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Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Blogs

Rush says, “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill.” No wonder he supports voter ID laws.

July 8, 2012

How a fifteen-state consortium of right-wing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.

July 5, 2012

The state’s elections supervisors continue to oppose the campaign initiated by Governor Rick Scott.

July 3, 2012

Minnesota lawmakers claim ignorance over violating ethics in the voter ID suit that stands to discriminate against voters of color.

July 2, 2012

The GOP’s elaborate conspiracy theories bolster new voter suppression laws.

June 27, 2012

After a year of standing ground, the governor warms up to voter ID—but still vetoes bill that would have affected the voting rights of eligible students and African Americans.

June 23, 2012

The president’s new immigration policy leaves Mitt with an impossible task: appealing to Latinos while appeasing his base.

June 18, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

New state laws seek to prevent organizations from registering new voters from under-represented groups. 

March 29, 2012

Ben Adler weighs in on the legal challenges to voter identification laws. 

March 27, 2012