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 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: 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 A collection of WhoWhatWhy stories that show the many grotesque varieties of racism in action.
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: 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: 3 minutes States are testing the limits of the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling with laws banning foreign-owned corporations from donating to super PACs.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If you want to vote in secret, then caucuses aren’t for you. Which raises the question: Why do they still play such a big role in choosing a president?
Reading Time: 5 minutes While many states are taking voting machine vulnerabilities more seriously, others seem to ignore cybersecurity concerns as a rift emerges among election security advocates.