By Sarah Stillman via The New Yorker – On a late-October morning two years ago, Robin Steinberg stood barefoot in her apartment, on the Upper West Side, preparing to uproot her life. Her suitcases were stacked by the door, her winter coats piled in the hallway. Steinberg, a fifty-nine-year-old native New Yorker, had decided to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to launch a legal startup. She … Continue reading Family Separation Crisis for Oklahoma Citizens — Especially Mothers
By Jonathan Shorman And Steve Vockrodt via The Wichita Eagle – DODGE CITY After the ACLU objected to Dodge City’s single, out-of-town polling place, the local official in charge of elections forwarded to the state an ACLU letter asking her to publicize a voter help line. “LOL,” she wrote in an email to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office. As Election Day approaches, concerns … Continue reading Voters in Dodge City Kansas Have to “Get the Heck out of Dodge” in order to Cast their Vote. Required to Leave Town to Vote is Beyond Suppression.
By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A federal judge has declined to pause an injunction she ordered that changes how Georgia elections officials evaluate certain absentee ballots. Secretary of State Brian Kemp had requested that U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May stay the injunction she issued last week while Kemp’s legal team appeals the decision regarding signature mismatches to a higher court. In an order filed … Continue reading Never Let the Fox Guard the Hen House Especially if it’s Sec of State Brian Kemp Guarding Voters – Federal Judge Agrees
(via NY Magazine) A pernicious force was hollowing out American democracy. It had neutered Congress, and lobotomized the electorate. Lawmakers had become incapable of taking action on many of the day’s most pressing issues — and voters incapable of holding their representatives accountable for their incapacity. The connection between an American’s substantive beliefs, and her decisions in the ballot booth, was razor-thin and ever-fraying. If … Continue reading Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.
(WaPo) RICHMOND — Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) compared the struggles of jailed drug addicts to the heat he’s taking in his tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger. “You think you’re having a hard time — I got $5 million worth of negative ads going at me,” Brat told inmates at the Chesterfield County jail on Wednesday. “How do you think I’m feeling? Nothing’s easy. For anybody. You think I’m … Continue reading Republican lawmaker to inmates: “You think you’re having a hard time?”
via Pew By: Matt Vasilogambros (Montana) – In the months leading up to this week’s registration deadline, Renee LaPlant has registered voters in the Blackfeet Nation in northwest Montana wherever she can: at grocery stores, public events or even at people’s homes on the Native American reservation. Each time she registers new voters, she asks whether they will want her to collect their completed ballot … Continue reading How to Remove Native Americans Right to Vote – Step by Step Process. Step 2:
via Pew By: Matt Vasilogambros – SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — Tara Benally and her 16-year-old son Delaney After Buffalo set up a plastic table alongside the last dusty highway intersection before the Arizona state line. Here in Monument Valley, in the shadows of the towering red rock monoliths sacred among the Navajo, the two are doing something that’s rarely been done in this part … Continue reading How to Remove Native Americans Right to Vote – Step by Step Process. Step 1: