Voting rights

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, Southern Coalition for Social Justice director Anita Earls, who is representing the NAACP, makes a point during her presentation in Raleigh, N.C. Earls is running for the state Supreme Court next year. She announced plans Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at state Democratic Party headquarters to run for an eight-year term in 2018. (Takaaki Iwabu/The News & Observer via AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 6:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime civil rights attorney who successfully sued in striking down North Carolina legislative district boundaries for excessive racial bias announced Wednesday she's running for the state Supreme Court next year. Anita Earls of Durham, who is seeking the position currently...
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The Rev. Dinah Tatman, center, with Greater New Vision Ministries, Inc., announces details of a new economic boycott as Rev. Ronald Bobo, left, pastor of West Side Missionary Baptist Church and Minister Donald Muhammad, look on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Mo. Tatman said African-Americans are subjected to excessive force by police, criminalized for minor infractions and saddled with long sentences. She also cited economic disparities, efforts to diminish voting rights and political redistricting that has made it harder for black people to have their voices heard. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 11:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Amid ongoing protests reinvigorated by the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black suspect, several African-American faith and civic leaders in St. Louis announced details of an economic boycott campaign Thursday as the busiest retail period of the year...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with then President-elect Donald Trump in Bedminster, N.J. Kobach said in a deposition unsealed Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 that he had discussed with the commission of election integrity a requirement that people produce documentary proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 26, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The vice chairman of President Donald Trump's election fraud commission says he wants to change U.S. election law so states have an incentive to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, according to a deposition unsealed Thursday. Kansas Secretary of State Kris...
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Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Bnei Brak, east Tel Aviv, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Erdan told The Associated Press Thursday that a boycott against part of Israel is a boycott against all of Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 26, 2017 - 4:47 pm
BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — The government minister responsible for combatting international boycott efforts against Israel said Thursday he sees no difference between the targeting of Jewish West Bank settlements and the country as a whole. Minister of Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan told The...
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October 10, 2017 - 11:25 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A lawyer for a national organization that advocates for voting rights has been named the next executive director for the group Democracy North Carolina. Democracy NC's board announced Tuesday that Tomas Lopez will begin his new role in January. He'll succeed Bob Hall, who...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, photo, speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya, second rightncenter, arrives as lawmakers stand at the beginning of the sittings held to mark the country's seventieth anniversary of parliamentary democracy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 06, 2017 - 12:01 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the oldest parliamentary democracies in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes of society. They have some representation in Parliament but say they are sidelined by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, holds a stack of papers as he meets with then President-elect Donald Trump in Bedminster, N.J. Kobach who is vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud drafted a proposal for Trump to change federal voter registration laws. A federal court document unsealed Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 shows the proposal was part of a strategic homeland security plan prepared by Kobach. Kobach was forced to turn over the documents as part of a voting-rights lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 05, 2017 - 8:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas official who later became vice chairman of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud drafted a proposal for Trump to change federal voter registration laws to promote proof-of-citizenship requirements by states, an unsealed federal court document showed...
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 03, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade. If Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote almost certainly controls the...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, photo, Ashley Klingensmith, right, Pennsylvania field director for Americans for Prosperity, talks with Leora Kirkpatrick about overhauling the tax code, in Wormleysburg, Pa. Even a master salesman like President Donald Trump needs help to convince ordinary people that U.S. corporations desperately need to have their taxes cut. Which is why Klingensmith has been going door-to-door with other canvassers to ask homeowners to support lower taxes for corporations. (AP Photo/Josh Boak)
October 03, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WORMLEYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — The idea of cutting taxes for corporations is something Americans have long felt was a bad idea. That's what they've told pollsters, anyway. Yet President Donald Trump and his allies are betting that many voters just need someone to explain to them how a corporate...
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In this Sunday, 1 Oct. 2017 photo, Spanish National Police scuffle with people trying to reach a voting site at a school assigned to be a polling station by the Catalan government in Barcelona, Spain. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression while the Spanish government praised the security forces for behaving firmly and proportionately. Videos and photographs of the police actions were on the front page of news media outlets around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 02, 2017 - 11:40 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's independence referendum and Spain's response (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Spain's Interior Ministry says that 431 National Police and Civil Guard agents suffered wounds or bruising during violent clashes with civilians in Catalonia. The ministry...
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