Voting Rights

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
With the new system, said one supporter, "candidates will have to knock on the door of not just a certain plurality, but on the diverse doors of NYC's mosaic majority."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Texas voters could have less options for polling places if a new Republican state law is upheld. Democrats in the state have filed suit to strike it down.
"We need to fight back in the courts and at the ballot box."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"Voters should not lose their right to vote simply because they have decided...


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.