civil rights

How the South Carolina 'dead voters' hoax collapsed

February 24, 2012 - Facing federal scrutiny over a new voter ID law, South Carolina Republicans pushed lurid stories of dead voters taking over the polls. But even as the story fell apart, Fox News and GOP lawmakers dug in -- and still are, despite new evidence that zombie voter hysteria was a bad B-movie hoax.

Voter ID coming to North Carolina?

February 21, 2012 - Democrats and voting rights advocates successfully rebuffed an effort to pass a voter photo ID requirement in North Carolina in 2011. Now state Republicans are giving mixed signals about whether voter ID is back on the agenda.