In state capitals around the country, right-wing lawmakers are preparing to decide the 2024 presidential election. The GOP knows that if they can maintain control of key state legislatures this November, they can capture the White House in 2024 — no matter what voters say.
As the chief elections officer of California, a lifelong advocate of voting rights and as a daughter of the Jim Crow South whose parents fought for their right to vote, I’m calling on Democratic leaders to act boldly on behalf of our most sacred American value.
Keeping Jan. 6 participants out of office does not just mean making sure Trump can’t run again in 2024. We must ensure that any participants in the insurrection cannot win seats on our school boards, town and city councils or state assemblies.
Oregon was the first state to conduct elections exclusively by mail. This policy change, made possible by a citizens’ ballot initiative, has revolutionized democratic participation in our state and helped us make elections more accessible.
A Supreme Court decision further eroded the VRA by upholding an Arizona law that disqualifies ballots cast by voters at any poll site other than the one assigned — a technicality that has been shown to disproportionately impact minority communities.
Nicholas Stephanopoulos is a legal scholar and lawyer. We reached out to discuss the efficiency gap, a redistricting metric used to measure partisan fairness coined by himself and political scientist Eric McGhee.
Voting is a right, not a privilege. But during the 2021 legislative session, Montana legislators seemed to forget this central tenet and passed a myriad of bills suppressing Montanans’ fundamental right to vote.
The fear of Democrats losing power in the upcoming elections has become commonplace and is only intensifying as we approach midterms, but this doesn’t have to be the case. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
At this turning point for democracy, we encourage everyone who shares our values of wanting all eligible Americans to vote to join the fight. We need action: legal, legislative and the registration and turnout of eligible voters.
Now, a compromise bill, the Freedom the Vote Act — based on the For the People Act and a framework announced by Sen. Joe Manchin earlier this summer — offers Democrats a path forward. This is the vehicle that can become law.
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