The independent state legislature theory could give state legislatures unchecked power to run congressional elections. If adopted by the Court, who can provide a check? The answer to that question is Congress.
Throughout the South, the use of runoffs in primary elections is a legacy of the Jim Crow-era, when white supremacists used every tool available — including election rules — to maintain their hold on power.
In our first candidate Q&A of the 2022 cycle, Nevada secretary of state candidate Cisco Aguilar lays out his pro-democracy platform.
Nowhere has had as much redistricting drama this year as Ohio. Today, we’re recapping what went down in Ohio redistricting and where things currently stand as Election Day draw near.
Could Section 3 of the 14th Amendment keep Donald Trump off the ballot in 2024? So far, the novel legal challenges against a handful of Republican lawmakers have far from settled the debates around the clause’s use in future elections.
There are thousands of state court judges — but how do people become judges in the state court systems? Here, we break down how states select judges and the implications these methods may have.
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court produced a report on the history, constitutionality and logistical considerations of SCOTUS reforms. We explore three main reforms and their path forward in Congress.
Ballot measures are an integral part of policymaking in many states, giving citizens an opportunity to vote directly on new laws. Here are the ballot measures that affect democracy and voting that have made it on the ballot so far this year.
After the 2020 election, states had very different responses to the changes the pandemic caused for voting. Here’s how states used the lessons of the pandemic to restrict — or expand — voting.
In today’s piece, we’re looking back on six states that enacted redistricting reforms in the last decade to see how successful each reform was (or not) at leading to a fairer congressional map.