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Voting Rights Act
Voting Rights Act news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
November 4, 2016
There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act
Nearly half of counties that previously approved voting changes with the federal government have cut polling places this election.
November 3, 2016
It’s Never Been More Important to Protect the Right to Vote
Here’s what’s being done to combat voter-suppression efforts in 2016.
November 1, 2016
Sign Our Pledge and Help Make Voting Easy and Inclusive
We’ve joined with voting and civil rights organizations across the country to respond to voter suppression by getting out the vote.
October 27, 2016
North Carolina Republicans Tried to Disenfranchise a 100-Year-Old African-American Woman
With early voting underway in North Carolina, black and Democratic voters are being wrongly purged from the rolls.