Of the 6 million Ohioans who voted in 2020, only 2.47 million voted on Election Day. The majority of voters voted by mail or voted early. It’s a good thing they did, if they wanted to avoid having to cast a provisional ballot.
It’s clear that the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Grandfather Clause did not significantly protect Black voters in Louisiana from disenfranchisement—the state government just came up with new ways to target them.
It can be hard to get an overall picture of how relatively easy or difficult it is to cast a ballot where you live. A new study attempts to quantify exactly how much the process of voting “costs” a voter in each of the 50 states.
We’re looking back at a 2020 study that dove into the impact of redistricting on the partisan seat share in the U.S. House over the last 50 years—and how Republicans have manipulated the redistricting process for their own benefit.
Undercounting, the most likely shortfall of Census collection efforts, is most likely to exclude children, people of color, working class folks and renters—and thus dilutes their political power.
Amid a lethal pandemic, Floridians turned out in record numbers to vote by mail in the 2020 general election. But beneath the surface of this groundswell in turnout lay troubling patterns about whose vote would count.
The Center for New Data released an analysis of Georgia’s early vote wait times and polling place accessibility in the general election using data from millions of cell phones to assess activity around polling locations.
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