Voting: it's one of the fundamental rights of a citizen in a democracy, and yet millions of Americans who are ex-felons are denied it, even after they have paid their debt to society.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an emergency appeal by Ohio Republicans on their decision to shut down early voting for the three days before the November elections.
Despite continued GOP efforts to suppress early voting, record numbers voted at the Board of Elections here as registration for the critical Nov. 6 election ended Tuesday.
Crowds gathered at election boards early Tuesday morning, waiting for the doors to open on the first day of early voting in Ohio in the critical Nov. 6 presidential election.
Residents from throughout Oakland called on city leaders to take immediate steps to end gun violence that has cost some 85 lives in the city so far this year,
"Republicans know their hold on the country depends on keeping some voters out of the voting place," said Boyd Richie, former chair of the Texas Democratic Party.
The non-partisan Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition field office is up and running at 310 W. Chelten Ave.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson upheld the state's right-wing voter ID law, which prevents 750,000 voters from casting ballots next November.
A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.
As the theme for this year's convention, "NAACP: Your Power, Your Decision - VOTE," indicated, the attack on voting rights has become a critical issue.