The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, but in Texas and elsewhere, roadblocks to the polls are being erected. Source: The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are … Continue reading The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.
Brazil’s elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. Why? Even Brazil with all the bad political stuff going on, with … Continue reading Comparing U.S. and Brazilian Elections Shows How Rampant Voter Suppression Is
The prosecution of individual voters for fraud is a trend that seems intended to intimidate. “prosecutors have increasingly brought criminal charges against black voters & community activists for small technical infractions.” There … Continue reading How to Punish Voters
The GOP-controlled state government recently passed a law that critics say amounts to placing a “poll tax” on college students. The idea is to make students have to register as permanent residents … Continue reading New Hampshire makes it tougher for students to vote. Democrats call it ‘devious’ suppression.
A new measure claims to expand access to voting but is likely to have the opposite effect. Sneaky. Source: North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new Republican ploy to suppress black … Continue reading North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new ploy to suppress black turnout.
The administration asked for voters first and last names, birthdays, last four digits of Social Security numbers, and voting histories going back to 2006. This appears to be an attempt to justify … Continue reading Trump ‘Election Integrity’ Commission Faces Pushback from States
There were 25 debates during the presidential primaries and general election and not a single question about the attack on voting rights, even though this was the first presidential election in 50 … Continue reading The Attack on Voting Rights Was the Most Under-Covered Story of 2016
Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Donald Trump’s advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November? The Virginia list was a revelation. In all, 342,556 names were listed … Continue reading The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters
The 2016 presidential election marks the first without the protections of the Voting Rights Act in place. Confusing, restrictive, or unclear voting laws in states like North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi have … Continue reading 6 Hotlines to Call about Voter Suppression at the Polls
Lines this long shouldn’t happen. Hm. Let’s see. What country should come in and monitor our votes? Source: There are 4,000 people in a half-mile voting line in Cincinnati today. This isn’t … Continue reading There are 4,000 people in a half-mile voting line in Cincinnati today. This isn’t okay.
A federal judge ruled on Friday that North Carolina’s recent voter purges likely violated federal law, ordering the restoration of voting rights to thousands of people—most of them minorities—in an emphatic ruling. U.S. … Continue reading North Carolina voting purge: Federal judge restores rights.
Find out if your vote can survive the great, flawed adventure of American democracy. Play the game, find out what it’s like to vote in this election depending on your race or … Continue reading ‘The Voter Suppression Trail’ Game