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Here’s one bit of good news out of Florida to tide you over no matter what happens for the rest of this hell night: A majority of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for people with felony convictions. This will restore the right to vote to 1.5 million people, according to data from…


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Marissa Alexander knows politics. No political race—judgeship, state representative, national—nor proposed amendment escapes her notice. That’s why during this midterm election season, she has sat down her 18-year-old twins at the dinner table to go over everything—the amendments and candidates that…


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  The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday congratulated New Zealand on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and said that effort had paved the way for others around the world. “Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents,” Meghan […]

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  The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ […]

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Bokeem Woodbine captured our hearts and broke them at the same time with his role in Jason’s Lyric (1994). Now Woodbine will star as the lead in the new CBS drama pilot, Main Justice, a series based on the real life of former United States Attorney General Eric Holder. The series is written by Sascha […]

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“All politics is local” – Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, Speaker of the House, 1977-1987 On Tuesday, […]

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Fourteen years ago this week, a white sitting judge in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish attended a […]

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With the debate over gerrymandering making its way through the Supreme Court, and voter suppression […]

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Leaders of some of the nation’s top civil rights groups were scheduled to meet Tuesday, […]

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The United States Supreme Court’s decision to review a challenge to Ohio’s voters roll purge […]

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On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Donald Trump tweeted his intent to launch a major investigation into […]

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Appointing Jeff Sessions to the position of attorney general is like hiring an arsonist for fire chief.

The post The KKK has friend in Jeff Sessions as nation’s top cop appeared first on theGrio.

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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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‘Individualism’ The great scholar Dr. Amos Wilson spoke on why the myth of individualism is […]

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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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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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Barack Obama, Early Voting, Election 2012, John Kasich, Lawsuit, Ohio, Politics, Voting Rights -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is suing Ohio's top elections official in a dispute over a state law that restricts early, in-person voting during the three days before Election Day...

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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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theGRIO REPORT - One of every 13 African-Americans of voting age is disenfranchised because of laws in states that prevent current or ex-felons from voting...

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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) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters...

The post Eric Holder calls voter ID a modern 'poll tax' at NAACP convention 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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(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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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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Affirmative Action, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Donald Trump, Earl Warren, Health Care, John Roberts, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Supreme Court, Voting Rights, Washington DC -

OPINION - The jury is still out on Roberts, but before we consider him a new reliable swing vote or a conservative-turned-liberal justice, consider the evidence that this was nothing less than a political move on his part...

The post Is Chief Justice John Roberts turning over a new leaf? 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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