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Older Voters Split in Terms of Party ID

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWhile a new Gallup Poll finds that voters 65 and older have moved from “a reliably Democratic to a reliably Republican group” over the past two decades, voters in the next-oldest age bracket — 50 to 64 — haven’t followed suit and still show an outright preference for the Democratic Party. In analyzing its own survey results from 2013, 2003 and 1993, Gallup concludes that the shifts in party preferences are attributable in part to attitudinal changes that come into …

Meet the Women Fighting a Voter ID Law

Posted on 08/28/2013 by | Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against the voter ID law in Texas, but two older African American women are behind separate legal challenges to new voter ID requirements in North Carolina. The state has one of the nation’s most wide-ranging voter ID laws and the first to pass since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. In North Carolina state court, Alberta Currie, 78, claims she’s no longer able to vote, as she …

Justice Dept. Forges a ‘New Front’ in Battle for Voting Rights

Posted on 07/25/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Keith Collins and Pete Yost of The Associated Press The Obama administration said Thursday it will open a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act. In a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Attorney General Holder said that as its first move, the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of …

In Politics, Which Way Are Hispanics of All Ages Leaning?

Posted on 07/17/2013 by | In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayPolls have the power to buoy politicians and political parties. (Who wouldn’t be happy, after all, to know that they’re on track to win an election?) At the same time, though, they can dole out bad cases of political heartburn. That surely is the case with a new Gallup poll that serves up the following finding: “Hispanics of all ages in the United States today are more than twice as likely to identify with or lean to the Democratic Party …