Tag: voting rights
Tribes – with celebrity help – are mobilizing members ahead of midterms.
Georgia secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has overseen the removal of more than 340,000 current Georgia residents from voting rolls.
The move by state officials to change the single polling place from the civic center – where it was for the past 16 years – to outside city limits without access by public transportation ahead of a heated governor's race could have major implications.
Clarke argued that the president's tweet is clearly part of an ongoing right-wing effort to "promote fear and incite law enforcement to action in ways that could chill voter participation this midterm election cycle."
"This is voter suppression, Southern style."
Recent news casts doubt on whether some voters in the state will be able to cast a ballot when they show up on Election Day.
The law could make a difference in the close race between Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer.
The combined effect is to put voters – especially racial minorities – at risk of disenfranchisement as the state’s hotly contested governor’s race approaches.