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Voting Rights Act
Voting Rights Act news and analysis from The Nation
July 12, 2017
American Democracy Is Now Under Siege by Both Cyber-Espionage and GOP Voter Suppression
The same Republicans who benefited from Russian hacking in the 2016 election have been suppressing the vote for years.
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 26, 2017
Could This Put an End to Gerrymandering?
The Fair Representation Act, introduced today in the House of Representatives, would allow everyone to have a say in our democracy.
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.
January 10, 2017
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights
Imagine what he will do as the most powerful lawyer in the country.
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December 1, 2016
We Need to Kill the Electoral College
It’s a foul remnant of 18th-century oligarchs and slaveholders, designed to thwart the will of the people.
November 28, 2016
Donald Trump Is the Greatest Threat to American Democracy in Our Lifetime
His lies about voter fraud are a prelude to massive voter suppression.
November 15, 2016
Did Republicans Rig the Election?
Voter suppression was all too real, and 14 states—including important swing states—had new voting restrictions in place.
November 9, 2016
The GOP’s Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016
This was the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.
November 8, 2016
This 99-Year-Old Man Rode His Bike to the Polls. Wisconsin Republicans Turned Him Away.
Scott Walker’s voter-ID law is disenfranchising the greatest generation.