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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
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 30, 2017
The Trump Administration Is Planning an Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights
We are witnessing the beginning of a nationwide voter-suppression campaign, led by the White House and enabled by Congress and the Department of Justice.
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.
June 20, 2017
The Supreme Court Takes Up the Question of Whether Gerrymandering Is Unconstitutional
The high court has taken a groundbreaking case that seeks to make elections fair, functional, and seriously competitive.
June 19, 2017
Karen Handel Has a Long History of Suppressing Votes
She’s purged voter rolls, blocked Democratic candidates from running, and supported strict voter-ID laws.
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June 6, 2017
Worried About Election Hacking? There’s a Fix for That
A tech-savvy measure introduced by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus would protect against cyber meddling.
June 1, 2017
Ben Jealous Is Running for Governor of Maryland—and He Has an Inspired Agenda
The former head of the NAACP is putting social and economic justice at the heart of his campaign.
June 1, 2017
This Texas City Just Elected the Youngest City Council Member in the State
Prairie View University has a long history of political engagement, but for the first time several students ran for local office and won two open seats.
May 30, 2017
The Supreme Court Could Make It Easier for States to Purge Voters
The Court has decided to hear a new case from Ohio, where Democrats were twice as likely as Republicans to be purged from the rolls in the state’s largest counties.
May 25, 2017
Democrats Are Launching a Commission to Protect American Democracy From Trump
In response to Trump’s “election integrity” commission, the DNC is going on offense on voting rights.