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Voter suppression news and analysis from The Nation
May 3, 2023
Tennessee Republicans Are Showing Exactly How Deep American Racism Goes
The Republicans’ attempt to push two Black legislators out of the Tennessee statehouse was an object lesson in bigotry.
February 7, 2023
It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red
While Democrats celebrate an averted crisis, the GOP campaign to quell and marginalize Black voters has only continued.
January 17, 2023
A Georgia Republican Brags That Voter Suppression Helped Them in 2022
This is a perfect example of how even comparative GOP “moderates” are promoting the Big Lie—and have participated in deranging their own party and eroding American democracy.
December 26, 2022
Poor People Have the Power to Transform America
As the threat of yet more political turmoil and escalating violence looms, isn’t it time to break through the isolation with a new sense of collective power?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
December 8, 2022
The Court Case That Could Legalize the Next Coup
If the Supreme Court reaches the wrong decision in
Moore v. Harper
, it could legitimize a dangerous new theory of who decides how elections work.
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November 24, 2022
Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe”
The executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition was homeless, addicted to crack, and suicidal. Now, he has met the president, been one of
magazine’s 100 most influential people, and won a MacArthur grant.
Karlos K. Hill
November 10, 2022
“It Could Have Been Worse” Is the Wrong Response to the Midterms
While the red wave didn’t materialize, the fact that Republicans performed as well as they did—thanks in part to radical gerrymandering—should terrify us.
November 4, 2022
Voter Suppression Is Keeping Students From the Polls
Less than half of Americans under 30 said they were “certain to vote” in the midterm elections. But in battleground states across the country, college organizers are fighting for
October 5, 2022
The Supreme Court’s Majority Reconvenes Its Assault on Democracy
The six-justice, right-wing majority is using a self-selected docket of cases to advance minority rule.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 20, 2022
The Antidemocratic Theory Endorsed by the Supreme Court’s Conservatives
A case that may be reviewed this year could dramatically reduce oversight of state election processes, enabling gerrymandering, voter suppression, and electoral fraud.