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2016 Election, 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Barack Obama, News, Opinion, Politics, Poll Tax, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Restrictions, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act -

OPINION - In theory, the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution February 3, 1870 gave black men the right to vote and black women achieved the same when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920.
Reality has been something else. Something tragic...

The post The fight to vote in 2015: Why restoring the Voting Rights Act matters appeared first on theGrio.

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Pennsylvania, Politics, Uncategorized, Voter Disenfranchisement, Voter ID, Voter ID Laws -

A new voter ID law passed by Republicans in Pennsylvania could disenfranchise over three quarters of a million voters, and will likely hit the poor and minorities hardest.

The post 'It's a nightmare': Pennsylvanians without ID speak out on controversial new voting law appeared first on theGrio.

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter criticized Pennsylvania's new voter ID law, describing it as 'a bad solution looking for a problem'...

The post Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter on new PA voter ID law: 'A bad solution looking for a problem' appeared first on theGrio.

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Christopher Broach, Democrats, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Identification -

A Democratic state election official says he will not enforce the Pennsylvania voter ID laws...

The post Election official will not enforce Pennsylvania voter ID laws appeared first on theGrio.

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Election 2012, Justice Department, Politics, Steve King, Voter ID -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans are striking out against the Justice Department, saying its decision to contest several state voter ID laws shows the agency isn't concerned with the integrity of the vote...

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ACLU, Election 2012, Pennsylvania, Politics, Video, Voter ID, Voting, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - A new report commissioned by the ACLU finds that many Pennsylvania residents who would not have the proper identification to vote in the general election are unaware that they could be turned away at the polls...

The post ACLU: Over 1 million Pennsylvanians think they have proper voter ID, but they don't appeared first on theGrio.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday to protest a tough new voter ID law...

The post Protest rally sets stage for Pa. voter ID hearing appeared first on theGrio.

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Election 2012, Justice Department, Pennsylvania, Politics, Voter ID, Voting Rights -

theGRIO REPORT - The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of Pennsylvania's new voter-ID law, which would bar anyone with a photo identification from casting a ballot in this year's elections...

The post Justice Department to investigate new voter ID law in Pennsyvlania appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Although the ID itself may not be at a cost, the documents needed to get the voter ID are not free...

The post How do you obtain a voter ID? appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Battleground 2012, Eric Holder, Mike Turzai, Mitt Romney, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadephia, Pittsburgh, Politics, Ronald Waters, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Supression Laws, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act -

theGRIO REPORT - A controversial voter identification law adopted earlier this year here could potentially prevent tens of thousands of people from casting ballots in a state President Obama essentially must win to be re-elected...

The post Battleground 2012: Could a voter ID law hurt Obama's chances in Pennsylvania? appeared first on theGrio.

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Attorney General, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Obama Administration, Opinion, Politics, Poll Taxes, Voter ID -

OPINION - This nation’s first African-American Attorney General exists in the historical shadow of this nation’s first black president, but Eric Holder has established himself as one of the most racially progressive AG’s ever to hold the office...

The post Eric Holder: Barack Obama's 'secret weapon' with black voters? appeared first on theGrio.

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Jim Crow, NAACP, Politics, Poll Tax, Poll Taxes, Voter ID, Voter ID Laws, Voting Rights, Websites -

theGRIO REPORT - Addressing the 103rd NAACP Convention in Houston, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder likened new voter ID laws to poll taxes...

The post How poll taxes have historically hurt black Americans appeared first on theGrio.

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HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the NAACP convention in Houston...

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Election 2012, Politics, Voter ID, Voting, Voting Rights -

(AP) - When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport...

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Benjamin Jealous, Convention, Election 2012, Houston, Joe Biden, NAACP, Politics, Trayvon Martin, Voter ID, Voting Rights -

HOUSTON (AP) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says its newest battle is really an old one...

The post NAACP convention to tackle new voting laws appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Black Voters, Election 2012, Mike Turzai, Mitt Romney, Opinion, Politics, Republicans, Video, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Suppression, Voting, Voting Rights, Youth Vote -

OPINION - The Republican strategy for winning the youth vote, black vote, and low-income vote has been to ensure that no one belonging to any of those three groups is able to vote

The post GOP rep Mike Turzai's gaffe reveals real goal of voter ID laws: Voter suppression appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Election 2012, Election Day, Lawyers, Politics, Voter ID, Voting Rights -

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate...

The post Obama campaign organizing thousands of lawyers for Election Day to combat voter ID laws appeared first on theGrio.

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Attorney General, Black Republicans, Eric Holder, Herman Cain, Ken Blackwell, Politics, Voter ID, Voter ID Laws -

Herman Cain and Ken Blackwell released a video attacking Attorney General Eric Holder for his position on voter ID laws...

The post Black Republicans Herman Cain and Ken Blackwell team up to attack Eric Holder appeared first on theGrio.

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Barack Obama, Black Voters, Election 2012, Immigration, Latino Voters, Latinos, Minorities, Mitt Romney, Opinion, Politics, Voter ID -

OPINION - It’s no coincidence that voter ID laws have been popping up in states with populations of black and Latino voters that could swing election outcomes...

The post Why we need a black-brown political coalition now more than ever appeared first on theGrio.

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