GovBeat: Voting Wars


Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013

Wisconsin Republicans move to cut early voting hours

Assembly Republicans voted to cut early voting hours in a contentious session on Thursday.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars, wisconsin

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Five reasons voter identification bills disproportionately impact women

Women are more likely to be part of groups disproportionately hit by the new laws.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Here’s how to clean up messy voter rolls

A new program aimed at cleaning up voter lists without canceling legitimate registration has caught on in seven states.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013

The Supreme Court’s impact on voting rights, in two maps

A Supreme Court decision ushered in a wave of changes to voting rules across the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Republicans target minor parties after election losses

Republicans are raising thresholds minor parties must meet to qualify for the ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Montana, newsletter, Ohio, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Texas election shows impact of voter ID laws

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott got to vote -- thanks to state Sen. Wendy Davis, his likely rival next year.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, texas, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Arizona election law will be put to statewide vote

A controversial election reform law will be put to a vote in 2014.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Judge rejects Democratic challenge to Virginia voter purge

A federal judge said there wasn’t enough evidence of disenfranchisement to stop a purge.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Minnesota feuds over online voter registration

The dispute is less about registering online and more about whether the Secretary of State has to seek legislative approval.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota, States, voter registration, Voting Wars

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Virginia election officials purging almost 40,000 voters

Virginia officials have scratched more than 38,000 voters from its rolls, despite concerns from local election administrators.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cuccinelli, governor, States, virginia, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Voting wars coming to Wisconsin

Party-line votes on minor tweaks hint at distrust in a deeply-polarized state.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:50 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  States, voting rights, Voting Wars, wisconsin

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Arizona law may restrict voting in local elections

Arizona’s attorney general says some voters who registered using a federal form can’t vote in state and local elections.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, campaigns, elections, States, voting, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013

What’s the deal with Justice suing North Carolina?

We chatted with Post TV about a lawsuit over North Carolina’s controversial election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:55 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Carolina, States, voter id, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Justice Dept. will sue North Carolina over voting bill

The Justice Department will announce Monday it is suing North Carolina over a sweeping election reform bill.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election law, North Carolina, voting rights, Voting Wars

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Democrats push back on voting rights

Democrats are pushing back at Republican attempts to reform voting laws around the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, elections, Minnesota, nevada, new mexico, oregon, States, voting, Voting Wars, washington