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GOP Has Tough Choices On Voting Rights Act

When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.

07/04/2013

People stand in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments challenging Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Challenge

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

02/27/2013

Voters go to the polls. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Court Stays Texas Voter-Registration Injunction

An appeals court has stayed an injunction that had blocked enforcement of parts of Texas’ new voter registration laws.

09/06/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A federal court on Thursday rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

08/30/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Law

A federal court on Thursday rejected a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

08/30/2012

A man takes a voter registration card and another registers to vote. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Requesting Federal Database To Check Voters

The Texas Secretary of State’s office is requesting a federal database of legal immigrants to check against voter registration records.

07/18/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry: In Texas, Obama Should Apologize For Holder

Gov. Rick Perry wants President Barack Obama to apologize while in Texas for his attorney general’s criticism of the state’s voter ID law.

07/17/2012

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Closing Arguments Set For Voter ID Trial

Closing arguments are set to begin a trial that will determine the fate of Texas’ controversial voter ID law.

07/13/2012

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Expert Testimony To Continue At Voter ID Trial

More expert testimony is on tap in a trial to determine whether Texas’ controversial voter ID law violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012