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Jun 17, 2013

Justices strike down Ariz. proof-of-citizenship law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form […]

Nov 6, 2012

Maryland Moment – Portrait of a voter

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Oct 11, 2012

Laslo Boyd: Real fraud is in Pennsylvania voter ID law

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the Mason-Dixon Line. The saga of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, which has involved all three branches of state government, is a cautionary tale of what happens when partisan politics comes unglued from any sense of limits.

Jun 20, 2012

Voter advocacy group wins Va. court case

RICHMOND, Va. — A voter advocacy group says a federal appeals court ruling giving the public access to Virginia’s voter registration applications has national implications. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Virginia law restricting access to the information is trumped by a […]

May 31, 2012

O’Malley says turnout will be key in Wisconsin

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is headed for Wisconsin to rally support for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in an effort to defeat Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election. O’Malley, who is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, said Thursday that turnout will be the key to Democratic hopes in the rematch. O’Malley says the […]

Jul 8, 2011

Judge denies stay in Maryland election robocalls civil suit

A federal judge has refused to halt a civil suit filed by Maryland’s attorney general over last-minute Election Day robocalls in the governor’s race. A lawyer for political operative Julius Henson sought the stay saying witnesses called before a grand jury in the civil case could risk incriminating themselves in an ongoing criminal prosecution of […]

Oct 14, 2010

Voter calculus changes in year of uncertainty

Everyone in politics says Election 2010 is all about turnout and excitement. If you’ve got the latter, the former might take care of itself. Might is the operative word. Forewarned by the upheaval in other states, prudent campaigns are furiously beating the bushes on behalf of embattled incumbents. The tea party is said to be […]

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