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.
February 17, 2012 -
On an island off the coast of Florida, the billionaire brothers behind Koch Industries recently gave an order to push the privatization of schools, prisons and anything else standing in the way of the almighty Corporation.
February 9, 2012 -
While Mississippi voters defeated a widely-publicized, anti-abortion "personhood" initiative in fall 2011, they also approved another measure: a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
January 27, 2012 -
With South Carolina's new voter ID bill facing federal scrutiny, a Republican official claimed to have found over 900 cases of dead voters casting a ballot. But then the claims started to unravel, and officials won't release the list of supposedly suspect voters.
January 20, 2012 -
When South Carolina residents go to the polls on Jan. 21 to choose a Republican presidential candidate, they won't have to show photo ID thanks to the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to block a state law that would have disproportionately disenfranchised minorities. But Gov. Nikki Haley plans to challenge the move.
August 3, 2011 -
Facing South readers know the story. After campaigning on jobs and the economy, Republicans in state legislatures in the South and nationally focused on pushing laws that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.
August 17, 2006 -
After a judge struck down Georgia's voter ID legislation as the equivalent of a "new poll tax" last year, state Republicans went back to the drawing board to devise a new law that still threatened to disenfranchise thousands of voters.
April 28, 2005 -
Georgia's Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue, who swept to office on a wave of white outrage over disrespect of the Confederate flag, today signed a bill that would finally repeal discriminatory laws left over from the fight against civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.