voting rights

The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering

The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering

David Daley writes about newly obtained records and e-mails that raise new questions about the role of race in Thomas Hofeller’s gerrymandering and in the Republican Party’s mapmaking nationwide.

North Carolina Judges Toss Out Gerrymandered Maps as Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, a panel of three judges ruled that legislative districts drawn by Republican lawmakers for state legislative races “do not permit voters to freely choose their representative” and
Court Finds NC Partisan Gerrymander A Violation Of State Constitution

Court Finds NC Partisan Gerrymander A Violation Of State Constitution

Extreme partisan gerrymanders can violate North Carolina’s constitution, a state court found Tuesday, in a decision striking down the state...

How to Stop Russia From Attacking and Influencing the 2020 Election

The Russians are coming. That’s the message about the 2020 election from FBI Director Chris Wray (who this summer said Moscow is determined to interfere in the next presidential contest) and from
Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week.

Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week.

Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has even greater urgency, as North Carolina prepares next
This Week: Appeals Court Won’t Let Indiana Go Back To Purging People Without Warning Them

This Week: Appeals Court Won’t Let Indiana Go Back To Purging People Without Warning Them

Appeals Court Smacks Down Indiana’s Purge Process: An appeals court on Tuesday schooled Indiana on why it is illegal to...
Ohio Agrees To Let Ballots Of Certain Purged Voters Count In Upcoming Elections

Ohio Agrees To Let Ballots Of Certain Purged Voters Count In Upcoming Elections

One of the disputes fueling the war over Ohio’s purge process was resolved Thursday, with the announcement of a settlement...
For the 50-11th Time: Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for New Open Senate Seat in Georgia

For the 50-11th Time: Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for New Open Senate Seat in Georgia

We get it. Stacey Abrams would be great at running literally anything: your district, the state of Georgia, your state, the entirety of the United States, all the habitable sections of planet earth,
B.S. claim Black people will wait for Popeye’s and not to vote gets demolished

B.S. claim Black people will wait for Popeye’s and not to vote gets demolished

Nobody has sacrificed more for the vote. The post B.S. claim Black people will wait for Popeye’s and not to vote gets demolished appeared first on The Daily Dot.

The Rise of the Native American Electorate

At the Native American Presidential Forum last Monday morning, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made headlines by finally apologizing for claiming Cherokee heritage. “I know that I have made mistakes,” she said
99 Years After Women’s Suffrage, the Fight for the Vote Continues

99 Years After Women’s Suffrage, the Fight for the Vote Continues

The observance of Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26 marks the anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment entered the Constitution in 1920
Dem Group Aiming To Flip 5 Secretaries Of State Offices In 2020

Dem Group Aiming To Flip 5 Secretaries Of State Offices In 2020

The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has set its sights on five secretaries of state offices it wants to...
GOP Voter Fraud Hawk Hired For Arizona AG’s New ‘Elections Integrity’ Unit

GOP Voter Fraud Hawk Hired For Arizona AG’s New ‘Elections Integrity’ Unit

A Tea Party-linked voter fraud activist known for her vigilante approach to poll-monitoring is heading to the Arizona Attorney General’s...
Key Voter Fraud Alarmist Pushing States To Adopt Anti-Immigrant Redistricting Change

Key Voter Fraud Alarmist Pushing States To Adopt Anti-Immigrant Redistricting Change

Hans von Spakovsky — a former member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission known for overhyping claims of mass voter...
Elections are rigged with voter suppression more 'insidious' than in the 1960s, Stacey Abrams says

Elections are rigged with voter suppression more 'insidious' than in the 1960s, Stacey Abrams says

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who claims that she won the 2018 election despite losing by nearly 55,000 votes, said during a Sunday interview on ABC that voter suppression
Voting Rights: A Federal Judge Gives Georgia An Election Security Smackdown

Voting Rights: A Federal Judge Gives Georgia An Election Security Smackdown

Can Census Pull Off the Data Project Trump Needs for an Anti-Immigrant Power Grab? That’s the question many outside census...
Judge orders Georgia to get rid of outdated voting machines before 2020 election

Judge orders Georgia to get rid of outdated voting machines before 2020 election

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the state of Georgia to stop using paperless touchscreen voting machines ahead of the 2020 election, citing security concerns. In a 153-page ruling, U.S. District
Inside The Ongoing War Over Ohio’s Extreme Voter Purge System

Inside The Ongoing War Over Ohio’s Extreme Voter Purge System

Ohio may have won its Supreme Court battle to implement its extreme “use it or lose it” voter purges. But...
Stacey Abrams Is Smarter Than Tom Steyer

Stacey Abrams Is Smarter Than Tom Steyer

If you have $10 million or so lying around, you can buy your way into a Democratic debate. That, at least, was one lesson from Tom Steyer’s announcement Tuesday that he had—after spending $7 million
Will Trump’s Plan B To Use Census For An Anti-Immigrant Power Grab Even Work?

Will Trump’s Plan B To Use Census For An Anti-Immigrant Power Grab Even Work?

The Census Bureau says it can obtain the data President Trump will need to facilitate a game-changing, GOP-boosting redistricting overhaul....