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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.
November 16, 2022
In the War Against Voting, Poll Workers Are on the Front Lines
During the 2022 midterms, election officials faced an unprecedented level of harassment. After the Republicans’ poor performance, antidemocratic conspiracies will only become more prominent.
October 24, 2022
Trans People’s Rights Are on the Ballot, but Many Won’t Be Able to Vote
Over 850,000 trans Americans are eligible to vote in the midterms. But strict voter ID laws, less mail-in voting, and other barriers will make it more difficult.
October 5, 2022
The Supreme Court Is Ready to Take Down More of the Voting Rights Act
Make no mistake: The racist redistricting map preferred by Alabama Republicans will win the day. But how the court gets to that decision is an open and important matter.
October 3, 2022
This Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of the Voting Rights Act
A case before the Supreme Court directly challenges a key provision of the VRA that protects people of color from discrimination.
Jeanine Abrams McLean
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September 23, 2022
David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy
Jim Crow wasn’t an exception—but a model for the future.
July 13, 2022
We Still Need Electoral Organizing
Preserving some form of democratic government two years from now depends in part on keeping Republicans from taking over Congress this year.
February 8, 2022
No Attack on Voting Rights Is Too Racist for This Supreme Court
The court’s decision to let Alabama’s new redistricting map remain in place opens the door to a season of racist gerrymandering.
January 21, 2022
Mitch McConnell’s Klanian Slip
In saying the quiet part out loud, McConnell confirmed what many of us already knew: White people think they’re the only true Americans.
January 12, 2022
Lani Guinier Taught Me Almost Everything I Know About Voting Rights
A brilliant professor, she showed me how the old Confederacy never really gave up—not after the Civil War, not after the Voting Rights Act, not ever.