In upholding Mississippi’s felony disenfranchisement law, a federal court recognized that the 1890 provision was racist, but say that two 20th century updates cleansed the provision of any “discriminatory taint.”
In this Explainer, we walk you through the voter purge process to show how valid registrations can end up being canceled. The specifics vary between states and can differ depending on the reason your registration is canceled.
In many states, when thwarted by the courts from enacting legislation, lawmakers are attacking the courts instead. In today’s Data Dive, we walk through a recent report that highlights the laws that would undermine the role of courts.
Threats to election workers are on the rise nationwide, all fueled by lies about the 2020 election. A survey revealed that one in six election officials have experienced threats and one in five indicated that they are likely to leave their jobs before 2024.
This November, there are 30 attorney general seats on the ballot. Numerous GOP candidates are running on platforms focused on investigating, to a dangerous extreme, voter fraud and if necessary, overturning election results.
Racially discriminatory maps can be challenged multiple ways in court. In this Explainer, we break down the difference between racial gerrymandering and racial vote dilution claims and when you might see them in lawsuits.
Two Republican candidates in Arizona have attacked the use of mail-in voting. But not only is mail-in voting well-established and popular — it used to be championed by the very party that now seeks to dismantle it.
The Montana Legislature spent 2021 passing new laws to restrict voting that are headed to trial next week. A few are headed to trial next week. Find all the facts you need to know about the challenged laws here.
An online database with semi-public voter information, coupled with VoteRef’s claims of voter fraud, represents another step in the growing, right-wing movement to deputize the task of investigating elections to private citizens.
A key, but often overlooked, provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is Section 208, which states that all individuals who need assistance when voting can receive that assistance from a person of their choice.