North Carolina will begin state-wide early voting on Thursday, and unlike the 2012 presidential election, many students across the state will have no polling place on-campus, making it more difficult for students to exercise their right to vote.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after a ruling by the US Supreme Court this weekend threatened to disqualify more than half a million Texas voters from early voting.
In 2014, young voters will do more than just turn out - they will ShowOUT!
With Ohio remaining a key presidential swing state, the voting restrictions could have national impacts if they remain in place.
Around 80,000 to 100,000 people from 32 states marched in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday to protest the state's GOP-led legislature's extremist attacks on human and voting rights and vital public assistance programs.
A restrictive voter identification law took effect in Texas yesterday - the same day that early voting for the state's November 5 elections began - despite an ongoing lawsuit by the Department of Justice to stop it.
"To eliminate the most popular and most accessible voting location is to deliberately disenfranchise a major segment of the voting population."
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley has barred the law from going into effect until a trial determines a final decision regarding the law's validity.
The law cuts the number of early voting days from 14 to eight, prohibits same day voter registration, and prevents 16 and 17 year olds from pre-registering. Also under the new law, voters will be required to show voter id at the polls before being allowed to vote. College and university IDs will not be...
Attempts at voter suppression from the recent past attest to the idea that discrimination remains incredibly rampant and is often best stopped with federal intervention.