The campaign chairman of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a long time dirty tricks operative in the business of voter “caging” and voter suppression.
The Republican-championed voting requirements aim to reshape the changing electorate in their favor, cut millennial voters out of politics, and reassert control over a crumbling coalition.
Georgia is the latest victim of Republican state officials trying to suppress votes. Who will stop them? And do they win either way?
Sometimes a scandal can bring other hidden things to light. In the case of the disgraced former Alabama governor, we now learn that GOP rationalizations to close DMVs were indeed nothing but a ruse for a deliberate voter suppression effort.
Whether through gerrymandering, voter ID laws, or gubernatorial restrictions, North Carolina has become ground-zero for Republican led voter suppression.
President Donald Trump wants an investigation into his unproven claim that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton. Enterprising lawmakers could take any findings to further suppress the right of minorities to vote.
Voter ID laws work as intended — they are suppressing the vote and blocking democracy. Just as shameful is that nobody is talking about it.
Thanks to the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, Republicans have been able to pass laws enabling them to pick an electorate more to their liking. Still, there’s more work to be done, and WhoWhatWhy is offering a few innovative ways to ensure that only the “right” people vote.
With its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court opened the door for state lawmakers who wanted to turn back the clock and return to a time when race played a role in who could vote.
Despite all the hullabaloo about the election, including apparent irregularities and calls for recounts, we hear very little about a definite factor in Donald Trump’s victory: vote suppression.
If you were disturbed by the role media played in this election, here is your chance to make it right.
The WhoWhatWhy review of a documentary on the sordid history of black voter suppression, told through the eyes of a man who marched with Martin Luther King, saw hope in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and returned to Alabama to find that not much has changed.
In-person voter fraud has had a tremendous impact on US elections — but only because Republican state governments have used this extraordinarily rare crime to justify massive voter suppression efforts that could make all the difference in this election.
Ohio’s Republicans came within three weeks of preventing hundreds of thousands of voters from casting ballots. However, another one of their efforts to suppress the vote in the Buckeye state succeeded.
Voter suppression is no laughing matter but sometimes humor can help people understand an issue better. Watch John Oliver demolish those who only want the right people to vote.
Voting rights activists won three important legal battles across the US. The cases highlight the fierce battle being fought right now over who will get to vote in the fall.
As soon as the opportunity arose, Virginia Republicans put in place laws that would make it more difficult for many likely Democratic voters to access the polls. Their efforts could make all the difference in November.
Primaries throughout the US continue to be marred by election problems. Here is a closer look at what happened in Arizona.
In a democracy, everyone gets to vote. In a fair society, no one is tricked into not voting, or harassed, or obstructed in any way from exercising their franchise. Here’s what to do if you run into problems voting…
Where was Obama really born? Well, where were thousands of Floridians really born? We take a hard look at those email rumors circulating—and at the “truth” issues not getting enough of our attention.