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2016 Republican National Convention
July 16, 2016
Her First 30 Days: Clinton Will Propose an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’
Reformers applaud her pledge to move on an issue that’s been a priority of Sanders backers.
July 11, 2016
Democrats Unite on Voting Rights
The 2016 Democratic platform has the strongest language on voting rights in the party’s history.
July 7, 2016
Sweet 16: The Case for Lowering the Voting Age
Teens and young voters across the country have lowered the voting age in several cities — and they're setting their sights on DC.
June 30, 2016
An Iowa Court Blocks 20,000 Ex-Offenders From Voting
Nearly 6 million Americans can’t vote because of discriminatory felon-disenfranchisement laws.
June 21, 2016
The Gutting of the Voting Rights Act Could Decide the 2016 Election
States with new voting restrictions have 70 percent of the electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
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June 9, 2016
Why Is American Democracy So Broken, and Can It Be Fixed?
The 1 percent never took over American politics. They had control all along.
May 24, 2016
A Big Victory for Voting Rights in Ohio
A federal court restores a week of early voting and same-day registration for thousands of voters in the key swing state.
May 20, 2016
It’s Now Harder to Vote in Virginia Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act
200,000 registered voters could be blocked from the polls after a federal court upheld Virginia’s voter-ID law.
May 16, 2016
Automatic Voter Registration in Oregon Is Revolutionizing American Democracy
The state’s new registration system is a model for the rest of the country.
May 13, 2016
One of the Most Racially Divided States in the Country Just Passed a New Voter-ID Bill
Missouri Democrats filibustered against the GOP-sponsored bill, noting that 5 percent of the electorate—220,000 registered voters—lack a government-issued photo ID.