Michael Riley, Jordan Robertson, and David Kocieniewski, Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting? Seemed like a good idea at the time. Six days after Memphis voters went to the polls last October to elect a mayor and other city officials, a local computer programmer named Bennie Smith sat on his couch
All summer long, the clock has been ticking on voting rights cases. Judges don’t like to change voting rules too near an election, and November is creeping ever closer. And the last two weeks, in particular, have been eventful: Five courts in five states ruled against voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws. There’s still time for
“In a move that drew the ire of Texas officials, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Justice Department will ask a San Antonio-based federal court to force Texas to get permission from the federal government before it can make any additional changes to its voting and election laws,” Fox News reported on Thursday afternoon.