Voting Rights

Jake Johnson, staff writer
As President Donald Trump's so-called Election Integrity Commission is set to meet for the second time on Tuesday in New Hampshire, voting rights groups are slamming the panel as a " stain on democracy " and urging resistance to any attempt by the Trump administration to " restrict access to the ballot under the guise of eliminating voter fraud...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Illinois passes automatic voter registration. (Photo: Sandor Weisz/flickr/cc)
In a time of increased efforts to restrict access to the polls, Illinois took a...
Julia Conley, staff writer
President Donald Trump appears to have successfully convinced his supporters that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election.
Identifying it as part of the "slippery slope to dictatorship," critics are...


Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.