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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Gov. Deal Asked to Ensure Voters Are Free From Intimidation at the Polls

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R. Robin McDonald writes about our letter to Gov. Deal asking him to take action to protect Georgia voters from intimidation at the polls. Read more

Voter Fraud, Explained

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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

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

Chaos Reigns at Florida Polls on Election Day

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It's getting ugly in Florida, already. Read more

EDITORIAL: Texas, an election model for autocrats

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When it comes to democracy and election transparency, the attorney general of Texas is apparently taking his cues from post-Soviet autocrats… Read more

Texas Attorney General Threatens Foreign Poll Watchers

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made it clear this week he does not want international elections observers anywhere near the polls in his state. Read more

Voting rights group urges Texas to embrace poll watchers

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"Project Vote urges the Texas Attorney General to devote scarce taxpayer resources to protecting voters from the very real threats of voter intimidation and suppression." Read more

International Election Observers Warned by Abbott

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"It appears that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is ashamed of Texas’s voting rights record or he would welcome observers with open arms." Read more

Three ways the GOP has disenfranchised voters

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What follows are three ways Republicans have already impacted voting in 2012. Read more