Tag: Voting

Video: Maxine Waters Says It's Crucial for Black Communities to Vote in Midterm Elections

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with a National Leadership Award during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday night. Waters urged the association of more than 200 Black-owned community newspapers from around the U.S. to encourage Black people…

'Voter Fraud' Investigation Based on One Tweet

President Donald Trump’s recent allegation that he lost the popular vote in the November election due to “illegals” voting appears to have been based off of an unverified claim someone made on his favorite communication platform: Twitter. Throughout November and December Trump took to Twitter to insist he would have…

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is suing the state of North Carolina after the state engaged in what the NAACP described as “a coordinated effort right out of the GOP playbook to suppress the Black vote in the state.” Three counties — Beaufort, Moore and Cumberland — sent…

Trump Supporters Intend to Intimidate Minority Voters at Polls

The more Trump sees his chances of victory in November slipping away, the louder and more frequently he tells his supporters that the election is “rigged” and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will steal the presidency with the help of “illegals,” “international bankers” (a dog whistle referring to Jews) and “the…

Civil Rights Group Calls on Congress to Restore Voting Rights Act

The Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) recently announced it will be sending 500 observers to monitor the 2016 election. The announcement garnered praise from Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Henderson also took…

Trump Suggests Voter Intimidation, Again

Over the weekend at a rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Trump once again encouraged his supporters to “watch” voters at the polls in “certain areas.” “I hear too many bad stories, and we can’t lose an election because of you know what I’m talking about,” he said. “So, go and vote…