voting rights

Between 500K and 1M Non-Citizens May Get Voting Rights in New York City

Between 500K and 1M Non-Citizens May Get Voting Rights in New York City

Up to one million non-citizens living in New York City may obtain voting rights for local elections if a plan by Democrat city councilmembers is approved.
Why aren't more conservatives concerned about felon voting rights?

Why aren't more conservatives concerned about felon voting rights?

I've been a huge fan of Elizabeth Warren since I saw her yelling at a cop during the 2012 Boston Pride Parade. I generally think that her past history as a Republican should actually be a selling

No, Voter Fraud Is Not the Biggest Threat to Democracy

Nearly a quarter of Americans believe that the biggest threat to safe and secure elections is voter fraud, according to a new NPR poll. But despite President Donald Trump’s false claims that “millions
This Week: FL Supreme Court Limits Voting Rights Of Ex-Felons

This Week: FL Supreme Court Limits Voting Rights Of Ex-Felons

Florida Supreme Court Curbs Voting Rights Of Ex-Felons: The Florida Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion backing an effort by...
Florida's Supreme Court Just Passed A Poll Tax

Florida's Supreme Court Just Passed A Poll Tax

Florida's state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of denying convicted felons the right to vote if they do not pay fines and fees associated with their incarceration, a decision that was
Boxed Out of the Ballot: Florida Supreme Court Rules Formerly Incarcerated Must Pay Outstanding Fees Before Voting

Boxed Out of the Ballot: Florida Supreme Court Rules Formerly Incarcerated Must Pay Outstanding Fees Before Voting

In November 2018, Florida voters moved to restore voting rights to 1.4 million convicted felons following their release. Amendment 4 to the state constitution was seen as a major victory for civil
Florida Supreme Court Sides With DeSantis Over Felons Vote

Florida Supreme Court Sides With DeSantis Over Felons Vote

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday it is fair that convicted felons in Florida must pay off all fines and...

Florida’s Supreme Court Says Ex-Felons Must Pay Fines Before Regaining the Vote

In 2018, Florida voters approved a ballot initiative restoring the right to vote to ex-felons. On Thursday, the state’s highest court said that right should be taken away from many of them. The
Trump’s Stealth Plan to Preserve White Electoral Power

Trump’s Stealth Plan to Preserve White Electoral Power

Two days after Tropical Storm Imelda battered her district in Houston, state Sen. Carol Alvarado drove from its heavily Latino east side, past taquerias and signs for immigration attorneys, to another

Trump Is an “Existential” Threat: Ilana Glazer, Eric Holder, and 2020

Voting is power, says Mother Jones voting rights reporter Ari Berman. But since the nation’s birth, those with actual legislative power have disenfranchised people of color, low-income Americans, and
Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Immediate Voter Purge In Wisconsin

Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Immediate Voter Purge In Wisconsin

An appeals court ordered a freeze Tuesday on a purge of more than 200,000 people from the voting rolls in...
Judge Holds WI Election Commission In Contempt, Demands Voter Purge

Judge Holds WI Election Commission In Contempt, Demands Voter Purge

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy found the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt of court Monday, fining the board and...
Steyer’s Ad Spending Surpasses $100 Million: Campaign Update

Steyer’s Ad Spending Surpasses $100 Million: Campaign Update

Billionaire Tom Steyer has spent more than $106 million on television, cable, radio and digital ads since he launched his presidential campaign in July.

New York Wants to Make It Easier to Register to Vote

New York state just took a major step toward ensuring that all eligible citizens can exercise their right to vote. On Thursday, the state Senate passed a bill that would automatically register

Jim Jordan Is Lying About Voting Rights

Last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent an alarming email to his supporters. Jordan, who is one of Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders on Capitol Hill, warned that Obama-era Attorney General Eric
Conservative Group Pushes For Immediate Voter Purge In Wisconsin

Conservative Group Pushes For Immediate Voter Purge In Wisconsin

While the courts and Elections Commission are currently in stasis in Wisconsin over a massive voter purge dispute, Republicans are...
In Wisconsin, 200,000 Voters Hang In The Balance While Commission Is Deadlocked

In Wisconsin, 200,000 Voters Hang In The Balance While Commission Is Deadlocked

A very partisan battle is being fought in Wisconsin over whether or not to purge 200,000 voters from the rolls...
The Three Lawyers Who’ve Purged Thousands of Voters

The Three Lawyers Who’ve Purged Thousands of Voters

We’re looking back at some of our work from the past decade. This piece was originally published July 2017. Click the highlighted text below for updates, elaborations, and the story behind the story.
Trump Reelection Aide Taped Admitting GOP Has Historically Relied On Voter Suppression

Trump Reelection Aide Taped Admitting GOP Has Historically Relied On Voter Suppression

Justin Clark, one of President Donald Trump’s top reelection aides, was caught on tape telling powerful Republicans in Wisconsin that...
How Crystal Mason Became the Face of Voter Suppression in America

How Crystal Mason Became the Face of Voter Suppression in America

Sue Halpern on the case of Crystal Mason, who was convicted for illegal voting in Texas and sentenced to five years in prison, and on efforts around the country to make voter-I.D. requirements more