Allowing sheriffs to dictate the implementation of laws — like we saw in Illinois and New Mexico — subverts the democratic will of the people.
Harris County, Texas, is often described as a bellwether for Texas and the nation.
If Democrats can unite around these goals, they can build an undeniable voting coalition that will guarantee their success in 2024 and beyond.
Later today, I will reintroduce the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would modernize and restore the full protections of the VRA.
States need to act urgently to enact clear laws that forbid private voter challenges.
To fully understand how the measure process has been manipulated in recent years, we examined how legislators have tried to change the process.
When the gun lobby loses to democratic will, sheriffs take up the mantle by making a disreputable and debunked legalistic argument.
This vestige of Mississippi’s 1890 retrenchment of the doctrine of white supremacy remains in place over 130 years later.
Unable to attract the support of a majority of eligible voters, Republicans are left to try to rig the voting rules and exploit election loopholes.
We cannot let the focus on this one case, as important as it was, obscure the fact that threats to our democracy come in many forms.
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