Two weeks ago today, in Allen v. Milligan, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Alabama’s congressional map for violating the Voting Rights Act. Within hours and days, previously stalled cases across the country started moving again.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a South Carolina racial gerrymandering case next term. Trial testimony reveals intentional weakening of Black voting strength, an opaque redistricting process and a culture of unresponsiveness.
As the GOP becomes even more extreme in its attacks against free and fair elections, Republican state lawmakers have channeled this approach to craft legislation banning voting machines, school polling locations and more.
The bills passed by the Arizona Legislature reflect the GOP’s descent into election conspiracy theories and attempts to make voting more difficult. Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) has become a key player in blocking anti-democratic efforts.
A long-time advocate of false election claims, Mitchell aided former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election and has become a key player among election-denying activists.
How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Allen v. Milligan Will Impact Ongoing Redistricting Litigation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Allen v. Milligan will have a reverberating impact on active litigation involving Section 2 claims across 10 different states.
The majority upheld Section 2 of the Voting Rights and its current application, a victory for voting rights and for Black Alabamians who will have the opportunity to elect the candidates of their choice.
Rather than renounce the conspiratorial thinking and falsehoods that led to Jan. 6, Pence has spent the last two years affirming Republican fears about voter fraud.
Minnesota, New Mexico and Washington have led on improving voting access so far this year. Some state legislatures are still meeting, so more pro-voting reforms are likely on the horizon.
Bills would remove election officials and create a process to take over election administration overriding the Democratic stronghold’s election processes.