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Voting Rights news and analysis from The Nation
February 25, 2015
Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed
Racism, segregation and inequality persist in this civil-rights battleground.
January 21, 2015
How to Protect the Vote
Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.
January 16, 2015
Honor King’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights
The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.
January 8, 2015
What ‘Selma’ Gets Right—and Wrong—About Civil-Rights History
It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.
October 20, 2014
The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in a Texas Voter-ID Decision
In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights.
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October 15, 2014
The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting
Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.
October 1, 2014
Voting Rights Victory in North Carolina
Civil rights groups bring power back to North Carolina voters by challenging a restrictive voting law.
September 25, 2014
Eric Holder’s Voting Rights Legacy
DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.
September 13, 2014
A Major Blow to Voting Rights in Wisconsin
A panel of Republican judges issues a stunning decision reinstating Wisconsin’s voter ID law before the midterms.
September 4, 2014
Ohio Early Voting Cuts Violate the Voting Rights Act
A big victory for voting rights in a key battleground state