Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People
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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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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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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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Alabama Demands Voter ID--Then Closes Driver's License Offices In Black Counties

Alabama Demands Voter ID--Then Closes Driver's License Offices In Black Counties | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
What happens when a state with a tough voter ID law suddenly makes it much harder for minorities to get driver's licenses? We are about to find out in Alabama.

Facing a budget crisis, Alabama has shuttered 31 driver's license offices, many of them in counties with a high proportion of black residents. Coming after the state recently put into effect a tougher voter ID law, the closures will cut off access -- particularly for minorities -- to one of the few types of IDs accepted.

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Can you be more transparent, GOP?

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A Dream Undone

A Dream Undone | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Inside the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.
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Long but rewarding article about the history and importance of the Voting Rights Act.

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WSU statistician sues seeking Kansas voting machine paper tapes

WSU statistician sues seeking Kansas voting machine paper tapes | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
Beth Clarkson has analyzed election returns showing an unexplained pattern where the percentage of Republican votes increases the larger the size of the precinct.
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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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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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The 3 People Being Prosecuted For Voter Fraud In Kansas

The 3 People Being Prosecuted For Voter Fraud In Kansas | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
They're all in their 60s and accidentally voted in multiple states.
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Not only did these three cases have absolutely no chance of affecting any election outcome; but voter ID laws would have had no effect on whether any of them could have voted.  The only fraud is Kobach using these cases as a ruse to justify voter suppression of disfavored groups.

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President Obama’s Letter to the Editor

President Obama’s Letter to the Editor | Election by Actual (Not Fictional) People | Scoop.it
A letter from the president in response to Jim Rutenberg’s article about the 50-year campaign to roll back the Voting Rights Act.
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<<I am where I am today only because men and women like Rosanell Eaton refused to accept anything less than a full measure of equality. Their efforts made our country a better place. It is now up to us to continue those efforts. Congress must restore the Voting Rights Act.>>

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Trump: "When you give (money to politicians) they do whatever the hell you want them to do." (VIDEO)

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The Donald makes the case for public financing of elections.

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