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Trump accused of ‘criminal extortion’ after asking Georgia officials to ‘find’ 11,000 votes for him

“Knowing what Trump has said in leaked phone calls, just imagine what he’s said in calls that weren’t.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, January 3, 2021 President Donald J. Trump speaks on the phone as…

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Posted in Columns Elections Voter suppression Wade Rathke

Voter suppression unmasked and undaunted

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Pearl River.  What’s the saying, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride….” The old Scottish nursing rhyme harkens to the days when the differences between the rich and poor might…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter News Voter suppression

Civil Rights groups denounce Georgia officials for closing Early Voting Sites ahead of Senate Runoffs

“Restoring all early voting sites isn’t a concession—it’s restoring a baseline for voting access.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, December 24, 2020 Voting rights groups on Wednesday accused officials in at least two Georgia counties…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

From ‘Alternative Facts’ to ‘Alternate Electors’: Stephen Miller pushes absurd new strategy in face of Trump loss

“They’re actively attempting a coup. It’s extremely stupid. But that is what it is and it’s beyond troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 14, 2020 As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors…

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Rathke: Voter Purges Coming in Wisconsin and Georgia

New Orleans       A Georgia judge allowed a 300,000 voter purge to happen hours ago in that state.  A lawsuit filed by Fair Vote Action seeking to prevent the purge will happen later this week on…

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Posted in Analysis Elections Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

The Trump Campaign can’t find a judge who will ignore facts — but it’s trying

The Trump campaign’s legal strategy has come down to this: Even as judges dismiss lawsuits as baseless, it files nearly identical ones in new courts, hoping for more favorable judges. Failure has not slowed it down….

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Posted in Common Dreams News Voter suppression

Arizona officials vow to ‘continue our job’ counting votes as Trump backers—some armed with AR-15s—gather at local election building

“All of us are committed to a fair and efficient count of all votes,” Maricopa County officials said. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, November 5 Undeterred by a crowd of Trump supporters—some of whom were…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Vote by mail Voter suppression

Justice Kavanaugh parrots Trump mail-in ballot lies as Supreme Court bars extension of Wisconsin deadline

“He’s Down to Steal This Thing” “Kavanaugh is announcing to the world that if it will help Trump win he will join a decision to not count votes.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 27…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail Voter suppression

Trump lawsuit to stop mail-In vote counting in Nevada condemned as suppression attempt

“This suit is nothing but a sham.”  ‘Obvious’ and ‘Desperate’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, October 24 In a move the Nevada Democratic Party denounced as a “desperate play” to suppress votes just ahead of…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail Voter suppression

Voters implored to submit ballots ASAP as ‘unacceptable’ mail delays caused by DeJoy persist in key states

“Parts of the presidential battleground states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio fell short of delivery goals by wide margins.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, October 23 With a staggering number of Americans voting…

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Posted in Common Dreams Courts Elections News Voter suppression

Supreme Court blocks GOP effort to curb ballot deadline in Pennsylvania

‘One of the Most Significant Rulings’ of 2020 “This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 20 In both a…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter News Pro Publica Voter suppression

Why do nonwhite Georgia voters have to wait in line for hours?

Their numbers have soared, and their polling places have dwindled. The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering News SCOTUS Voter suppression

SCOTUS nominee Barrett says she would approach election tampering with ‘an open mind’

“This shouldn’t be a hard question. The fact that she would not answer it is deeply troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Tuesday, October 13 When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was asked Tuesday during her second…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Democracy Elections Voter suppression

‘A threat to a fair election’: Danger posed by armed pro-Trump poll watchers

“This is the stuff of our worst nightmares.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, October 9 Following President Donald Trump’s refusal last month to denounce white supremacists along with his longstanding pattern of undermining democratic norms—and…

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Posted in Columns Voter registration Voter suppression Wade Rathke

What the New York Times gets right and wrong about ACORN

by Wade Rathke October 7, 2020 New Orleans   P.T. Barnum, the famous 19th century impresario and huckster from Bridgeport, Connecticut is often quoted as saying, “Any kind of publicity is good publicity as long as…

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Posted in Columns Voter suppression Voting rights Wade Rathke

Database voter suppression strategy

by Wade Rathke New Orleans We all know it’s bad, and then we find out that it’s even worse than we imagined. Sharing the Voter Purge Project’s recently released report on consistent errors in the voter…

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Posted in Columns Voter registration Voter suppression Wade Rathke

Stopping Purges as Voter Registration Deadlines Hit

by Wade Rathke October 5, 2020 New Orleans   We’re on the countdown to the election now. October 5th marks the last voter registration day for the majority of states. The flipping of pages on the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Voter suppression

So-called ‘Election Integrity’ panel in Pennsylvania seen as GOP Trojan horse to help Trump steal election

State Democratic lawmakers called the situation “a national emergency” and said Republican efforts are a “dangerous threat to democracy.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, October 2 A so-called “election integrity” panel proposed by Republican lawmakers…

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Trump’s encouragement of GOP ballot watchers echoes an old tactic of voter intimidation

by  Mark Krasovic, Rutgers University Newark During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he would “urge” his followers to remain calm during a prolonged vote-counting period after the election,…

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Posted in News Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

No Democrats allowed: a conservative lawyer holds secret voter fraud meetings with state election officials

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, whose work about voting fraud has been discredited, has been conducting private meetings for Republicans only. by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman Starting in early spring, as the coronavirus…

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A U.S. Postal Service mailer that is being sent to millions of American households ahead of the November election. (Photo: PolitiFact)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News USPS Voter suppression

States Warn Postal Service is sending misinformation about voting to millions of Americans

“Confusing voters about mail ballots in the middle of a pandemic is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, September 12 Officials in Colorado, California, and Washington state on Friday were forced to publicly clarify local…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations News USPS Voter suppression

USPS watchdog probe found 1 million Primary Ballots likely delivered too late to count

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the findings “more powerful proof that resources and reform are vital right away to prevent serious election mail delays and voting suppression.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, September 2 The…

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Posted in Columns Government Hightower Voter suppression

Save our Post Office and our right to vote

Trump is willing to destroy this prized national asset to cling to power. by Jim Hightower August 19, 2020 As the recently departed progressive champion John Lewis warned, your right to vote “is not guaranteed. You…

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Postal Union Leaders Warn Removal of Mail Sorting Machines and Other DeJoy Damage May Be Difficult to Reverse

“Everybody is fundamentally watching the beginning of the dismantling of the Postal Service,” one veteran postal worker said. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 19 Postal workers and union leaders across the nation are warning…

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