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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2013 the US Supreme Court delivered a devastating decision that would lead to a host of state voter suppression laws, with which Americans continue to struggle today as they head to the polls.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A glimpse at the legal battles being fought against the type of voter suppression that is currently being exposed by WhoWhatWhy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Just days after WhoWhatWhy exclusively revealed that one county in Georgia is rejecting absentee ballots at a stunning rate, a lawsuit has been filed to make sure that ballots across the state are counted — or that voters are notified immediately if there is a legitimate problem.
Reading Time: 6 minutes “Exact match” voter registration is a law enacted by the Republican-controlled Georgia state legislature; it carries on the infamous history of suppressing the African American vote in the Peach State.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fighting for free and fair elections is not sexy, and those who champion democracy often go unsung. But we know that you care about it, and that’s why we’re focusing so heavily on the integrity of the upcoming elections.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The vulnerabilities of Georgia’s electronic voting machines are now well documented. With time running out before the midterms, advocates are trying to force the courts to take action.
Reading Time: 4 minutes New polling shows that Americans’ confidence in the integrity and efficacy of elections is badly shaken — but their reasons for being distrustful reveal the deep partisan divide that splits the country.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Voter suppression laws appear as wolves in sheeps’ clothing — cost-saving, preventing in-person voter fraud, securing elections. They’re never cast as what they really are — ugly manifestations of racism.
Reading Time: 17 minutes A look at how voting laws are being subverted to suppress minority participation, and at the resultant degradation of democracy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Five years ago, a US Supreme Court decision had the practical effect of making it harder to vote in many states. Americans are still dealing with the consequences, and it’s only getting worse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Voter purging is on the rise in the US, according to a new report. Unfortunately, showing up at the ballot box and exercising your constitutional right is no guarantee that your vote will be counted.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Supreme Court on Monday approved the controversial process Ohio has used to purge more than 2 million voters from the rolls since 2011. The ruling opens the door for other states to follow suit.
Reading Time: 9 minutes When control of Virginia’s House of Delegates hung in the balance last year, there was talk about the importance of voting. What some overlooked, however, was the impact of voter suppression. Until now. A WhoWhatWhy investigation uncovers incompetence and blatant voter suppression on election day.
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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Personal attacks on the Parkland students have shown that their political opponents are scared. Will they resort to new voter suppression schemes to keep millennials away from the polls in November?
Reading Time: 7 minutes The decisions of federal courts have put an end to many voter suppression schemes cooked up by crooked politicians. But many of President Donald Trump’s nominees have troubling records when it comes to voting rights. Will they put partisan interests above the law?
Reading Time: 12 minutes Popular author and journalist Sarah Kendzior looks at the many battles ahead to combat voter suppression in 2018.
Reading Time: 16 minutes One of the commission’s few Democrats tells WhoWhatWhy it was set up to restrict voting access from its inception. He believes President Donald Trump and its members are now trying to cover their tracks.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Powerful forces in the US and abroad are spending a lot of money and effort on undermining democracy. In 2017, we tried to call them out on it when others were silent.