Lawyers’ Committee Releases Preliminary Election Protection 2012 Findings to Congress with Testimony Highlighting Recurring Problems Causing Voting Difficulties
Today the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law released a report of its preliminary findings from Election Protection 2012 to Congress and urged them to tackle the recurring problems that continue to cause difficulties for too many voters.
Election Protection provides a snapshot of the endemic problems that continue to plague American elections and sets the stage for federal and state officials to finally address the enduring difficulties that infect the voting process of this country.
Early Voting Patterns by Race in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Statistical Analysis of the 2008 General Election
A statistical analysis of the 2008 General Election in Cuyahoga County, Ohio evaluates early voting patterns by race. Results provide an empirical basis to conclude that reducing early in person voting disproportionately affects African American voters.
On Wednesday, February 16th, Voting Rights Project Co-Director Marcia Johnson-Blanco testified before the Maryland State Senate Committee on Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs regarding the State's proposed Voter's Rights Protection Act. The Lawyers' Committee supports the proposed legislation with some amendments as it would help combat deceptive practices that may discourage or disable voters from casting their ballot for the candidate of their choice.