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News and Analysis from The Nation on Voting Rights
January 18, 2017
Can Democrats Count on Demographic Shifts to Put Them Back in Power?
Has the “rising American majority” merely been delayed by a black swan election? Or does Trump’s victory mean something else is going on?
January 11, 2017
Jeff Sessions Claims to Be a Champion of Voting Rights, but His Record Suggests Otherwise
He would be one of the most dangerous attorneys general in modern US history.
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.
January 9, 2017
Sherrod Brown Is the First Senator to Say ‘No’ to Jeff Sessions
“I have serious concerns that Senator Sessions’ record on civil rights is at direct odds with the task of promoting justice and equality for all.”
December 21, 2016
Why the Green Party Continues to Demand Presidential Recounts
And how we are working to make our electoral system work for all of us.
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November 29, 2016
Putin Didn’t Undermine the Election—We Did
Our election system is embarrassing not for anything Putin allegedly did. Leaders of both parties, if they had any concern for the republic, would move expeditiously to reform our election laws.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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 28, 2016
Donald Trump Is a Hypersensitive, Tantrum-Throwing Sore Winner—but the Recount Must Go On
Perfectly reasonable plans to recount votes in three battleground states have the president-elect acting even more thin-skinned than Richard Nixon.
November 23, 2016
Republicans Cannot Claim a Mandate When Hillary Clinton Has a 2 Million-Vote Lead
A higher percentage of Americans rejected Trump in 2016 than rejected Romney in 2012.
November 22, 2016
Federal Court Rejects Extreme Gerrymandering in Wisconsin
A panel of three federal judges determines that Republicans drew legislative-district lines that were “intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters.”