Reading Time: 5 minutes A few sensible actions would not only protect Americans from being exposed to the coronavirus when voting, they would also make US democracy fairer and better.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media and the public take note when they see an overt example of voter suppression. But these are just the symptoms of a very ugly disease that ails democracy in the US. But nobody seems to want to invest in a cure.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Faced with voter roll purges, closed polling places, and restrictive voter-ID laws throughout the country, hundreds of organizations are teaming up again to protect access to the ballot box.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Native Americans could significantly sway the outcome of the 2020 election in several states — if they’re allowed to vote.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018 Stacey Abrams was robbed of becoming the country’s first female African American governor. Next year, she hopes to get the last laugh by helping Democrats across the country avoid her fate.
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 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: 9 minutes A WhoWhatWhy investigation has shown that voter suppression was a factor in the razor-thin outcome of the Virginia House race that gave Republicans control of the chamber — and could now hand them control of the state’s governorship.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This year WhoWhatWhy spent considerable resources shining a light on election vulnerabilities, and how bad actors both foreign and domestic are trying to undermine our most precious resource, democracy. We think some of these outstanding pieces deserve a second look.