The Palm Beach Post reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott has proposed to increase the number of early voting days and to limit the length of descriptions of constitutional amendments on the ballot. Read more.
Salon reports that the “Supreme Court has turned down an effort by the Republican National Committee to end a 30-year-old court order aimed at preventing intimidation of minority voters.” Read more.
Politico reports that many states where controversial voter ID legislation was blocked before the national election are set to reintroduce bills. If Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is overturned by the Supreme Court, those bills may become law. Read more.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that election supervisors in Florida are making recommendations to the state legislature to help avoid long lines in the future. Read more.
Slate reports on what could happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act when it hears a case from Alabama next month. Read more.
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.