The stricter laws stem from a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which required the approval of the Justice Department before states made any changes to their voting laws.
Trump slams ‘crazy, lunatic’ constitutional amendment in midterm endgame:
President Donald Trump is slamming the constitutionally protected provision of birthright citizenship as a “crazy, lunatic policy” in an incendiary endgame to the midterm election campaign, which could save the Senate but risks putting the House beyond reach.
With four days to go, Trump is riding the strategy on which he has effectively bet his presidency — a refusal to broaden his coalition and incessant appeals to his base — into its biggest test so far. Yet his approach risks alienating more moderate voters in tight House races
This is the 30-year-old Willie Horton ad everybody is talking about today:
There are attack ads, and then there are Willie Horton-type attack ads.
It’s a name given to political advertisements that blatantly stoke racial fears and stereotypes. They’re a tried-and-true way to paint a political opponent as being soft on crime. And a lot of time they work.