't end in the 1960s. | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Take NAACP’s quiz to see just how little has changed.
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New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans

New evidence that voter ID laws ‘skew democracy’ in favor of white Republicans | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
One of the first studies examining the impact of recent voter ID laws draws some strong conclusions.
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The Conservative Case for Campaign-Finance Reform

The Conservative Case for Campaign-Finance Reform | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Big money encourages big government. So why aren’t the Republican candidates talking about it?
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Oh, if only there were a few Republicans who lived in a logic- and reality-based world.

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Here are 3 big reasons millions of Americans don't feel like voting.

Here are 3 big reasons millions of Americans don't feel like voting. | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Why so many voters don't feel like it matters to them at all to actually get out and cast a ballot.
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Republicans' voter-ID laws 'work' as intended

Republicans' voter-ID laws 'work' as intended | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
There's fresh evidence that Republicans' voter-ID laws do exactly what they're intended to do: tilt the playing field to deliberately help GOP candidates win.
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Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote, circumventing the Republican-run legislature.
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What Happens To Democracy After You Gut The Voting Rights Act, In One Map

What Happens To Democracy After You Gut The Voting Rights Act, In One Map | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Have voters in your state been affected?
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Excellent state-by-state breakdown of voter disenfranchise efforts.
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Wisconsin's voter-ID scheme comes into sharper focus

Wisconsin's voter-ID scheme comes into sharper focus | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
First, a Republican congressman admitted that voter ID is an election tool to help his party. Now a Republican staffer offers compelling new proof.
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Voter Fraud Is a Proven Election Manipulation Tactic - US News

Voter Fraud Is a Proven Election Manipulation Tactic - US News | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
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This article from right wing Heritage Foundation discusses so-called voter fraud, but the examples cited have nothing to do with voter impersonation fraud, which is the only thing that voter ID laws would affect.  So, it basically proves the point that voter ID laws are solely a voting disenfranchise tactic.
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Republicans and Voter Suppression

Republicans and Voter Suppression | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court rejects a dangerous challenge to equal representation, but harmful voter-ID laws live on.
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There Were 5-Hour Lines to Vote in Arizona Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act

There Were 5-Hour Lines to Vote in Arizona Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Aracely Calderon, a naturalized citizen from Guatemala, arrived just before the polls closed at 7 pm in downtown Phoenix to vote in Arizona’s primary last night. “When Calderon arrived, the line spanned more than 700 people and almost 4 blocks,” the Arizona Republic reported.
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Texas governor helps debunk his own voter-fraud argument

Texas governor helps debunk his own voter-fraud argument | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
While trying to defend needless voting restrictions, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed to evidence that makes clear he's cracking down on a problem that doesn't exist.
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The nation's top election watchdog just hit a new low

The nation's top election watchdog just hit a new low | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
The FEC's attitude toward policing campaign finance is now basically ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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Fed Official Requires Proof Of Citizenship For Voter Registration In 3 States

Fed Official Requires Proof Of Citizenship For Voter Registration In 3 States | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency's commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
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Surprise, surprise: this stems from evil Kansas Secretary of State Kris (Voter Disenfranchisement) Kobach.

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Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think

Study Finds Republican Voter Suppression Is Even More Effective Than You Think | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
In primary elections, strict voter ID laws drive down Latino turnout by 9.3 points, Black turnout by 8.6 points, and Asian American turnout by 12.5 points.
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Let Math Save Our Democracy

Let Math Save Our Democracy | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
The ­Supreme Court can limit gerrymandering with a judicious use of statistics.
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