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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
May 25, 2017
Trump’s Cruel and Unusual Budget
George Zornick on the president’s attack on the poor, Ari Berman on voting rights, and Joshua Holland on Trump’s travels.
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May 22, 2017
North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
May 9, 2017
Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)
A new study shows how voter-ID laws decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters.
April 13, 2017
Tom Frank: Would Bernie Have Been Able to Beat Trump? Hell Yes!
Plus: Amy Wilentz on Ivanka and Jared; Ari Berman on voting rights under Justice Neil Gorsuch.
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April 3, 2017
The Democratic Filibuster of Neil Gorsuch Is On
Five good reasons why Democrats are right to block Trump’s nominee.
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March 17, 2017
In E-mails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts
Gorsuch’s ties to Hans von Spakovksy suggest a hostility to voting rights.
March 13, 2017
Texas’s Redistricting Maps and Voter-ID Law Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters
Federal courts have now found that the state’s voter-ID law and redistricting maps purposefully targeted black and Latino voters.
March 11, 2017
Federal Court Rules Texas Gerrymandering Unconstitutional
The court found that Republicans drew discriminatory district lines. That's very bad news for Paul Ryan.
February 27, 2017
Tom Perez Will Be a Strong Fighter for Civil Rights
The new DNC chair opposed voter-ID laws, investigated police misconduct, and protected workers’ rights.
February 24, 2017
Why Keith Ellison Matters
He recognizes the need for a big-picture approach to political challenges that includes a “Right to Vote Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution.