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States news and analysis from The Nation
May 25, 2017
Democrats Are Launching a Commission to Protect American Democracy From Trump
In response to Trump’s “election integrity” commission, the DNC is going on offense on voting rights.
May 23, 2017
California Takes Center Stage in the Resistance to Trump
The state Democratic Party has been moving rapidly to the left—and because it has a supermajority, that portends big social reforms.
May 23, 2017
The Case Against ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bills
Hate-crimes laws make sense for groups that have been historically discriminated against. Police officers don’t qualify.
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 19, 2017
The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back to Life
Barber is stepping down from his post at the North Carolina NAACP to lead what he calls a “national moral revival.”
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May 15, 2017
The Supreme Court Won’t Reinstate the Country’s Worst Voter-Suppression Law
The federal courts ruled that North Carolina’s restrictions targeted black voters “with almost surgical precision.”
May 11, 2017
Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression
It will be led by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, who have a very long history of making it harder to vote.
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.
May 8, 2017
24 Things the Media Missed While They Were Obsessing Over Trump’s Latest Soundbite
These are major national-security issues—but don’t expect to see them on the news.
Andrew J. Bacevich
May 5, 2017
Georgia Can’t Block New Voters From Registering in the Ossoff-Handel Runoff
In a big win for voting rights, a federal court overturns the state’s 90-day registration deadline