Reading Time: 6 minutes The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a major milestone for civil rights activists, but in the 55 years since, African American voters have been systematically disenfranchised from the ballot box. Meet the trailblazers working to stop that.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Report Alleges Voter Suppression in Alabama: Since the Supreme Court gutted a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Alabama lawmakers have taken a string of actions that disproportionately disenfranchise African American voters, according to a recent report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The report states that the Republican-controlled state legislature implemented a Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes In a major victory for voting-rights advocates, a three-judge panel blocked a Florida law that imposes fines and fees on formerly incarcerated individuals before they can register to vote.
Reading Time: 3 minutes After internet trolls exacerbated the Iowa caucus fiasco, election security advocates are turning their attention to states with vulnerable voting machines to see how prepared they are in case something goes wrong.
Reading Time: 3 minutes When getting a say on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, voters across the country have spoken loud and clear: They are tired of it. In recent years, several ballot initiatives have passed with broad support that would result in the creation of fair maps. The latest example of this is Illinois: Fair maps advocates filed Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ballot initiatives are an important tool for voters who want electoral reform. Yet GOP lawmakers across the country have rewritten, blocked, or outright ignored measures for a more fair democracy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes People rank their top three choices for a lot of things: which place has better coffee, which road has the least traffic. What if we did that for congressional races too?
Reading Time: 2 minutes You might have heard about internet trolls “clogging” the precinct reporting hotline for the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) on caucus night. But, what really caused the massive delay in determining a winner was the apparent rush to implement a mobile app that the IDP asked precincts to use for reporting results. Backlash Continues in Iowa Over Mobile App: The goal Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes A decade later and billions of dollars deep, Congress is finally considering a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Georgia’s primary election is still a few weeks away, but it looks like it may be another mess in the Peach State. Once again, Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is under scrutiny for the state’s new touchscreen voting machines. Raffensperger reportedly has repeated that paper ballots would be given “a physical recount,” but Read More