Trump Already Making Excuses for Losing

If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's this: He never loses. And if he does, it can only be because of some dark conspiracy against him. Thus we have him already claiming that the election is being "rigged" in Hillary Clinton's favor. … [Read more...]

Kasich Vetoes Terrible Voting Rights Attack

Color me shocked. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would require anyone asking a court to extend regular voting hours on election days to post a bond worth tens of thousands of dollars to cover state costs for doing so. … [Read more...]

White Supremacist Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Have the Vote

And we once again have a clear nexus between white supremacists and MRA misogynists as the man behind the Daily Stormer website explains why women shouldn't have the right to vote and if you think they do, you obviously want them to be raped. Yes, that is actually his argument. … [Read more...]

Ohio Wants to Make People Pay to Keep Polls Open

In a stunningly craven move, the Republican-controlled Ohio state legislature passed a bill that would require anyone asking a court to keep the polls open later in order to allow everyone in line to cast a vote to put up a cash bond first. … [Read more...]

The NRA’s Incoherent Positions on Ex-Felons

ThinkProgress points out a rather obvious inconsistency from the NRA. On the one hand, they rail against the idea that ex-felons should get their voting rights restored after paying their debt to society. On the other, they think it's an absolute outrage that those same people can't own guns in some states. … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Trump Wrong About Something. Film at 11.

In a shocking development, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said something completely false during an interview. In related news, it's a day ending in Y. This time he claimed that same-day voter registration allows non-citizens to vote in elections. Nope. … [Read more...]

WI GOP Staffer Quit Over Republican Voter Suppression

Todd Allbaugh was a lifelong Republican staffer in Wisconsin, but he quit the party and quit working in politics completely after witnessing Republican senators in that state "giddy" over the passage of several bills that would help the GOP win elections by suppressing the votes of minorities and college students. He wrote on Facebook: … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Affirms Full Representation in Congressional Districts

In an important ruling that was surprisingly unanimous (though two of the justices concurred in the result while rejecting the rationale for it), the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must use the total number of people to determine congressional representation, not just the number of voters. Ian Millhiser explains why this matters: … [Read more...]

Kobach Calls League of Women Voters ‘Communist’

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is clearly positioning himself either for higher office or for a long career as a right-wing radio talk show host. He's lied continually about non-existent voter fraud to justify voter suppression policies and now he's calling the venerable League of Women Voters "communist" for opposing him. … [Read more...]

John Oliver on Photo ID and Voter Fraud

John Oliver has pioneered an entirely new idea, long-form comedic journalism, and he's doing it brilliantly. Here's an absolutely brilliant takedown of those who claim photo ID laws are needed to combat virtually non-existent voter fraud. … [Read more...]

Another Court Orders Redistricting Due to Gerrymandering

A judge in Florida has already ordered the redrawing of heavily gerrymandered congressional districts in Florida and now a judge in North Carolina has done the same thing after the Republican-controlled legislature drew districts that minimized the electoral influence of racial minorities. … [Read more...]

Voter ID Laws Really Do Suppress Minority Votes

A new study of the last few election cycles that compares minority turnout in states that have strict photo ID laws to be allowed to vote and those that don't shows that such laws have precisely the effect that Republicans want them to have, suppressing the votes of racial minorities that are more likely to vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]