Talking Points Memo reports on the current state of voter ID laws across America and speculates on where the laws will go in the future. Read more.
Politico reports that Attorney General Eric Holder said during a speech that he wants to work on defending the Voting Rights Act and update the way voter registration is performed. Read more.
Salon reports Republican consultant Scott Tranter has “admitted that Voter ID laws and long lines at the polls help Republicans win elections.” Read more.
Cronkite News Service reports the results of a precinct-level analysis of provisional ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona, which found that the likelihood of voters casting provisional ballots increased with the percentage of minority voters in the precinct. The story includes an interactive database. Read more.
The Huffington Post reports the Kansas Democratic Party has begun to raise funds to be used for lawsuits against Secretary of State Kris Kobach for what they claim to be acts of voter suppression. Read more.
The Palm Beach Post reports that restrictive election laws in Florida may have motivated Democrats, minorities and unions to greater get out the vote efforts. Read more.
NPR reports on differing opinions on removing a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act which is coming up for Supreme Court review. Read more.