voting rights

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
Watch: Crowds of Illegal Aliens Line Up to Get Driver's Licenses in New York

Watch: Crowds of Illegal Aliens Line Up to Get Driver's Licenses in New York

Crowds of New York residents lined up to get driver's licenses on the first day that the sanctuary state officially allows for all eligible illegal aliens to obtain the state ID.

GOP-Led Voter Purges in Wisconsin and Georgia Could Tip 2020 Elections

Republicans are intensifying efforts to aggressively purge the voter rolls in Wisconsin and Georgia before the 2020 elections, potentially giving their party a crucial advantage by shrinking the
Hundreds of Thousands of Voters Purged from Rolls in Wisconsin; Issues Crop Up in Ohio and Georgia

Hundreds of Thousands of Voters Purged from Rolls in Wisconsin; Issues Crop Up in Ohio and Georgia

A Wisconsin judge ordered the state’s Elections Commission to strike more than 200,000 voters from its rolls after they did not respond to a mailer asking them to verify their address within 30
Black Woman Faces Prison Over Voting Law Created to ‘Rescue White People From the Curse of Negro Domination’

Black Woman Faces Prison Over Voting Law Created to ‘Rescue White People From the Curse of Negro Domination’

The morning after suffering a miscarriage in July, Lanisha Bratcher came face-to-face with yet another cruel reality of being black in America. Read more...
Wisconsin Judge Orders 200,000 Voters Kicked Off Rolls Ahead Of 2020

Wisconsin Judge Orders 200,000 Voters Kicked Off Rolls Ahead Of 2020

A state judge on Friday ordered more than 200,000 voters to be kicked off of voter roles in Wisconsin ahead...
New Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights to More Than 100,000 Formerly Incarcerated

New Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights to More Than 100,000 Formerly Incarcerated

Fresh into his new job as governor of Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to more than 140,000 formerly incarcerated Kentuckians—a move that
Democrat Kentucky Governor Gives Over 140K Felons the Right to Vote

Democrat Kentucky Governor Gives Over 140K Felons the Right to Vote

More than 140,000 convicted felons will now be eligible to vote in the state of Kentucky thanks to an executive order by newly elected Democrat Governor Andy Beshear.