Category Archives: voting rights

Federal Court Orders San Juan County Voting Rights Suit to Trial

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 93 Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims 99 Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims 106 Reply 141 County Motion for Summary J 144 Navajo Motion for Summary … Continue reading

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Native American Voting Rights Coalition: Midwestern Voting Rights Hearing (9/5/2017)

Here (PDF):

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Native Voting Rights in South Dakota—We Do the Math

From Indian Country Today: South Dakota’s Help America Vote Act Grant Board has approved funding for Indian-reservation satellite-voting centers for the 2018 elections. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs created the bipartisan board in 2015. It distributes federal HAVA money to … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects San Juan County Remedial Maps, Orders Appointment of Special Master

Here is the order in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County (D. Utah): 397 DCT Opinion An excerpt: For the reasons below, San Juan County’s remedial plans fail to pass constitutional muster. Specifically, the court concludes race was the predominant factor … Continue reading

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PBS Newshour: 300,000 Disenfranchised by Voter ID Law in Wisconsin Alone

Here.  That state was decided by 22,000 votes in last Presidential election.  

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NARF Press Release on Presidential Commission on Voter Suppression

Saw this coming. Here: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 12, 2017 Contacts: Natalie Landreth, NARF Staff Attorney, (907) 276-0680; Matt Campbell, NARF Staff Attorney, (303) 447-8760 President Announces Commission to Investigate American Voters Yesterday, the President announced the creation of … Continue reading

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Moyers & Co.: “The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression”

Lies have a purpose. Here.

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Political Lies and the Future of Voting Rights

Lies are often much more plausible, more appealing to reason, than reality, since the liar has the great advantage of knowing beforehand what the audience wishes or expects to hear. He has prepared his story for public consumption with a … Continue reading

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ACLU: Michigan voter ID bill and what you can do to help today/this weekend

Friends, As you are aware, a strict voter ID bill is currently being rammed through the Michigan legislature. It has passed the House and will be considered by the Senate next week. The bill will be before the Senate Elections … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Orders Satellite Polling Places on Two Nevada Reservations

Here are the briefs and order in the matter of Sanchez et al v. Cegavske et al, 16-cv-00523 (D. Nev. Oct. 7, 2016): Doc. 1 – Verified Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Doc. 10 – Verified First Amended Complaint … Continue reading

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