Judge Orders RNC to Reveal Coordination with Trump at Polling Places

Last week the DNC filed a motion to reopen a case that ended with a consent decree forbidding the RNC from engaging in a wide range of "ballot security" activities. The RNC says they have no connection to anything Trump has said he was going to do. There's just one little problem... … [Read more...]

Trump Pledges to Violate Court Order on Poll Watchers

Rachel Maddow highlighted a story Wednesday night that I can't believe I didn't think about earlier myself. It involved a consent decree issued in 1981 that forbids the Republican party from engaging in the kind of poll-watching that Trump is now recruiting his followers to engage in. … [Read more...]

Trump Revives Another Voter Fraud Myth

The flailing and desperate Donald Trump, who not only doesn't care about truth or accuracy but views all claims in his favor as immutably true and all claims to the contrary as false, is reviving another voter fraud myth, and adding another lie to it as well. … [Read more...]

GOP Election Law Expert Slams Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

Chris Ashby, a Republican attorney who specializes in election law and has worked for many campaigns, explained on CNN why Donald Trump's constant claims that he will be robbed of a win on Nov. 8 by massive voter fraud is so dangerous. … [Read more...]

Fox and Friends Perpetuates Voter Fraud Myth

The three blind mice on Fox and Friends are mindlessly repeating lies told by Rudy Giuliani on TV over the weekend when he claimed that dead people always vote for Democrats. Steve Doocy did his usual golly gee whiz, guys, did you hear about this routine. … [Read more...]

Trump Surrogate: 1.8 Million People Commit Voter Fraud!

Scottie Nell Hughes, easily one of the dullest of the Trump Surrogates (talk about stiff competition for that title), claimed on CNN that a study showed that 1.8 million people are perpetrating voter fraud. I'm sure you'll be shocked to find out that she's completely full of shit. … [Read more...]

Obama, Holder to Lead Redistricting Effort

After leaving office, President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder will be joining forces to push for more fair redistricting, which is an enormously important thing for maintaining a genuine democracy. Politico has the details. … [Read more...]

Another Far Right Pol Faces Contempt Charges

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is probably the country's most zealous vote suppressor, but in May a federal court ordered him to stop refusing to register voters who could not prove they were citizens. That court has now ordered him to court to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt for not complying with that order. … [Read more...]

Texas Violates Voting Rights Court Order

The state of Texas has managed to really piss off a federal judge by violating a court order involving voting rights and photo ID laws. The judge has ordered the state to redo its training and materials immediately to accurately reflect the substance of that order. … [Read more...]

Root’s Horrifying Ideas on Voting Rights

Trump bootlicker Wayne Allyn Root's views seem to grow more vile by the minute. He went on a radio show and said that anyone who receives any kind of public benefits, including free contraception, should not be allowed to vote. But only poor people, of course. … [Read more...]

Rios Makes Bizarre Claim About Voting Machine Protection

There have been many reports about voting machines being vulnerable to being hacked and the Department of Homeland Security recently said that it may step up cyber-protections for them against attack. Sandy Rios of the American Family Association sees dark conspiracies afoot. … [Read more...]

Appeals Court Strikes Down NC Racist Gerrymandering

First an appeals court struck down North Carolina's attempts at suppressing the votes of black people, now another 4th Circuit panel has overturned that state's clearly racist gerrymandering that was designed to pack black voters into a minority of districts to prevent them from getting power in the legislature. … [Read more...]