Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 is forcing more states to make voting easier, but the GOP seems to be trying to counteract their efforts with a massive voter roll purge in Democratic strongholds.
Reading Time: 19 minutes GOP gerrymandering guru Thomas Hofeller died in 2018. His daughter Stephanie just released 70,000 files that detail his successful voter suppression efforts. Here is what these disclosures show and what they mean for US democracy.
Reading Time: 8 minutes While more states move toward hand-marked paper ballots, others will keep using outdated voting machines that are hackable and known to have serious security flaws.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is North Carolina about to replace its decades-old voting technology with another vulnerable system? It certainly looks that way.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Saying that North Carolina’s legislative map unconstitutionally favors Republicans, a panel of three judges ruled that it must be redrawn within two weeks.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While some critics of partisan gerrymandering hope the Supreme Court can put a stop to it, others fear the court may actually enable states to draw unfair maps.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Allegations of election fraud, the resignation of the chairman of the board of elections, a rogue political operative, and math that doesn’t add up — here’s a timeline of events concerning North Carolina’s 9th District.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Hurricanes unleash all kinds of horrors besides floods — snakes, alligators, pig poop — but things are bound to get even worse because of climate change deniers.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A North Carolina district court has found the state’s current districts unconstitutional. This could lead to pre-midterms redistricting — though state Republicans may appeal to the US Supreme Court.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The impact of gerrymandered maps and voter suppression efforts can be devastating for a state — even after courts have stepped in to overturn them. North Carolina is a poster child for the way this assault on democracy leads to laws that should never have been enacted.