This week in the war on voting: NAACP challenges AL voter ‘voucher’, ranked choice voting

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 31-05-2014-05-2008


This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades

Ohio Christian Alliance push for photo voter ID law. If Ohio state legislators don’t pass a voter ID law, the conservative group says, it will seek to pass one by means of a state initiative in 2015.

The process would involve circulating petitions and collecting more than 100,000 signatures before the end of the year. The legislature would then have about four months to act before backers circulate more petitions and gather another 275,000-plus signatures to place the issue on the November ballot.

“With 29 days of open voting still available, there continues to exist an opportunity for those who intend to commit voter fraud to take advantage of Ohio’s open-ended election season,” said Chris Long, president of the Ohio Christian Alliance. “The post-election reports detail a story that voter fraud is a growing problem in Ohio. The only way to address this challenge to Ohio’s election system is to adopt a photo ID requirement.”

In fact, the post-election reports show voter fraud is scarcely a problem at all in Ohio. Moreover, Secretary of State Jon Husted says photo ID wouldn’t solve the problem if there was one.

Project Vote reports on 2014 voter legislation. As part of its ongoing series, Project Vote last week released its Election Legislation 2014: Threats and Opportunities. Written by Communications Manager Erin Ferns Lee, the white paper provides state-by-state blurbs about new voting laws—the good and the bad—in a table format, taking note of which have passed, failed or remain pending. It also includes maps showing partisan control of legislatures and the governor’s offices.

Here’s a quiz to see if you can pick the gerrymandered redistricting plan.

You’ll find more on the war on voting below the fold.


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