Voting Rights

In a Washington Post op-ed, Mason, who activists say is a victim of blatant voter suppression, vowed to “educate the next generation” of voters about their rights.
The law subjects people who engage in voter registration to potential fines and even criminal penalties.
Lawyers for Mason, who was sentenced to five years in prison, say her provisional vote in 2016 wasn't an illegal vote because it didn't actually count.
Crystal Mason is fighting a five-year prison sentence for trying to vote in the 2016 presidential election.
Voting rights groups want the state to pause the removals, noting that thousands of eligible voters are at risk of having their voter registrations canceled.
“The only way to know whether voters want to cancel their registration is to ask them," 7th Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote.
David Ledbetter wanted to meet the people where they are, and right now the people are in line for chicken sandwiches.
The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate said she's currently focused on fighting voter suppression ahead of the primary.
The former Georgia gubernatorial nominee will not be running for president in 2020.
The president's former campaign manager is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.
Places that were subject to federal supervision in the past still appear to be removing voters more aggressively today.
So far, not a single question has been posed about gerrymandering or other key voting rights issues.
She's appealing a five-year prison sentence and fighting to save her home, all so the state can prop up the myth of "voter fraud." There are serious questions about the case against her.
"This administration is weaponizing the federal judiciary to restrict the vote," the NAACP warns in a new report.
Critics say the new law is akin to a poll tax and undercuts a state constitutional amendment to expand voting rights.
In a blistering dissent read from the bench, the Supreme Court justice said extreme gerrymandering could render elections "meaningless."
Lawmakers said they would bring up the automatic voter registration bill again in the next legislative session.
The Georgia Democrat argued that a 2013 Supreme Court ruling led to voter suppression tactics that targeted people of color.
The 2020 hopeful's latest proposal would implement strict federal standards for election security, automatic voter registration and make Election Day a holiday.