After The New York City Board of Elections removed more than 125,000 Democratic voters from the rolls during one of the most important presidential primaries this season, officials have pledged a probe, reports The New York Times.
Tag: Voting rights
Actress/activist Rosario Dawson was among the more than 900 hundred people arrested throughout the week of protests. Most were charged with a misdemeanor, processed, and released on the scene.
The Department of Justice launched an investigation into possible voter suppression in Arizona. Investigators want to know why Maricopa County reduced its number of polling stations.
The decision was made Monday after Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger argued that only eligible voters should be counted, which can harm large urban communities consisting of non-voters and children, but benefit large districts with conservative and rural voters.
During the interview, Clinton addressed her plans for minority/women-owned businesses, the ongoing fight for voting rights, and a number of other topics important to Black voters.
On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]
Just in time for this year’s contentious election season, Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 felons, reports Mother Jones.
The state of Maryland might restore the voting rights of over 40,000 former offenders with felony convictions if a piece of vetoed legislation is successfully overridden. Gov. Larry Hogan shot down the legislation last year, but a strong push from Democrat leadership is aimed to turn the tides. The Huffington Post writes: Over 40,000 people […]
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will prevent the restoration of voting rights for individuals who were convicted of non-violent crimes in the state of Kentucky by executive order.