Reading Time: 8 minutes Robert Mueller may not have lived up to the media hype, but his testimony before Congress offered the public a day-long tutorial on his investigation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Voting rights for millions of individuals with past convictions depend on their ability to pay restitution or complete parole, according to a new report.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Following a decisive victory for Democrats in the 2018 elections, advocates of fair redistricting are doubling down on their efforts to get like-minded candidates elected and end gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new law in Texas is a step away from open government as the state prepares for redistricting in 2021, critics claim.
Reading Time: 11 minutes How to prevent over half a million nonviolent ex-felons, most of whom are black, from voting? Let us count the ways.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Young voters, especially college students, fueled the “blue wave” of the 2018 elections. Now, Republicans are targeting those same voters for 2020 to limit their impact.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Critical funding for education, housing, and nutritional programs hangs in the balance if households are asked to disclose citizenship in the 2020 census.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kansas Democrats are using ranked-choice voting for the 2020 primary election, hoping to increase voter participation and to create fairer voting systems.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Tech giant Microsoft has thrown its hat into the election transparency field with a program called ElectionGuard, which aims to put verification power in the hands of voters in the United States.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Ten years ago tomorrow, Dr. George Tiller was murdered for performing abortions. Now, amid restrictive anti-choice legislation getting passed by a slew of states and demagoguery from the White House on the issue, threats against abortion providers are on the rise again. Is it only a matter of time until another actual human being is killed?
Reading Time: 7 minutes As Attorney General William Barr ratchets up his critique of the FBI’s role in the Russia probe, the former FBI general counsel speaks publicly for the first time about the bureau’s investigations of President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In a letter sent to every presidential candidate Wednesday, more than 100 groups urged the White House hopefuls to make democracy reform a top priority.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) forcefully made the case for better election laws and highlighted the devastating impact of voter suppression on democracy. Will her primary rivals follow her example? Election integrity experts are encouraged.
Reading Time: 7 minutes It appears that neither average Americans nor Washington insiders are actually reading the Mueller report. Not poring over this legal document might harm democracy.
Reading Time: 9 minutes As the 2020 campaign gets closer, political divisions are likely to be reflected in the debate over the National Popular Vote Compact, falling along predictable party lines.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The annual Ridenhour Prizes are the one day whistleblowers get their due .
Reading Time: 9 minutes Voter roll purges are required by law. But aggressive purge practices and purges based on inaccurate information disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Manual audits of machine-marked “paper ballots” from hybrid voting systems cannot detect fraud because the hybrids can change votes after the ballots have been cast.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Red flags laws may prevent gun violence as well as suicides, but they also introduce civil rights concerns that will likely lead to court challenges.