Yesterday, the Missouri Legislature passed a new strict voter ID law after earlier efforts were struck down in court.
We know that the fight is in our own backyards. State legislatures are the soil from which our polity grows, and must be secured against corrosive ideals.
As legislative sessions conclude for the year, the laws introduced and passed in 2021 compared to 2022 clue us into the shifting priorities of Republicans seeking to sow doubt into our electoral process.
Yesterday, the Delaware Senate passed House Substitute 1 to House Bill 25, legislation that would enact same-day voter registration in Delaware in time for this year’s elections.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Senate passed an election reform bill, Senate Bill 2545, known as the VOTES Act, which takes multiple steps to expand voter access.
On Thursday, the New York Legislature passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA), a state-level bill to protect and expand voting access.
Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate approved Senate Bill 418, a bill that could result in some votes being discarded after Election Day.
It’s been difficult to determine exactly who and what kind of voters would be impacted by strict voter ID laws. Two political scientists took advantage of a unique situation in Texas to answer exactly that question.
Last Wednesday, June 8, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee (D) signed the “Let RI Vote Act” into law, making permanent the temporary voting expansion enacted for the 2020 election.
The youngest, most diverse generation in American history turned out in record numbers for the 2020 presidential election, proving young Americans’ power to shape our country’s future from statehouses to the White House.
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