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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Opinion: Americans just witnessed the corrosive effects of voter suppression in the Georgia gubernatorial race. “Defeated” candidate Stacey Abrams, as well as election integrity activists nationwide, are trying to do something about it. So why can’t Big Media?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) made headlines again, this time for openly supporting voter suppression laws. But she’s not alone: other officials are also growing bolder about why they do what they do.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The midterm elections clearly showed that Americans want more democracy. Let’s allow them to vote on it in 2020.
Reading Time: 15 minutes We explore WhoWhatWhy’s decision to take on the singular focus of election integrity and voter suppression during this election.
Reading Time: 1 minute In majority-minority Hancock County, Georgia, the local election board — dominated by white members — tried to disenfranchise many African American voters and almost got away with it. Where else is this happening?
Reading Time: 6 minutes The surge in early voting in Texas, especially among younger voters, came despite continued efforts that seem designed to keep minorities, the poor, and young constituents from the polls.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are locked in a Senate race where every vote counts. Yet some Arizonans won’t get to cast a ballot because of obstacles placed in their way.
Reading Time: 3 minutes How Indiana’s aggressive efforts to purge voter rolls and to impose burdensome voter ID requirements can disproportionately impact low-income voters.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Nevada could be a good example of what will happen when voters get to vote.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Felony disenfranchisement is a normal part of state politics, taking the vote away from over 6 million citizens nationwide, and over 281,000 Georgians.
Reading Time: 9 minutes With so much energy expended — and money spent — to restrict access to the ballot box, what’s it like to have to fight for one of the pillars of democracy?
Reading Time: 1 minute It is a divisive issue, but some are finding it impossible to get ID from the government — which means their voting rights are being denied.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In the crucial North Dakota Senate race, Republicans find a winning strategy: disenfranchising Native Americans.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A new documentary tells the human story behind voter suppression, through the eyes of four volunteer lawyers, on Election Day, 2016.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Voter suppression efforts against minority citizens are taking place throughout the US. But the story is not gaining traction with major news networks, who are fixated on President Donald Trump.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) acknowledged that voter suppression efforts by Republicans are significant enough to swing key Senate races in Arizona and North Dakota. In Arizona, where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is virtually tied with Republican Martha McSally, outdated voter databases which do not automatically update new home addresses could mean up Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute Beatrice Williams understands well the dark history of voter suppression in Georgia — her own family experienced it. And she understands the importance of the upcoming election — that’s why she’s doing everything she can to help others vote.