GOP lawmakers in Virginia are trying to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Republicans filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Virginia complaining Gov. McAuliffe overstepped his authority last month when he restored felons’ voting rights. They have also accused McAuliffe of rushing […]
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.
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 […]
“We can’t sit back and make excuses,” says BGV Founder Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson. “Our vote is our voice. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a GED, or if you have a PhD, we’re all the same.”
Every person deserves to be counted and given equal protection, not just some of us.
The Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama NAACP on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Alabama, alleging that officials violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act when they enacted a strict Voter ID law.