Reading Time: 1 minute In majority-minority Hancock County, Georgia, the local election board — dominated by white members — tried to disenfranchise many African American voters and almost got away with it. Where else is this happening?
Reading Time: 2 minutes As voters go to the polls today, disinformation campaigns are underway on social media.During September and October, Twitter deleted 10,000 fake accounts that were encouraging people not to vote.“I hear ICE agents will be at poling [sic] stations on election day, looking to deport illegals trying to vote,” one tweet from a since-banned account read.Another Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute James Edwards is a veteran with mobility issues — so voting with an absentee ballot seemed natural. But he’s just one of many voters whose ballot was rejected for a reason that he believes isn’t right.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Recent court decisions, coupled with inaccurate mailers and problems with absentee ballots, may be causing widespread confusion as Missourians vote today in a very close Senate race.Democrat Claire McCaskill is running for reelection in a state President Donald Trump won by 18.5 points in 2016. RealClearPolitics rates the race as a tossup and the RCP Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes WhoWhatWhy explains the technical details of how our reporter created the table in WhoWhatWhy’s Election Day coverage of potential voters who have had their ballots rejected or not yet returned. The reporter who created this table, Jordan Wilkie, is not a trained data scientist. While WhoWhatWhy would not publish work they did not have extremely Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes How Indiana’s aggressive efforts to purge voter rolls and to impose burdensome voter ID requirements can disproportionately impact low-income voters.
Reading Time: 1 minute It is a divisive issue, but some are finding it impossible to get ID from the government — which means their voting rights are being denied.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil will become the third country in recent months to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, president-elect Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Amid political gridlock, and against the backdrop of gerrymandering and voter suppression, citizen-led efforts to boost voting rights through ballot initiatives are under way in a handful of states.One such effort concerns “Question 2” — whether to allow voters to either register or update their registration on the same day as the election. Maryland is Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Data suggests that next week’s midterm elections may have a historically high voter turnout. However, analysis also reveals a troubling trend in the number of poll closures.
Reading Time: 1 minute Two Georgia college students share their experience of voting for the first time — and their potential disenfranchisement had they not known better.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the past few days, NATO heavyweight Turkey has once again bombed the Syrian Kurdish forces who have been key to the effort to defeat the Islamic State, just as the jihadists launched a desperate counterattack in Syria, killing up to 70 pro-American forces. Turkey has long been accused of directly or indirectly propping up Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Voter suppression efforts against minority citizens are taking place throughout the US. But the story is not gaining traction with major news networks, who are fixated on President Donald Trump.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) acknowledged that voter suppression efforts by Republicans are significant enough to swing key Senate races in Arizona and North Dakota. In Arizona, where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is virtually tied with Republican Martha McSally, outdated voter databases which do not automatically update new home addresses could mean up Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Late on Friday, amid major international uproar and after more than two weeks of denials as well as several days of speculation that it would do just that, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in its consulate in Istanbul. A day later, even President Donald Trump, who initially attempted to Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The US Supreme Court opted to change the voter identification rules in North Dakota just weeks before the midterm election — a decision that could keep thousands of mostly Native American voters from casting a ballot.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The largest electronic voting machine vendor in the US is threatening an election transparency group with legal action for publishing the company’s manuals. The transparency group says it has every right to share them.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A peaceful protest outside the Vatican for women’s rights turned violent when police descended to break up chants for equality in Church deliberations.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A lawsuit challenging the state’s electoral practices, which plaintiffs argue allowed for large-scale voter disenfranchisement, has been allowed to proceed in federal court.
Reading Time: 2 minutes US Sen. Richard Blumenthal insisted Wednesday that there is no threat to national security in declassifying all documents related to the attacks of September 11, 2001. His fellow senators did not object.