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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Trump voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact

*Remember Trump’s Voter Integrity Commission? It got hit with a load of lawsuits, so now the whole thing is on hold. VL By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post (5 minute read)   President Trump’s voting commission on Monday asked states and the District to hold off submitting the sweeping voter data the panel had requested

Friday, June 30th, 2017

While everyone’s watching Trump’s Tweets he’s gathering information on every voter in the country

By Victor Landea, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)   Let me see if I can pry your attention away from Trump’s off-the-rails Tweets, because this is important. A Washington Post headline warns: Trump’s voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history,...

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Politics and the abuse of language

By  Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco Don’t you just love languages? They carry the thoughts, feelings and deepest sentiments of a people.  Language describes and defines.  Language expresses philosophies, ideologies and belief systems.  And, in Texas we know...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Greg Abbott’s bogus voter fraud crusade

By Zachary Roth, msnbc Since taking office in 2001, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has called voter fraud an “epidemic,” and made cracking down on it a top priority. Now, as he runs for governor, he’s touting his ongoing...

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

‘Voter Fraud’ Billboards: Clear Channel Asked To Remove Ads

By Leigh Owens, Huffington Post Latino Voices Color of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, is taking on media heavyweight Clear Channel over billboards that the advocacy group claims are attempts at voter intimidation. Recently, anti-voter...

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Republicans Find Voter Fraud in Their Ranks

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco So while the GOP is making noise and guarding the front door against alleged voter fraud – launching voter ID offensives in 22 states of the union, preparing to let loose an army of election observers in...

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Where Have All The Minority Votes Gone?

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Being Latino Latinos are not a monolithic group, but some people sure like lumping us together: From the NationalJournal: “In a lengthy, sweeping decision, a federal court in Washington on Tuesday unanimously struck...

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Voter Fraud: Real Problem Or Real Hoax?

By Felipe Diaz, Being Latino So far, this election’s most controversial debate (other than the recent return of the birthers) is arguably voter I.D. laws. Thirty-two states have already implemented some sort of voting identification law, and some...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The DOJ Rules For Texas Voters, Against Voter ID

By Rafael Anchia, Texas State Representative, District 103 On March 12, 2012 the Department of Justice (DOJ) stood up for Texas voters by refusing to pre-clear the strict photo ID legislation that Texas Republicans passed during the...

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Laws In 14 States Will Affect Latino Voting Power

At last count 14 state legislatures have passed a total 19 voter restricting laws; there have been another 2 executive orders and dozens of bills pending that would in one way or another infringe on the voting rights of US citizens....

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Texas Legislature Approves Voter ID

It’s not like we didn’t see this one coming. What with the Texas GOP reading population tea leaves, fighting for dear life in the redistricting process and seeing their waning popularity in the growing Latino community, they’re going for...