Voting Rights

In this June 1, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. O’Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65% _ seeking to ensure that 35 million new voters cast ballots in the 2024 presidential race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 05, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%. He's seeking to ensure 35 million new voters cast ballots in 2024's presidential race. The ex-Texas congressman and 2020...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A new court filing Thursday, May 30 by lawyers opposing adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census alleges a longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in making the change. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 31, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Manhattan federal court said a trove of newly...
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In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, Nancy St Germain, 71, right, of Warwick, R.I., leans forward to show her sign to a driver leaving a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Senate Democrats political action committee in Providence, R.I. Her sign reads, "This fight isn't over." Protesters gathered at the fundraiser to pressure legislative leaders to bring a bill seeking to protect abortion rights to the Senate floor for a vote. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)
May 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers. What sounds like a legislative fight in a...
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May 15, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a Los Angeles lawyer as a federal appeals court judge, despite opposition from California's two Democratic senators. The Senate voted, 52-45, Wednesday to confirm Kenneth Lee's nomination to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Urban League is putting the focus on voting rights ahead of the 2020 elections. The group's State of Black America report out Monday says the threat of Russian interference combined with voter suppression could make it difficult for minorities to vote. The...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. Abrams tells The Associated Press she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020 despite being heavily recruited by national party leaders. Abrams left open the possibility of running for president, though she says she’s in no hurry to make that call as she continues her advocacy on voting rights and educating citizens ahead of the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 30, 2019 - 6:39 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim. Abrams, 45, came...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., talks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party’s presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 28, 2019 - 6:51 am
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party's presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to vote. At campaign events across the state, White House hopefuls are being pressed to speak out against the 2018...
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April 27, 2019 - 11:48 am
Former Superintendent of the Boston Police Daniel Linskey on voting rights of convicted felons. Watch the latest video at
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., center, joined from left by Dale Ho, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, and New York State Attorney General Letitia James, speaks to reporters after the Supreme Court heard arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Critics say adding the question would discourage many immigrants from being counted, leading to an inaccurate count. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 23, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census , despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted. There appeared to be a clear divide between the...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority South Central Regional Conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 23, 2019 - 5:47 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump...
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