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eBay finally cuts ties with ultraconservative ALEC

It’s about time.

Following in the footsteps of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and practically every other major tech firm that claims to care about the environment, eBay has… 492 more words


Can Voter ID Turn the Voting Rights Act into a Historical Artifact? Part Two

In part one of this piece, I suggested it bears watching the journey of Texas’s controversial strict photo ID law through the federal courts to see whether the general prohibition against discriminatory voting practices contained in Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) could void one of the most stringent voting rules in the country. 1,176 more words

Election Administration

HBO: Video: The Newsroom: The Greater Fool Broadcast

This is my first satire about voter id and that is because this is a very serious issue. Because we literally talking about perhaps the most anti-democratic pieces of legislation that America has ever seen at least going back to the 1960s and 70s. 272 more words

News Satire

New Paper Offers Experiment on Whether 'Street-Level' Elections Officials Discriminate

So much of the fair-election related news focuses on the big players – on state and federal Legislatures, on the Supreme Court and its decisions, and on high-profile public officials. 192 more words

New Voter ID Law Passes in Hobbs, New Mexico

Voters in Hobbs New Mexico today voted to approve a measure that would require identification  to be presented in order to vote in municipal elections. The vote was decisive with 78% of voters in favor of the measure in spite of efforts by opposition, including the NAACP. 873 more words