04/18/14 11:30 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. The waiting period for violent felons to apply for restoration of rights has been reduced to three years from five, the...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/14/14 09:00 AM
Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/11/14 05:53 PM
President Obama on Friday said that Republicans were behind the biggest threat to voting rights in decades. “The principle of one person, one vote is the single greatest tool we have to redress an unjust status quo. You would think there would not be an argument about this anymore,” said...
By Jim Vertuno | 04/10/14 08:08 AM
Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 10:37 AM
Vice President Joe Biden made a pitch for voting rights in a new video for the Democratic National Committee, urging supporters to help the organization's Voter Expansion Project ahead of November's midterms. “If someone had said to me ten years ago that I'd have to make a pitch for...
By Rich Zeoli | 03/24/14 03:19 PM
The differences in the case against former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and the case against the four democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are distinctive. In Virginia, the investigation was completed; charges were considered, and ultimately rendered. In Pennsylvania, the...
By David Limbaugh | 03/20/14 05:05 PM
This is a headline we should never see in the United States: "Federal judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas can require voters to prove their citizenship." The fact that this issue would be disputed at all is astonishing. That it is legally contested is stunning. That the prime mover in initiating...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/18/14 04:39 PM
Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation. "Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar...
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