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Voter suppression news and analysis from The Nation
July 11, 2017
Meet the Vote Suppressors and Conspiracy Theorists on Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission
Forty-eight states have refused to fully comply with the commission’s request for voter data, but the order has already sown chaos at state election offices.
July 6, 2017
Democrats Must Become America’s Anti-Gerrymandering Party
The opposition party should embrace a sweeping reform agenda that embraces the promise of voting rights, competitive elections, and genuinely representative democracy.
July 5, 2017
The Trump Administration’s Voter-Suppression Plans Are Backfiring Badly
In an unprecedented show of bipartisan resistance, 48 states are refusing to hand over private voter data to Kris Kobach.
June 30, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Planning an Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights
We are witnessing the beginning of a nationwide voter-suppression campaign, led by the White House and enabled by Congress and the Department of Justice.
June 19, 2017
Karen Handel Has a Long History of Suppressing Votes
She’s purged voter rolls, blocked Democratic candidates from running, and supported strict voter-ID laws.
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May 30, 2017
The Supreme Court Could Make It Easier for States to Purge Voters
The Court has decided to hear a new case from Ohio, where Democrats were twice as likely as Republicans to be purged from the rolls in the state’s largest counties.
May 22, 2017
North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
May 15, 2017
The Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate the Country’s Worst Voter-Suppression Law
The federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s restrictions targeted black voters “with almost surgical precision.”
May 11, 2017
Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression
It will be led by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, who have a very long history of making it harder to vote.
May 5, 2017
Georgia Can’t Block New Voters From Registering in the Ossoff-Handel Runoff
In a big win for voting rights, a federal court overturns the state’s 90-day registration deadline.