Reading Time: 6 minutes Rather than sit by as Republican state leadership rolls out ever more intense voter ID laws, advocacy groups are taking to the streets with a single goal: Get identification into the hands of voters who need it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes State laws allowing individuals to challenge other individuals’ right to vote — supposedly in the name of voting integrity — are being weaponized, causing havoc and abuse at the polls.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Supreme Court disappointed election integrity advocates by declining to hear the merits of a case regarding perhaps one of the worst cases of partisan gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Disabled citizens are not voting at the same rate as the able-bodied, often due to poor accessibility at polls throughout the US. This predicament is discouraging millions from casting their votes.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ranked-choice voting — where voters rank all the candidates rather than opting for a single one — could lead to greater diversity and representation of views for both voters and candidates at the ballot box. New York joins a growing list of municipalities moving in this direction.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Ohio primaries are Tuesday, but two of its most populous counties are set to discard their electronic ballot images, which are used to count the votes. A lawsuit brought about by election transparency activists is trying to stop that from happening.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Election-integrity advocates nationwide are celebrating a decision by a New York state appeals court that classifies electronic ballot images as public records. New York is a step ahead of the curve — many jurisdictions fail to preserve the images at all.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Faced with a political climate unlikely to prioritize election reform, cities might lead the way in breaking the grip of rich donors and dark money in national campaigns.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of the 1.6 million disenfranchised felons in Florida may be one step closer to being able to vote thanks to a ruling from a federal judge. Earlier this week, US District Judge Mark Walker ordered Gov. Rick Scott (R) to devise a new system to restore convicted felons’ right to vote by April 26.The Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service shows that the Trump administration has begun to adopt increasingly lax standards on the sale of arms to countries with dubious commitments to human rights. Regardless of track records on intensifying humanitarian crises, the administration has prioritized increasing the sale of weapons to the region — notably Read More
Reading Time: 8 minutes Vertical farmers are bringing agriculture inside — and launching baby greens into outer space. But will political and marketplace realities bring vertical farming back down to earth?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Can a solar farm bloom in the devastation left by an abandoned strip mine? Developments in Kentucky are putting a new face on the energy future of Appalachia — even as the Trump administration looks to turn the clock back to the 19th century.
Reading Time: 5 minutes #deleteUber was briefly the most popular hashtag on Twitter. Democrats built a “Boycott Trump” app. Could consumer boycotts, rather than traditional legislative efforts long dominated by powerful lobbying groups, allow the people to make their voices heard?