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Voter suppression news and analysis from The Nation
July 23, 2021
Naming and Shaming the Organizations, Corporations, and Billionaires Behind Voter Suppression
Watchdog groups are fighting to expose coordinated efforts to get legislatures to enact “this modern Jim Crow.”
July 22, 2021
Republicans Hate Voting Rights Because They Threaten White Power
It’s no accident that the current assault on voting rights started not with the failed reelection of Donald Trump but with the successful election of Barack Obama.
July 21, 2021
The Democrats Are Bungling Voting Rights—but Not in the Way You Think
The John Lewis Voting Rights Act is a valuable piece of legislation. So is the For the People Act. Both are destined to fail in front of the Supreme Court.
July 19, 2021
This Texas Democrat Doesn’t Want Proud Boys Standing Over His Grandmother as She Votes
Representative James Talarico is a rising star thanks to his adept pushback on Trump’s Big Lie and the Texas GOP’s anti–voting rights agenda.
July 13, 2021
The Community That May Be Hurt Most by Republican Voter Restrictions: Americans With Disabilities
Bills making it harder for them to vote from home are an affront to their civil rights.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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June 28, 2021
Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion
After saving Biden’s campaign from defeat, Black people had hoped for some relief from the constant racism and attacks. That hasn’t happened.
June 25, 2021
Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States’ Rights Defense of Voter Suppression
The alleged moderate defends assaults on voting rights by claiming states should “determine which election rules work best for their citizens.”
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 23, 2021
Our Fathers Fought GOP Voter Suppression 70 Years Ago
Cesar Chavez and Fred Ross Sr. knew it would take a movement to fight measures aimed at intimidating Latino voters. So they built one.
Fred Ross Jr.
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?