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Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

By WSN Editorial Board

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Until New York reforms its own voting process, state officials have no legitimate argument to make against conservative state legislatures taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling.

Christina’s Case: Townhall misleads on voter indentification

Christina’s Case: Townhall misleads on voter indentification

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Two editors at Townhall, a conservative news outlet, recently touted a local NBC report that found rare instances of voter fraud in Florida. Using the report, its staff made a misguided case against individuals who oppose voter identification laws. In a March 19 article, Senior Political Editor Guy Ben...

North Carolina voter law discriminates against black voters

North Carolina voter law discriminates against black voters

October 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A new voter ID law came into effect in North Carolina on Oct. 1. It drastically altered the electoral procedures of the state and introduced some of the most stringent voting laws in the nation. The Justice Department plans to sue the state, citing that this law is a blatant attempt to disenfranchise...

Early voting laws cause partisan conflict

Early voting laws cause partisan conflict

October 1, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, a federal court in Florida upheld the state’s restrictive new early voting laws. The new law in Florida will cut the minimum number of early voting days before Election Day on Nov. 6. A similar law was recently struck down in Ohio, where the new law would have eliminated several early vo...