On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could fundamentally alter the landmark Voting Rights Act. In our third Voter Testimony piece, we review the post-trial briefs and transcripts from the seven-day hearing held in January in Milligan v. Merrill.
What’s the deal with this frenzy about voting machines? With a range of voting technology used across the country, there are legitimate vulnerabilities. These concerns just aren’t the conspiracies pushed by the far-right.
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.”
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.
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.
It’s been over two months since Pennsylvania held its primary elections, but three counties are still refusing to include certain ballots in their certification totals. It’s a blatant disregard for the rule of law and a dire warning sign of what’s to come.
State constitutions grant rights beyond what’s in the federal Constitution. The ability for state courts to interpret their constitutions with respect to federal elections is now at risk because of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.
On July 8, 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released a 4-3 opinion banning ballot drop boxes in the state. Today, we are identifying and responding to particularly harmful conclusions reached by the majority.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term that embraces the independent state legislature theory, with significant implications for the future of American elections. Here’s what you need to know.