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Voting Rights

 

Critics Warn Florida GOP Bill Designed to 'Criminalize' the Voting Process

"American exceptionalism and denial means that no one will admit it, but between book burning, abortion bans, criminalizing trans kids, the Supreme Court's attack on voting rights, and now this, we are truly veering on fascism."

Julia Conley ·


In 'Momentous' Ruling, Supreme Court Rejects GOP Voting Maps

While North Carolina and Pennsylvania will use evenly-split electoral maps for the midterm elections, the court's right-wing majority appeared eager to rule further on whether state courts can reject partisan maps.

Julia Conley ·


Anniversary of Selma Should Remind Americans How Democracy Is Defended

African Americans won the right to vote because we and our allies marched for it, demonstrated for it, were beaten and died to gain it. After Selma, people of conscience demanded that the country live up to its Constitution and its democratic ideals.

Jesse Jackson ·


Why Gerrymandering Could Get Way Worse

For the first time in 50 years, Republican legislators are free to effectively minimize the power of racial minorities.

Robert Reich ·


Anatomy of Trump's Big Lie

Trump keeps repeating the Antrim County lie and is now endorsing Matthew DePerno to become the state's next attorney general.

Steven Harper ·


Where, Oh Where Is the Media's Sense of Urgency on the GOP's Attack on Voting

Even in the face of "an unprecedented crisis of democracy," corporate media are likely to allow an authoritarian coup to happen because they're too unshakably committed to business as usual to sound the alarm.

Joshua Cho ·


Just 6% of US House Seats Expected to Be Competitive Thanks to Rigged Maps

Gerrymandered congressional districts come alongside a wave of GOP voter suppression laws.

Kenny Stancil ·


GOP Law Blamed as Nearly 40% of Mail-In Ballots Rejected in Houston Area

"Mail ballots are people's votes," said a Harris County elections administrator who is "very concerned" about the anti-democratic effects of the Texas GOP's new voter suppression law.

Kenny Stancil ·


Groups Warn Texas Voting Rights 'In Jeopardy' as GOP Law Wreaks Havoc

"Confusion was always the point," one voting rights advocate said of the Republican law. "This was never actually about making sure that we can have free and fair elections."

Jake Johnson ·


Georgia Republicans Are Deliberately Attacking Voting Rights

Georgia's new restrictions strike at the heart of that Democratic stronghold, especially Black voters.

Steven Harper ·

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