In 2020, John Eastman, an attorney for then-President Donald Trump, presented the most extreme version of the fringe independent state legislature theory in pursuit of overturning the presidential election results.
In a Missed “Opportunity To Learn From Its Mistakes,” Supreme Court Leaves Mississippi’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision in Place
On Friday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s 1890 felony disenfranchisement provision.
Today, the Court ruled that state legislatures aren’t free to draw congressional maps free from constraints. In doing so, the Court turned back a major threat to American democracy that could have upended elections across the country.
If the immediate hours and months after Shelby County v. Holder (2013) brought a litany of suppressive measures, what happened in the decade since? In North Carolina, Republicans have spent the last 10 years making it harder to vote.
From catch-all voter suppression bills to hostile local government takeovers, these Republican-enacted bills are emblematic of the party’s increasingly antagonistic stance toward voting.
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.