Texas Nailed Again for Racial Gerrymandering

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has, for the second time in just a few weeks, ruled that the Republican-dominated Texas legislature intentionally drew congressional districts to dilute the influence of minority voters, engaging in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. … [Read more...]

Gerrymandering Worse in Michigan Than in Wisconsin

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a crucial case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin, an analysis by a non-partisan group in Michigan finds that the partisan drawing of districts is even worse here in Michigan, using the same standard applied in that court case. … [Read more...]

Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law. Again.

For the second time, a federal judge in Texas has struck down a photo ID law in Texas passed in 2001. The judge had already struck it down once, but the appeals court remanded it back to her and instructed her to reconsider without the weight of historical evidence. She did that and reached the same conclusion. … [Read more...]

The Total Absence of Evidence for ‘Millions’ of Illegal Voters

When asked to justify Trump's ridiculous claim of 3-5 million illegal voters in the November election, his aides have told the media to talk to Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State. ThinkProgress got a look at the evidence he offers for that claim. To call it lame would be to give it far too much credit. … [Read more...]

Former Head of Colorado GOP Indicted for Voter Fraud

It's funny, for all the talk from Republicans about how allegedly rampant voter fraud is, the few actual cases where it's prosecuted usually seem to involve Republicans. The former head of the Colorado Republican Party has been charged with voter fraud for forging his wife's mail-in ballot. … [Read more...]

Could the End of the Gerrymander Be In Sight?

This term the Supreme Court is going to hear a very important case involving partisan gerrymandering that, for the first time, has a real chance of getting the court to intervene in redistricting cases involving partisan, rather than racial, gerrymandering. … [Read more...]

Miller’s Absurd Refusal to Provide Evidence of Voter Fraud

Steven Miller's interview with George Stephanopoulos was a disaster on every possible level, but never more than the very end, when he was asked about Trump's bizarre claim that illegal voters were bused into New Hampshire from Massachusetts. Stephanopoulos pressed him again and again to present evidence. He had none. … [Read more...]

Trump: Pence Will Lead Voter Fraud Investigation

It's been clear for a couple weeks now that, despite the fact that Donald Trump continues to claim that 3-5 million undocumented immigrants voted in the last election, they'd really like the issue to remain just rhetoric. But as the press has continued to ask about it, Trump had to at least pretend to be doing something. … [Read more...]

Source of Voter Fraud Claim Registered in Three States

Here's your morning cup of hot, steaming irony. Gregg Phillips, the formerly anonymous nobody who is the source for Trump's claim of 3-5 million illegal votes but has offered not a shred of evidence for that claim, is himself registered to vote in three states. … [Read more...]

Another Legal Victory Against Gerrymandering

A federal appeals court has struck down the congressional districts drawn by Republicans in Wisconsin and ordered them to be redrawn without blatant attempts to rig the makeup of the legislature. This is one of several cases that the Supreme Court will eventually hear. … [Read more...]

Voter Fraud Conspiracy Nut Can Prove It. Really, He Can.

The entire claim about 3-5 million votes by illegal immigrants originated with a guy named Gregg Phillips, who claimed on Twitter that he had examined 180 million voter records and had reached that conclusion. He was interviewed on CNN. It didn't go well for him. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Totally Incoherent Rambling About Voter Fraud

ABC scored the first long-form interview of Donald Trump since taking office and got an earful of nonsensical babbling when they asked him about his claim that 3-5 million people voted illegally in the presidential election. Try to make sense of any of this: … [Read more...]