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Fri, Jul 20, 2018
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New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice has released a new report on voter registration purges that shows a sharp uptick in the number of purged registrations in states with a history of racial discrimination since 2013, when the Supreme Court gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act. That provision of the VRA had required such states to obtain Justice Department approval whenever they enacted changes to voting practices, including purges, in order to ensure they would not harm the rights of minorities. Its removal has allowed these jurisdictions, which are mostly Republican-run, to more aggressively […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Leading Off

● Election Security: Last week’s bombshell indictments of 12 Russian nationals by special counsel Robert Mueller laid bare the threat to American election security: Russia did indeed hack various Democratic Party organizations and state election systems in an attempt to swing the 2016 elections to both Trump and the congressional GOP. Not only did Trump stand by Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin’s side on Monday and categorically deny this truth despite all evidence, three days later, congressional Republicans banded together to block Democratic efforts to bolster election security.​

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​Mueller’s recent indictments revealed that Russian intelligence officers hacked into at least […]

Fri, Jul 20, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018
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