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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
February 7, 2017
House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked
Republicans would make it easier to steal an election by killing the Election Assistance Commission.
January 27, 2017
Democracy Wins One as a Federal Court Strikes a Big Blow Against Gerrymandering
A game-changing federal-court ruling orders Wisconsin to redraw legislative district lines that unfairly and unconstitutionally favor Republicans.
January 26, 2017
‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’
And the problem is a lot bigger than Donald Trump.
January 21, 2017
Has America Ever Elected a ‘Legitimate’ President?
Given how hard it is to vote, and how actively some states discourage voting, America elects legal presidents—but not legitimate ones.
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January 20, 2017
Barack Obama Leaves as He Arrived: An Optimist Calling Us to Defend and Extend Democracy
In the spirit of Tom Paine, Obama promises that the future is ours. “We just have to fight for it!”
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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.