In the News: Voting Rights Updates From Around America

Today, our friend TokyoSand gives us some important updates on how various states are working to ensure our right to vote, to have our voice heard and counted, despite the republicans’ best efforts to disenfranchise half of the country! Thank you, TS … great work!


Our ability to vote is under siege by Trump and the Republican party. It’s critical that we pay attention to what is happening so we can push back when warranted, and celebrate the voting rights wins when they happen.

With that, here’s some recent voting rights news:

In North Carolina, a panel of judges denied the Republicans attempt to reinstate the voter ID law. Although some lawsuits are still outstanding, there will be no voter ID required for the November election.

Arkansas voters will see a ballot measure this fall which is seeking to establish an independent redistricting commission to redraw congressional and legislative district lines (which happens in 2021, following the census.) There is ongoing litigation that might take this measure off the ballot, but for now, voters will have the opportunity to vote for it.

In Georgia, two nonprofit organizations have mailed absentee ballot applications to…

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2 thoughts on “In the News: Voting Rights Updates From Around America

  1. Jill, living in NC, the judges were right to deny this request. It was “Jim Crow-like” and the judges who called it unconstitutional used the term “laser-like precision” in its discrimination. But, the Buncombe county GOP director let the cat out of the bag in an interview on “The Daily Show.” He said the law was designed “to kick Democrats’ butts.” The interviewer said “You know are taping this?” Keith

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    • I agree. Gerrymandering is almost never done for any purpose other than racism, to collect minority voters into the fewest number of districts, or spread them out in such a way as to dilute their vote. Wow … really smart of that GOP director, eh? But then … I no longer look for nor expect much smart out of the GOP.


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