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Gerrymandering Prisoners

By 12/09/2019

Earlier this year, a federal court in Connecticut allowed the NAACP to proceed in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit to challenge a widely overlooked population impacted by gerrymandering: inmates. The plaintiffs in the case allege that prison gerrymandering — counting inmates in districts with prisons during the census instead of where that person last lived —particularly disenfranchises low-income and […]

Fighting for Election Transparency — With Science

By 02/10/2016

Our automated vote recording and tabulation system cannot be trusted. At least that’s what one statistician thinks, and she is not staying silent about it. Here is the story of how one person took on the bureaucracy in order to protect the integrity of our democracy.

We Don’t Know What Our Computers Are Doing

By 08/16/2018

Computers are like a black box — we don’t really know what they’re up to inside. A series of recently discovered vulnerabilities only drives home the point, and further calls into question the US’s reliance on electronic voting systems.

The Coming Voting Rights Battle: Access vs. Accountability

By 04/04/2017

Like so many important subjects, the future battle over improving our election system is about technical issues. Don’t let the geek factor throw you off: whether we emphasize accessibility for the disabled or a reliable paper trail is a very big deal for us all. The question is: Can we have it all?

For Stacey Abrams, Voter Suppression Is Personal

By 02/20/2019

Abrams came very close in her Georgia race to be the country’s first female African American governor. Still a major political mover and shaker, she’s using what happened to her in 2018 to spur reform of voting laws throughout the country.