A WhoWhatWhy investigation shows that a huge percentage of absentee ballots in a majority-minority county are getting rejected — and that at least some voters seem to be kept in the dark about it.
“Exact match” voter registration is a law enacted by the Republican-controlled Georgia state legislature; it carries on the infamous history of suppressing the African American vote in the Peach State.
Coralis Camacho Garcia came to Florida from hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. She still had her original documents so she could register to vote — she was one of the lucky ones.
Absentee ballots in high-profile Georgia are up 130 percent over the last midterms. Voters are “more engaged” and black voters are driving the surge. Experts point to Stacey Abrams’s candidacy and voting-machine concerns as reasons for this spike.
The vulnerabilities of Georgia’s electronic voting machines are now well documented. With time running out before the midterms, advocates are trying to force the courts to take action.
Election transparency advocates are worried that numerous states may be breaking the law by not preserving ballot images and not following proper chain-of-custody rules.
When the Supreme Court made it easier for states with a history of discrimination to change election laws, Georgia took full advantage — and voters are paying the price.
The Espionage Act was passed to deter spies who might pass on classified information to foreign governments. But lately it’s been used as a weapon against homegrown whistleblowers, whose intention was not espionage but exposing government waste, fraud, and abuse.
New polling shows that Americans’ confidence in the integrity and efficacy of elections is badly shaken — but their reasons for being distrustful reveal the deep partisan divide that splits the country.
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Please make sure you are registered to vote in your county — your democracy depends on it.
A bipartisan federal government commission has weighed in on the state of minority voter discrimination. Its conclusions are not pretty.