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Voting Rights

  1. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
  2. vision 2020
    Let’s Nationalize the Way We Run ElectionsWith guerrilla warfare over voting procedures threatening public confidence in election results, it’s time for some clear and uniform procedures.
  3. voting rights
    Federal Judge Overrules GOP Poll Tax for Ex-Felons in FloridaA federal judge ruled that the GOP-led effort prohibiting some ex-felons from voting because they could not afford to pay fines was unconstitutional.
  4. voting rights
    Wisconsin Showed How Voter Suppression Efforts Can BackfireVote suppression efforts can be turned on the perpetrators if they are exposed to sunlight.
  5. vision 2020
    Lawsuit Targets Discriminatory Vote-by-Mail Exemptions for SeniorsThe 26th Amendment, which extended the vote to 18-year-olds when today’s boomer seniors were young, may prevent discrimination in their favor today.
  6. voting rights
    Court Trashes Kobach’s Proof-of-Citizenship LawKobach is now running for the Senate instead of suppressing votes, but his signature law, which kept 31,000 Kansans from registering to vote, is gone.
  7. vision 2020
    There’s Nothing Wrong With Stacey Abrams’s Campaign to Be Vice-PresidentTeam Biden started the conversation about Abrams as a possible veep. If she’s ready for that tough gig, she should continue to make her case.
  8. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  9. the national interest
    The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats’ Last Chance to Ensure a Fair ElectionThe travesty in Wisconsin is a preview of what is to come unless Democrats insist on a fair election.
  10. vision 2020
    Judge Orders Purge of 200,000 Voters in WisconsinA conservative lawsuit prevailed, and majority Democratic areas in the battleground state may feel the most impact.
  11. stacey abrams
    Abrams Not Running for President but Will Fight Voter Suppression NationallyShe is keeping her veep options open and may still run for governor of Georgia in 2022.
  12. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Partisan GerrymanderingThe brief window for federal court scrutiny of an intensely anti-democratic practices has come and gone.
  13. voting rights
    Voter Purges Show Why We Need a Constitutional Right to VoteAs one of the two major parties steadily moves toward open opposition to democratic principles, a stand for voting rights is essential.
  14. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  15. voting rights
    Andrew Gillum’s Next Campaign: Registering Voters in FloridaBoth Gillum and the Florida Democratic Party are aiming to register droves of voters, as the GOP focuses on limiting who can vote in 2020.
  16. voting rights
    House Democrats Pass Landmark Voting Rights Bill on a Party-Line VoteBack when the original Voting Rights Act passed, support and opposition were bipartisan. Now the parties have polarized on this issue too.
  17. state of the union address
    Abrams Delivers in State of the Union ResponseIt was the best SOTU response in years, and showed why southern — and not just southern — Democrats are excited about her future.
  18. state of the union address
    Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union Response is a Golden OpportunityResponses to presidential State of the Union Addresses are often unmemorable, but Stacey Abrams has a chance to make a difference.
  19. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell: Making It Easier to Vote Is UndemocraticThe GOP leader says that the Democrats’ plans to make Election Day a federal holiday is a “power grab.” There are some flaws in this argument.
  20. mitch mcconnell
    In New Op-ed, McConnell Attacks Campaign Finance Reform and Voting RightsMcConnell jokes — and lies — his way through a Trump-friendly review of Democratic ethics and voting reforms.
  21. voting rights
    House Democrats Aim to Make Voting Rights a National PriorityTheir bill isn’t an immediate fix, but treating voting as a national issue rather than a state-level problem could pay dividends down the road.
  22. voting rights
    Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising VotersFlorida’s governor-elect appears to be preparing to drag his feet on the felon re-enfranchisement amendment which voters approved
  23. voting rights
    Tim Scott Kills Confirmation of Judge Accused of Vote SuppressionThomas Farr has been a close associate of North Carolina’s Republican warriors against voting rights. Two GOP defections stopped his confirmation.
  24. voting rights
    Why a National Campaign for Voting Rights Is EssentialWhile a constitutional voting-rights amendment is unlikely, a national campaign could do much good, and Democrats are foolish if they don’t pursue it.
  25. voting rights
    Democrats May Have Lost to Brian Kemp, But They Can Still Capture His Old JobThe race to choose Kemp’s replacement as secretary of State appears headed for a runoff. It will be key to Georgia’s political future.
  26. the democrats
    Why the Future of the Democratic Party Rests on Voting RightsOn Election Day, Americans all over the country chose to expand and preserve pro-democracy policies. Democrats should pay attention.
  27. 2018 midterms
    Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to 1.5 Million FelonsThe passage of Amendment 4 spares former felons from an invasive, complicated hearing process, and could give Democrats a significant 2020 boost.
  28. voting rights
    A Murder Charge Threatens the Voting Rights Crusade of Al Sharpton’s BrotherAs Pastor Kenneth Glasgow campaigns to re-enfranchise ex-felons across the South, he faces the possibility of imprisonment himself.
  29. politics
    Abrams-Kemp Debate Reflected Old Southern Divisions Over Equality and JusticeKemp thinks he can win by labeling Abrams as an “extremist,” but she’s gambling on the state being ready for something new.
  30. 2018 midterms
    Supreme Court Upholds N. Dakota Voter ID Law, Dealing Midterms Blow to DemocratsTens of thousands of low-income and Native American voters who might have voted for Heidi Heitkamp may no longer have the required ID to participate.
  31. the kavanaugh hearings
    As Kavanaugh Tried to Focus on Legal Abstractions, Real World Kept IntrudingOn day two of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats chipped away at the Supreme Court nominee’s attempt to put forth a regular-guy persona.
  32. Wrong Kind of Security: Georgia Obstructs Overseas Voter RegistrationA state — and a Secretary of State — famous for lax election security and hostility to voting rights makes an odd decision.
  33. voter fraud hoax
    Justice Department Finds 19 Illegal Voters; Right-Wing Peanut Gallery CheersFinding a few cases of illegal voting does not justify Trump’s sweeping claims that “millions and millions” of illegal votes have been cast.
  34. Georgia County Debacle Shows Why We Need a Voting-Rights Act With TeethIt took an army of lawyers, activists, journalists, and citizens to provide the scrutiny the Voting Rights Act of 1965 used to make routine.
  35. supreme court
    Kavanaugh Thinks Roe v. Wade Is ‘Settled Law.’ That Doesn’t Mean It’s Safe.Kavanaugh echoes John Roberts’s assurance that he acknowledges precedents protecting abortion rights. But precedents have been and will be overturned.
  36. voting rights
    Georgia County Trying to Close Most of Its Polling PlacesThe move is a dramatic attack on voting opportunities in a small county.
  37. On the 150th Birthday of the 14th Amendment, Its Future Hangs in the BalanceTrump may not know the 14th Amendment from the 14th floor of one of his hotels, but his second SCOTUS pick could greatly affect its interpretation.
  38. Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Protests and ArrestsIn a revival of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy project that brought protestors to Washington in 1968, the protests will continue for 40 days.
  39. Are Republicans Violating Your Right Not to Vote?Maintaining the right to vote may depend on keeping people who don’t always vote on the rolls, as a Ohio case before the Supreme Court shows.
  40. Court Orders North Carolina to Draw Less GOP-Biased DistrictsFor the first time ever, a federal court just ruled that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. That could gain Democrats five new House seats.
  41. Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for TrumpThere’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
  42. If Trump Keeps Threatening Government Shutdown, Democrats Will Have Some OptionsNow that the president has put a government shutdown squarely on the table, Democrats must decide if they want a deal, or just a Trump defeat.
  43. Justice Department Changes Sides, Wants to Let States Purge Infrequent VotersIn a policy reversal, the Justice Department now supports quick purges of infrequent voters, which especially affect minorities (and Democrats).
  44. Most Republicans Oppose Making It Much Easier to VoteA poll finds 63 percent of GOP voters saying citizens “should prove they want to vote by registering ahead of time.” Most Americans disagree.
  45. Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Gerrymandered North Carolina DistrictsClarence Thomas joined the court’s liberals in ruling that the congressional districts were designed to dilute the influence of black voters.
  46. Judge Overturns Early Voter Registration Deadline for the Ossoff-Handel RaceIn rough justice for GOP candidate and voting-rights pariah Karen Handel, a judge has extended registration for her runoff contest with Jon Ossoff.
  47. Pence Vows Full Evaluation of Voter Rolls in Leaked Audio of Private MeetingThe vice-president isn’t going to let a total lack of evidence get in the way of a perfectly good voter-fraud investigation.
  48. voting rights
    Steve Bannon Is Registered to Vote in Two States (Update: So Is Tiffany Trump)An act his boss, President Trump, just promised to “investigate” as part of his ongoing election-fraud fantasy.
  49. Jeff Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be Attorney GeneralThe Alabama senator argues that his prosecution of black activists for voter fraud was a testament to his commitment to voting rights.
  50. Racist or Not, Sessions Chose the Wrong Side in the Fight for Voting RightsWe should fear that Trump’s attorney general pick will use his enormous powers against the powerless — because he’s done it before.
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