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2013-08-20 16:22:55

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether North Carolina's recently-enacted voting law discriminates against minority voters. The League urged DOJ to consider seeking a "preclearance" requirement for North Carolina that would bar future voting law changes in the State until a federal court finds that such changes will not discriminate against minority voters. "Part of...

2013-07-23 16:23:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data we were able to determine with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's efforts to educate voters about photo ID requirements. Our analysis is explained in detail in documents that are available from the...

2013-02-27 20:21:52

HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True the Vote (TTV), the leading national, nonpartisan voters' rights and election integrity organization, today issued a report detailing the true impacts of voter suppression in 2012 in a report titled, "The 2012 Voter Suppression Myth." Catherine Engelbrecht, president of True the Vote, expressed deep skepticism about alleged reports of widespread voter suppression in the 2012 elections following TTV's investigation of six key states'...

2012-10-24 19:20:56

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) released a report today that explains which voter photo ID laws are effective in countering imposter fraud in elections. Nearly two-thirds of states have adopted some form of a voter ID law with varying degrees of strictness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO) "Thirty-two states have enacted voter ID laws and more are expected to follow. A majority of...

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement, according to a new report released today by researchers at Caltech and MIT. However, the report notes, despite this progress, some problems remain. Spurred by the debacle of hanging chads and other voting problems during the 2000 presidential election, the Voting Technology Project (VTP) was started by Caltech and MIT to bring together researchers from across disciplines to...

2012-10-18 15:20:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning Point, a newly published novel by political veteran Charles A. Santangelo, provides a chilling reminder of voting controversies in recent presidential elections and a warning for what could happen again in 2012. From the critical role of swing-vote Supreme Court justices to current concerns over voter suppression and voter identification in key battleground states, author and political veteran Charles Santangelo delivers a thrilling...

2012-10-02 02:25:31

Voting requirements and registration deadlines are set up by the states WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voting is a right and a civic responsibility. And like millions of U.S. citizens, you will have the chance to exercise your right to vote during the Presidential Election of 2012. Your vote on November 6, 2012 will help elect the next President of the United States, as well as other representatives at local, state and federal levels, including mayors,...

2012-09-25 06:20:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and State today announced voters can choose to receive either secure PennDOT IDs, or Department of State voting-only ID cards, when visiting a PennDOT driver license center to obtain photo ID to vote under the state's new voter ID law. The agencies also announced that, in order to get the DOS voter ID card, an individual need only give his name, date of birth, social security...

2012-09-10 10:20:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to customer interest in obtaining photo IDs for voting, five PennDOT locations in Philadelphia County will offer extended hours on Thursday evenings, effective Sept. 27 through Nov. 8. Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said that since the Voter ID law was enacted, the vast majority of PennDOT IDs for voting purposes have been issued in Philadelphia County. "PennDOT actively monitors customer flow at our 71 driver...