Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in election law.
– The Alabama House is considering a bill that would require voters to present a photo ID before voting.
– According to a Washington Post – ABC poll, 80% of Americans oppose the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United. 65% say they strongly oppose the ruling.
– Project Vote and Advancement Project, two voter protection organizations, have filed a lawsuit against Virginia election officials for failing to provide access to rejected voter registration applications. The organizations heard reports about unusually large numbers of rejected voter registration applications from Norfolk State University, a historically black college, and asked to review those applications to determine if qualified voters were being unlawfully rejected. A Virginia law prohibits the disclosure of those records, and so the state refused to disclose the registration applications. Project Vote and the Advancement Project believe that the Virginia law is a violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
– Hans A. von Spakovsky has posted an editorial discussing the recent redistricting lawsuit in Texas. For a brief summary of the lawsuit, see our previous Weekly Wrap Up.