Voting rights

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is hugged as House Democrats gathered before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. At right is Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., who introduced the bill and who represents Selma, Ala., a city that was at the forefront of the 1960s civil rights movement. They are joined at far right by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2019 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend...
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December 06, 2019 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 mostly Southern states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend...
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December 06, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The bill would amend the 1965 law to...
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In this file photo made Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek speaks to speak to media during a press conference at the Des Moines Police Department in Des Moines, Iowa. Errors in Iowa's list of felons cost at least 20 people the right to vote in November's midterm elections, and officials have known about problems in the list since 2012. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 1:40 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...
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A federal appeals court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 heard arguments on whether to overturn Mississippi laws that permanently strip people who have committed certain felonies of the right to vote and govern how those rights can be restored. Advocates pushing for the change held a news conference outside of the New Orleans-based court after the hearing. Pictured from left to right are Norris Henderson, who advocates for former prisoners in Louisiana; Jonathan K. Youngwood, center, a lawyer representing the felons; and Dennis Hopkins, right, in baseball cap, a Mississippi man who is trying to get his voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
December 03, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who "made a mistake in life." Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard...
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December 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ten weeks before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, challengers of a state law that requires additional documentation for voters to register testified Tuesday that it has created confusion and intimidation, while supporters said the changes increase...
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A federal appeals court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 heard arguments on whether to overturn Mississippi laws that permanently strip people who have committed certain felonies of the right to vote and govern how those rights can be restored. Advocates pushing for the change held a news conference outside of the New Orleans-based court after the hearing. Pictured from left to right are Norris Henderson, who advocates for former prisoners in Louisiana; Jonathan K. Youngwood, center, a lawyer representing the felons; and Dennis Hopkins, right, in baseball cap, a Mississippi man who is trying to get his voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
December 03, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’s fighting not just for himself but for everyone affected. Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the...
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December 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ten weeks before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, challengers to state law a that requires additional documentation for voters to register testified Tuesday that it has created confusion and intimidation, while supporters said the changes increase...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, former convicts Wayne Kuhn, from left, Dennis Hopkins, Byron Coleman and Jon O'Neal hold a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, on whether Mississippi laws that restrict the voting rights of certain felons are unconstitutional. Former convicted felons affected by the state's laws are pushing to have their voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 03, 2019 - 3:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’s fighting not just for himself but for everyone affected. Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, former convicts Wayne Kuhn, from left, Dennis Hopkins, Byron Coleman and Jon O'Neal hold a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, on whether Mississippi laws that restrict the voting rights of certain felons are unconstitutional. Former convicted felons affected by the state's laws are pushing to have their voting rights restored. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 03, 2019 - 9:59 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their...
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