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Texas Senate Democrats have been wary from the start about the state's new Republican-backed voter ID laws. Their wariness grew this week when they...
District Court Judge Scott Crabtree has become the latest black-robed skeptic of arguments leveled in court against gay marriage. The state's gay marriage ban can't really be about procreation, he said.
Potential battles at polling place around the country, including here in Colorado, have been heating up for months. Voter protection volunteers-- those mostly on the right looking to guard against fraud and those mostly on the left looking to guard against voter intimidation-- have already reported they will be watching for polling place irregularities in counties across Colorado tomorrow. At very least, those volunteers and all registered voters in Colorado should know that voters do not need to show photo identification in order to cast their ballots in this state. Polling place staff can accept photo IDs but they must also, for example, accept as legitimate identification current utility bills, bank statements and paychecks.
Voter photo identification proposals in 32 states, including Colorado, are the product of a coordinated effort by conservatives to reduce polling place turnout by minority groups, who turned out in unprecedented numbers during the 2008 presidential election, a progressive civil rights organization alleges in a new report.
There's no shortage of analysis on the Supreme Court's ruling striking down a challenge to Indiana's law that requires voters to present a government-issued...