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Voter ID laws news and analysis from The Nation
July 13, 2022
We Still Need Electoral Organizing
Preserving some form of democratic government two years from now depends in part on keeping Republicans from taking over Congress this year.
June 23, 2021
Is Performative Progress the Best Democrats Can Do on Voting Rights?
So far, it seems like it. The apparent game plan requires patience, but that’s in short supply among progressives right now.
June 17, 2021
What Republicans Mean When They Say ‘Stacey Abrams’
Mitch McConnell torpedoed Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise because it was endorsed by the Black Georgia leader. Get it?
April 9, 2021
The Last Time People Tried to Get Baseball to Move the All-Star Game
A decade ago, a similar call to move the All-Star Game failed. What has changed?
April 8, 2021
The Lawyer Behind Georgia’s New Anti-Voting Law
Representative Barry Fleming, chairman of the Georgia legislature’s Special Committee on Election Integrity, has a history of restricting voting across the state.
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January 26, 2021
The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun
Two bills awaiting the new Senate would ensure that everyone can vote—and that their votes matter.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 29, 2020
In Key Cities, Activists Are Mobilizing Black Voters Biden Isn’t
According to canvassers in battleground states, the Democratic Party hasn’t done enough to reach out to the very constituency it relies on most.
October 28, 2020
For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are
Voting is not merely one right among many, an act reducible to pulling a lever. It is an identity that is a marker of full citizenship.
Dorian T. Warren
October 26, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights
Unless we act, I fear a return to Jim Crow regime under which my grandparents and tens of millions of Black people suffered is inevitable.
September 17, 2020
Of Course Republicans Want to Suppress the Youth Vote
Republicans know the country is changing demographically and politically. That’s why they want to prevent young people from voting.