After Rucho v. Common Cause (2019), state courts have been put to the test: Can they protect voters from partisan gerrymandering? Now, there are more maps, more lawsuits and slowly but surely, more rulings.
It’s been 167 days since the November 2022 midterm elections, but a trio of Republican election deniers in Arizona is still fighting in court. Despite trial courts rejecting the cases in December, all three lawsuits remain open and ongoing.
The newest member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-Va.), speaks with Democracy Docket about her path to public service, legislative accomplishments in the Virginia Legislature and voting rights goals in Congress.
The expulsions of two Black lawmakers in Tennessee did not take place in a vacuum, but are indicative of the GOP’s disdain for democracy, from felony disenfranchisement to partisan gerrymandering.
Chisom v. Louisiana is a decadeslong saga that includes a U.S. Supreme Court decision, a consent decree and a skirmish over chief justice control. Nearly 40 years later, the same case is awaiting a decision from the 5th Circuit.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced her run for president. Haley enacted a strict photo ID law, opposed federal voting rights legislation and supported election deniers.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) announced his run for president. Under Hutchinson’s watch, Arkansas enacted numerous voting restrictions and redistricting maps that unduly divided the state’s Black community.
The New Mexico Voting Rights Act is awaiting the imminent signature of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D). Today, we break down the act, highlight advocates behind the success and explore the impact of the bill’s provisions.
In Arizona, ballot collection represents the perfect storm of colliding issues: the Republican Party’s sharp reversal on mail-in voting, propaganda movies about drop boxes and discrimination against the state’s Latino population.
With the U.S. Supreme Court weakening the federal Voting Rights Act, states are increasingly looking to enact their own state-level protections. Five states have VRAs and at least four more are looking to advance one this session.