White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years

Right now, there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime she committed. She probably noticed that the judge was sentenced to five years’ probation in the same county that sentenced her to five years in jail. More than likely, she also noticed that she is…

The GOP Keeps Quietly Purging Black Voters—and Democrats Aren’t Doing Anything About It

When both Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen and the North Carolina Democratic Party’s deputy executive director, Douglass Wilson, were asked about a little-known, but nasty, national voter-purge effort called “Interstate Crosscheck” in their respective states during a broadcast of Reality Check, this…

The Troubling History of ‘the Most Racist Politician in America’

He goes by many names. The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project refers to him as “the king of voter suppression.” Kansas’ state Senate minority leader called him “the most racist politician in America today.” Until the newly written Muslim ban goes into effect, he still holds the…

No Evidence of Illegal Voting, but That Doesn’t Stop Trump or Sean ‘Spicy Facts’ Spicer

It’s been two days, just two days, since President Donald Trump took office, and the weird news just keeps coming. On Tuesday, Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer made it clear that real facts, aka the truth, will not be in play at this White House when he walked out to the podium and continued the myth that millions of illegal…

All That 'Rigged' Talk Overshadows the Very Real and Active Suppression of Black Votes

Frantically saving himself from the rat-a-tat of queries from skeptical black journalists at a rushed “off record” session at the GOP headquarters months ago, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus dropped the only mic he could think of to shut up the crowd: “I used to work for the NAACP Legal Defense…