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Voting Rights

  1. 2022 midterms
    The Georgia Governor’s Race Is Ground Zero for PolarizationThe rematch between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams in an evenly divided state will be all about turning on the base.
  2. early and often
    What Does Chuck Schumer Think He’s Doing?There are some good reasons for Senate Democrats to dramatize doomed votes on abortion and other issues. Or maybe they’re just incompetent.
  3. politics
    Supreme Court Keeps Eroding the Voting Rights ActWithout so much as a hearing, conservative justices restored an Alabama congressional map designed to minimize Black representation.
  4. kyrsten sinema
    Kyrsten Sinema’s New Republican Friends Aren’t Going to Vote for HerHer antics have cost her the support of Arizona Democrats, and she won’t be saved by the Republicans lionizing her for “saving the Senate.”
  5. black voters
    Why Joe Biden Is Bleeding Black SupportThe president’s failure to pass voting-rights legislation is only a small part of the story.
  6. election coup
    The Election Law Central to January 6 Might Actually Get FixedBoth Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are “open” to reform of the Electoral Count Act.
  7. the national interest
    The Filibuster Is Living on Borrowed TimeMitch McConnell wants you to think the fight is over. It’s not.
  8. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Moment of InfamyThe enigmatic Democrat votes for the filibuster and against her party.
  9. politics
    What Democrats Hope to Win by LosingThey still want to try to move forward on voting-rights legislation, but it’s hard to see past the brick wall of the filibuster.
  10. politics
    The GOP Has Adopted an Anti-Voting-Rights Case It Once RejectedToday’s Republicans are using the same arguments southern Democrats once used to oppose the original Voting Rights Act.
  11. voting rights
    Biden Talks Loudly About Voting-Rights Bills, But Has No Big Stick to Enact ThemThe president’s Tuesday commitment to filibuster reform is welcome, but it may not matter if he cannot do something to sway Manchin and Sinema.
  12. politics
    Who Is Biden’s Big Voting-Rights Speech in Georgia Really For?Spurring action on a stalled bill would be tricky enough, and that’s not all the president is trying to accomplish.
  13. election law
    Democrats Must Seize Any Chance to Prevent an Election CoupThere are rumors that Senate Republicans might offer a deal to fix the law that enabled January 6. Squandering that opportunity would be very foolish.
  14. democrats
    Will a Doomed Voting-Rights Push Really Help Biden?Democrats’ “supercharged” drive to pass voting-rights legislation, which will likely fail, could discourage base voters more than sober realism.
  15. politics
    The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to PowerToday Republicans are all about states’ rights. If they win in 2024, they’ll likely embrace federal activism on everything from abortion to voting.
  16. joe manchin
    Could Joe Manchin Really Switch Parties?The senator may become a Republican one day, but giving up the enormous leverage he holds over Democrats right now makes little sense.
  17. congress
    Senate Democrats Give Up, Go Home for the HolidaysDespite talk of passing Build Back Better and voting-rights legislation by the end of 2021, the session ends not with a bang but a whimper.
  18. voting rights
    Democrats Are Cruising for a Bruising on Voting RightsIf Biden and his party raise expectations on voting rights legislation that they cannot fulfill, the repercussions could be serious in 2022.
  19. politics
    Schumer Needs to Stop Setting Up Democrats for FailureDems have more work to do on Build Back Better and voting rights, and there’s no imminent due date. So why keep announcing and abandoning deadlines?
  20. 2022 midterms
    Stacey Abrams Announces 2022 Run for Governor of GeorgiaAbrams will have a united Democratic Party facing Trump-divided Republicans, and perhaps a grudge rematch with voter suppressor Brian Kemp.
  21. redistricting
    The GOP’s Targeting of Lucy McBath Could Face Voting-Rights ChallengeGeorgia Republicans were likely emboldened by the recent erosion of voting rights, but their new congressional map could still spark a federal suit.
  22. voting rights
    Merrick Garland Initiates His Plan B for Voting RightsWith the GOP blocking voting-rights legislation, the DOJ is suing Texas over voting restrictions with the powers that AG Merrick Garland still has.
  23. voting rights
    Shameless Republicans Filibuster Voting-Rights Protections They Used to SupportWhat happened in the 15 years since Senate Republicans unanimously backed the same voting-rights procedures they now oppose? Nothing good.
  24. politics
    Can Democrats Gut the Filibuster After Reconciliation Is Done?The idea that Manchin and Sinema can be moved to support a filibuster carve-out for voting rights is both dubious and dangerous.
  25. voting rights
    Are Failed Voting-Rights Pushes Backfiring for Democrats?The party keeps trying to dramatize Republican obstruction of voting-rights legislation. But it is also drawing attention to its futility.
  26. politics
    Democrats, Joe Manchin Is Absolutely Not Going to Reform the FilibusterIf a potential debt default followed by an economic collapse isn’t reason enough to limit the power of the filibuster, nothing else is either.
  27. voting rights
    Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save DemocracyJoe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
  28. filibuster reform
    How a Filibuster Reform for Voting Rights Could HappenJoe Manchin and others Democrats could push voting rights reform through the Senate without killing the filibuster — if they want.
  29. 2022 midterms
    Democrats May Have to Change the Subject From Biden in 2022Midterms are usually a referendum on presidents. But if Biden’s numbers don’t improve, Dems can run against Trump or GOP extremism in its many forms.
  30. voting rights
    Texas Republicans Pass Long-Delayed Voter-Suppression BillDemocrats fled the legislature and even the state to thwart a Republican bill aimed at minority voters, but couldn’t stop it forever.
  31. voting rights
    What Would the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Actually Do?The legislation, which just passed the House again, would slow down state voter-suppression measures. But it is opposed by nearly all Republicans.
  32. voting rights
    Democrats Update the John Lewis Voting Rights ActDrafted to anticipate and overcome recent Supreme Court decisions, the bill still faces a huge hurdle in passage.
  33. 2022 midterms
    Raffensperger Struggles to Get Back His MAGA Street CredUnlike Brian Kemp, Raffensperger doesn’t have the political capital or luck in opponents to survive a Trumpian purge with right-wing posturing.
  34. voting rights
    Texas Republicans Issue Arrest Warrants for Dems Who FledThis is probably not going to end well for the Democrats, legislatively speaking.
  35. politics
    One Cheer for the Infrastructure DealIf a bipartisan infrastructure bill was necessary to get 50 Senate Democrats to vote for the reconciliation bill, it was worth it — but just barely.
  36. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  37. politics
    State Democrats Should Go Anywhere But D.C. for Voting-Rights LobbyingDemocratic state lawmakers are just reinforcing Republican talking points by running to Washington. How about pressing Sinema on her home turf?
  38. 2022 midterms
    Will Republicans Gerrymander Their Way to a House Majority?Democratic efforts to thwart the GOP’s redistricting advantage don’t look promising. But there are practical limits to mapmaking mischief.
  39. voter suppression
    J.D. Vance: How About We Give Parents Extra Votes?The Senate candidate’s trollish proposal is just the flip side of Republicans’ usual thinking on voter suppression.
  40. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  41. politics
    Democratic Lawmakers Flee Texas to Stop GOP Crackdown on VotingFive of the state representatives who left for D.C. have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  42. supreme court
    The Trouble the Supreme Court Is Making for VotersVoting-rights advocates are realizing that even if they prevail in Congress, the Court’s conservative majority is a major obstacle.
  43. voting rights
    Kamala Harris Unveils Another Fallback Strategy for Voting RightsGetting voters to the polls despite hostile state laws is a valuable Plan B for voting rights, not a mere a gesture after failure in Congress.
  44. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Expand Right to Discriminate Against Same-Sex CouplesIt’s a setback for those hoping for an expanded zone of safety for religious-based objections to serving LGBTQ customers, but just for now.
  45. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Smiles on Voter Suppression and Big DonorsAfter showing caution all term, the conservative majority closed by eroding the Voting Rights Act and threatening campaign-finance-reform efforts.
  46. voting rights
    Bipartisan Voting-Rights Legislation May Simply Be ImpossibleThe pious hopes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema notwithstanding, we are in a historic moment, like Reconstruction, when one party is incorrigible.
  47. politics
    Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Next Election CoupA quick fix of the Electoral Count Act might get the crucial Republican support that voting-rights legislation failed to secure.
  48. voting rights
    Justice Department Sues to Stop Georgia Voting LawWith Republicans filibustering voting-rights legislation in Congress, the Justice Department is using litigation to go after Georgia’s notorious law.
  49. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Stalled. It Was Still Worth It.The effort to enact the For the People Act was a smart investment that will pay off richly for Democrats.
  50. the national interest
    Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.The chilling future implications of a very old argument.
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