Roland Martin, John Avlon and Ashleigh Banfield discuss comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder regarding automatically registering every eligible voter in America and enabling their registration to move when they do.
By D.L. Chandler With the presidential election happening in just four days, the battleground state of Ohio is once again a major piece of the election puzzle. Already a hotbed for controversial moves and measures concerning the voting rights of its citizens, the “Buckeye State” finds itself on the map again after Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, acknowledged that [...]
LISTEN: Roland Martin, Marc Morial Discuss Early Voting, Voter Intimidation Billboards And 1-866-MY-VOTE-1
Roland Martin talks with Mark Morial about 1-866-MY-VOTE-1, early voting and voter fraud.
In voter suppression news, in South Carolina, a federal appeals court blocked implementation of that state’s voter I.D. law for this election only. So, no voter I.D. required for Nov 6, but it will be enforced after that. In Ohio, where early voting was restored by a judge last week, the Republican secretary of state [...]
Washington Watch Voter Suppression Update: Pennsylvania Voter I.D. Law Halted; GOP Voter Registration Fraud Caught On Tape (VIDEO)
It’s time now for our voter suppression update, and we have some good news. In Pennsylvania, a state judge has ruled that the provision of the state’s voter I.D. law that requires a photo I.D. for voting will not be enforced – at least for this year’s election. However, voting officials at polling places may [...]
In this week’s voter suppression update we focus on Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. For more information about voter registration and what you need to register for the 2012 election visit 888ourvote.org/state or call 1-866-MY Vote 1
Romney Campaign Volunteer Says She Works For Clerk’s Office, But Only Registering Romney Voters (VIDEO)
Source: The Huffington Post A video uploaded to YouTube on Friday depicting a young woman registering voters in El Paso County, Colorado claiming she works for the clerk’s office, but is only registering voters who support Mitt Romney has gone viral over the weekend. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams disavowed the young [...]
Source: Dan Froomkin / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Haven’t registered to vote? Do it now. Haven’t gotten around to updating your voter registration? Do it now. Aren’t absolutely sure you’re registered correctly? Reregister now. Tell everyone else to do it, too. And consider today your deadline. Those are the core messages behind National Voter Registration Day, a broad-based, [...]
Getting the right to vote was a hundred-year-long struggle that saw beatings, violence and even deaths; and that fight for the right to vote isn’t over. Half a century ago, Blacks were prevented from voting by a variety of intimidating tactics, including literacy tests; poll taxes; dogs; police batons; and violence from angry, White citizens. [...]
Source: Abdul Sada / theGrio Usher, like many celebrities and public figures, is lending his voice to OurTime.org, encouraging young people to get out and register to vote. In the video on their website, the musician’s message to the youth is: “This is when your voice would matter, this is the time that you should engage, this is [...]