October 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
States that have toughened voter identification laws have experienced steeper drops in election turnout than those that have not, including disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released on Wednesday by the US Government ...[read more]
October 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Texas judge has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals challenging the state's voter ID law, claiming that it violates the Texas Constitution. The law, which requires the showing of a photo ID in order to vote in elections, attempts to prevent voter fraud, while... ...[read more]
April 13, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Afghanistan's Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Sunday that there have been more more incidents of serious fraud reported in the April presidential election than the previous election in 2009, when more than a million suspect votes were thrown out. The April 5 vote has ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Drew F. Cohen, a clerk for the Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses the consequences of the Southern African Development Community endorsing Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's re-election...Despite requests from Botswana to open an investigation into voter fraud, ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that will require voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls. The legislation was approved by the state house by a vote of 73-41 after the senate approved it by a vote of 33-14. The vote was split mainly ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Lawrence Frolik of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Pennsylvania's new voter identification law is an unconstitutional violation of citizens' fundamental right to vote, and that the disenfranchisement of voters is not justified by the relatively few ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 24, 2008, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported that the traditionally non-partisan DOJ improperly granted preferential treatment to conservative candidates in assessing job and summer internship applications under a 2002 screening program, ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that it would monitor the Wisconsin recall election taking place on Tuesday to prevent voter fraud. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be one of the jurisdictions that the DOJ will oversee to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Creigh Deeds, a member of the Virginia Senate, urges Governor Bob McDonnell to veto the voter ID laws recently passed by the Virginia General Assembly because they will disenfranchise elderly and impoverished voters and the laws are not necessary given the lack of widespread ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 9, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to investigate allegations of murder and rape committed in March 2011 by opposition political forces known as the Republican Forces of Cote d'Ivoire. The report accused supporters loyal to president Ouattara ...[read more]

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