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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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February 16, 2017
Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights
Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor.
February 13, 2017
The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression
Twenty-one states are now considering new laws to make it harder to vote.
February 8, 2017
The Silencing of Coretta Scott King Is an Act of Systemic Racism
Elizabeth Warren wasn’t attacking Jeff Sessions’s character; she was using King’s observations to expose his support for racist policies.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
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.