Reading Time: 3 minutes Georgia is the latest victim of Republican state officials trying to suppress votes. Who will stop them? And do they win either way?
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Whether through gerrymandering, voter ID laws, or gubernatorial restrictions, North Carolina has become ground-zero for Republican led voter suppression.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Voter ID laws work as intended — they are suppressing the vote and blocking democracy. Just as shameful is that nobody is talking about it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: < 1 minute 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you were disturbed by the role media played in this election, here is your chance to make it right.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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.