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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2015
Why North Carolina Is the New Selma
Selma in 1965 and North Carolina in 2015 show how far conservative white Southerners will go to maintain political power.
June 24, 2015
Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Two years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the VRA. Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Lewis have a plan to fix that.
June 11, 2015
A Voter-Fraud Witch Hunt in Kansas
The leading crusader behind the myth of voter fraud now has the power to prosecute bogus fraud cases.
June 4, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s Bold Plan for Voting Rights
Clinton slams the “phantom epidemic of voter fraud” and proposes reforms that would make it eaiser for millions to vote.
May 28, 2015
The Conservatives Who Gutted the Voting Rights Act Are Now Challenging ‘One Person, One Vote’
The newest challenge to voting rights would be a dramatic powergrab for the GOP.
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May 19, 2015
How the Money Primary Is Undermining Voting Rights
Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.
April 30, 2015
Help Baltimore by Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons
A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.
April 16, 2015
Enshrine the Right to Vote in the Constitution
After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.
March 25, 2015
A Rare Victory for Black Voting Rights in the South
The Supreme Court says GOP-drawn redistricting maps in Alabama may be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
March 23, 2015
Should the Supreme Court Have Accepted a Challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law?
One of the country's most restrictive voter ID laws will now be in effect.