true the vote
August 29, 2013 -
The conservative mega-donor, now the state budget director, played important but behind-the-scenes roles in the passage of one of the nation's most restrictive voting laws, from ginning up fear of voter fraud to backing politicians who fought for voting restrictions.
August 8, 2013 -
The broad election changes bill passed by the North Carolina legislature and awaiting the governor's signature has a number of provisions worrying to voting rights advocates. But among the most troubling are those that expand the powers of poll observers and election challengers, whose efforts take place in the context of the state's struggles with racism.
July 25, 2013 -
North Carolina lawmakers are poised to pass the harshest voter photo ID law in the nation -- an effort that's been met with protests from voting rights advocates and talk of a possible lawsuit by the federal government.
July 12, 2013 -
South Carolina is the latest state where politicians' tales of dead voters casting ballots have been proven false, but restrictive voting laws are still being passed in response to these myths. Perhaps it's time for a law to ban such false claims as a form of voter fraud?
July 8, 2013 -
With another Moral Monday protest getting underway at the North Carolina General Assembly, a group affiliated with the tea party movement offers a satirical song for the occasion titled "Marxist Mondays."
June 28, 2013 -
A website publicizing details about people arrested in nonviolent protests at the N.C. legislature expanded this week to include salaries of arrestees who are public workers -- and suffered a setback when local officials said they'd no longer take arrestees' mugshots. Meanwhile, private data-gathering efforts in another state are generating controversy over their use for political retaliation.
June 17, 2013 -
The Texas-based group that targets alleged voter fraud is suing the IRS for refusing to grant its request for tax-exempt status. But the agency has cause to be skeptical about True the Vote's claims of non-partisanship.