An obscure government body in Michigan has been in the news quite a bit recently. It serves as a perfect example of how Republicans can meddle in the democratic process — and a warning sign of what’s to come.
In August, Montana district court judge Michael Moses held a trial over three voter suppression laws. Here, we summarize three takeaways from the trial based on the post-trial briefs submitted to the court.
When list maintenance is done without proper safeguards, this routine process can lead to the removal of otherwise eligible voters. A number of Republican-led states in the last few years have enacted laws that could make this more likely.
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.
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.
The Texas GOP proposed creating a state electoral college to elect statewide officials like the governor. In today’s piece, we unpack this proposal and what it has to say about the current state Republicans nationwide.
Last week, a group of senators released their long-proposal to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA). In today’s piece, we’re breaking down the ECA, how Trump tried to exploit it and how 14 senators hope to reform it.
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.