Voting Rights and Redistricting

New and stricter voting laws being considered or implemented by Republican-led state legislatures threaten to disenfranchise millions of voters, including minorities, college students and senior citizens. The laws include requiring a state-issued photo identification card, limits on early voting, and stricter rules for groups that conduct voter registration drives. Supporters of the laws say they are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a Department of Justice study of all 50 states found that voter fraud is extremely rare. Opponents suspect that their true motivation is political in an effort to make voting more difficult or impossible for demographic groups that traditionally support Democrats.

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Biden, RNC Chair Address National Urban League

Voting rights, employment and GOP outreach were the topics of their remarks.

Black Leaders Worry About Low Turnout in November

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws.

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

Vice President Joe Biden urges the NAACP to spread the word about efforts to disenfranchise voters.

GOP: No Appeal on Florida Congressional Map Ruling

A court has ruled that two of the state's 27 congressional districts were invalid.

Eric Holder's Take: The Attorney General on 10 Hot Topics

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder discusses a wide range of issues.

North Carolina Voting Law Changes Fight in Court

DOJ and others argue the state's new voting rights law aims to disenfranchise Democratic-leaning voters.
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