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.
Today, we’re taking a look at where things stand in redistricting litigation — where maps could change before 2022 and where litigation could impact the maps used in 2024 and beyond.
“The core purpose of the Justice Department is to protect civil rights and civil liberties, and the fundamental element of that is the right to vote,” Garland said. But is the DOJ living up to that promise?
Over the past few years, coverage has increased around how the U.S. Supreme Court handles emergency requests through its “shadow docket.” This term has popped up most recently when the Court has intervened in redistricting, determining the fate of districts for years to come.
April lawsuits bring May court activity! Over the course of May we can expect multiple courtroom hearings and potential decisions on voting rights and district lines in over 10 states.
In 2022, it seems we conduct nearly all transactions online. So why does voter registration remain stuck in the past? Vote.org and the state of Texas have come head to head over the requirement for a wet signature.
There was a flurry of litigation around ballot collection in 2020. Yet, Republicans have dominated the narrative, leading many to confound illegal tampering with legitimate assistance — at the expense of communities that rely on it the most.
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.
A month before the 2020 election, Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) tweeted, “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”
Growing numbers of Republican-controlled states have enacted bans on private money in elections. But rather than make our elections more secure, these bans increase the risk our elections are underfunded.