Intimidation & Challenges

Challenging Voter Suppression

Voter IntimidationThe right to vote has been one of the most challenged individual rights in the history of this country. Unfortunately, illegal and cynical attempts to suppress the vote and manipulate voters persist to this day. Among the strategies used are voter intimidation and voter challenges.

In recent years, Election Day challenges to voter eligibility have resulted in a number of controversies in polling places across the country. The fact that areas with large minority populations have been consistently targeted for aggressive challenges indicates that unlawful voter suppression tactics are a continuing concern in our country.

Project Vote’s legal team responds to reports of voter intimidation, and works to enact policies that both protect voters and reinstate confidence in the integrity of our electoral system.

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Voter Empowerment Act would Improve Elections for Both Voters and Officials

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Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote, issued the following statement in support of this important legislation. Read more

Latino Voters More Likely to Face Discrimination by Election Officials

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A new article published in the American Political Science Review raises disturbing questions about the discrimination faced by minorities throughout... Read more

Here Are Five Common Voter Suppression Tactics To Watch For

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Voter turnout is key in many races around the country, and so voter suppression tactics tend to crop up right before an election… Read more

Voter Suppression is a Monster in the Dark

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Here’s a Halloween scare for you: what if they held an election, and no one came? Read more

Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Voting Rights Amendment Act

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On June 24, 2014, Project Vote submitted a letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley, and members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding the Voting Rights Amendment Act. Read more

Here’s Another Crazy Consequence of Eric Cantor’s Loss

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Eric Cantor's loss in the Virginia Republican primary on Tuesday night is terrible news for voting rights. Read more

Project Vote Calls on Ohio Governor to Veto Harmful Election Bills

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Today, Project Vote sent a letter to Ohio Governor John Kasich, calling on him to veto SB 205 and SB... Read more

Project Vote Applauds Introduction of Bi-Partisan Bill to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act

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Today, Congressmen James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and John Conyers (D-MI), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced a bipartisan update to the Voting Rights Act. Read more

Voter Suppression Laws Most Likely Pass Where Minority Turnout Is High, Says Report

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There may be a correlation between high minority voter turnout and the passage of restrictive voting laws, according to a... Read more

North Carolina Governor Signs Voter Suppression Law

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Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed one of the nation’s most sweeping voter suppression laws. Read more