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Despite new ID laws, election system performed well, experts say

The Obamas

Long waits and other polling problems on Tuesday were not significantly worse than in previous presidential election years but still signaled potential challenges for the future, experts said Wednesday.


Weighing the impact of voter ID laws

Voter ID Laws

For LaVon Bracy, the pain of racial discrimination, of fighting for her rights as a U.S. citizen, still aches every time she thinks about Florida's new voter identification law. "When I think I had ancestors that died for this right. I owe it to them ... to do what I'm doing," said Bracy, who years ago helped desegregate her Florida high school and today is fighting to change voting restrictions she feels are designed to keep people like her away from the polls.


Judge halts Pa.'s tough new voter ID requirement

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect before Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

Senh: Good riddance. The Republican lawmaker who made the comment that the ID requirement "is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania" should resign.


Fearing vote suppression, minority churches use 'souls to polls' to register and rally voters

It's not just the collection plate that's getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the nation....


New ID laws could delay outcome of close election

Supreme Court

The presidential election is Nov. 6, but it could take days to figure out the winner if the vote is close. New voting laws are likely to increase the number of people who have to cast provisional ballots in key states....


Closing arguments set for South Carolina voting case

Voter Suppression

Closing arguments Monday over South Carolina’s voter-identification law will cap an extraordinary case that has seen charges of racism directed at the law’s author and federal judges’ open frustration over state officials’ changing stances on implementing it.


Federal court blocks Texas voter ID law

Voter ID

A federal court on Thursday blocked a Texas law that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, saying the measure would likely curtail the ability of minorities to vote in the November 6 presidential election.


Pa. Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Voter ID Law

A Pennsylvania judge upheld the state’s strict voter ID law today, rejecting civil rights group’s claims that the law will disenfranchise thousands of voters... Republican House Majority Leader Mike Turzai made waves in June when he said at the Republican State Committee meeting that the voter ID law “is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”


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