voting rights

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....
They Got Their Voting Rights Back, But Will They Go to the Polls?

They Got Their Voting Rights Back, But Will They Go to the Polls?

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The Stakes Just Got Higher In GOP Power Grab Over Immigrant Political Power

The Stakes Just Got Higher In GOP Power Grab Over Immigrant Political Power

Sixteen blue states as well as several localities are seeking to defend the current system of doling out U.S. House...
‘Grand Slam’ on Judges Contrasts With Rough Patch for McConnell

‘Grand Slam’ on Judges Contrasts With Rough Patch for McConnell

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are reshaping federal courts at a blazing pace, with the Senate’s confirmation of 59 judges so far this year offering a bright spot
Warren to Address Native American Issues Forum: Campaign Update

Warren to Address Native American Issues Forum: Campaign Update

Elizabeth Warren has signed onto to attend a Native American presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa, later this month, joining six other Democratic candidates to discuss issues affecting Native
The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever

The Case Against the Electoral College Is Stronger Than Ever

“Abolish the Electoral College,” Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. The Senator’s statement was in response to an op-ed authored by The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, who posited that though
Toward an Electoral College–Free Future

Toward an Electoral College–Free Future

“Abolish the Electoral College,” Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. The Senator’s statement was in response to an op-ed authored by The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, who posited that though
Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Native American issues are rarely discussed on the presidential campaign trail, but for the first this year, a candidates’ forum entirely on Native concerns will be held next month in Sioux City,
The election security threat that no one is talking about

The election security threat that no one is talking about

Imagine it’s Nov. 3, 2020. The polls have been closed for a couple of hours. As election results roll in, the national media waits anxiously for returns from a handful of key swing districts in
Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russian hackers probed election systems in all 50 states, a new Senate report confirmed Thursday. The report comes one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that the Russian
The 2018 election highlighted the good news — and the bad — facing voters with disabilities

The 2018 election highlighted the good news — and the bad — facing voters with disabilities

Here’s the good news: Voter turnout among people with disabilities increased substantially during the 2018 midterm elections compared to four years prior. The bad? More than two million Americans with
Voter Fraud Alarmists’ Next Big Stand Is In Minnesota, The Most Voter-Friendly State

Voter Fraud Alarmists’ Next Big Stand Is In Minnesota, The Most Voter-Friendly State

The next flashpoint in voter fraud alarmists’ crusade to overhype their claims may be coming in Minnesota, the most voter-friendly...
A federal court just trashed the last, best chance of stopping racist voter discrimination in Texas

A federal court just trashed the last, best chance of stopping racist voter discrimination in Texas

America’s voting rights laws are an empty shell of what they were just a decade ago. In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court in 2013 voted along party lines to neuter much of the Voting Rights
The Citizenship Question Is Dead But The Fight Isn’t Over

The Citizenship Question Is Dead But The Fight Isn’t Over

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Now that the citizenship question is dead,...

House Votes to Hold Top Trump Officials in Criminal Contempt for Withholding Census Documents

The House of Representatives voted 230 to 198 Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over key documents about
Ex-Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Alien Invasion’ Reports

Ex-Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Alien Invasion’ Reports

A former Trump voter fraud commissioner will apologize to citizens he wrongly described as noncitizens in reports claiming mass voter...

Trump Dropped the Census Citizenship Question. He Could Still Shift Power to White Republicans.

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump dropped his bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, abandoning a push that was expected to lead to a severe undercount of communities of color. But
Democrats’ not so secret weapon to fix America’s insanely rigged election map

Democrats’ not so secret weapon to fix America’s insanely rigged election map

At an office in a WeWork in Washington, D.C. sits Democrats’ best hope of reversing decades of Republican gerrymandering. Created two and a half years ago, the National Democratic Redistricting