Voting Rights

The state's GOP-controlled legislature claims Democratic leaders are failing to adequately defend the law, so they want to do so themselves.
Still, at the federal level, it remains "incredibly important for Congress to step in" to prevent widespread disenfranchisement, one voting rights attorney said.
The ex-president's ongoing lies about vote fraud came up as the judge criticized the gullibility of a Trump supporter who joined the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
Lies about 2020 election fraud by former President Trump were “a historic turning point” that's had "spillover effects" in other countries, the report said.
Four laws enacted this year amount to “a cocktail of voter suppression measures that land heavily on the young,” one lawsuit accuses.
Democrats’ effort to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions appears particularly doomed after GOP victories in last week's elections.
The GOP’s continuing blockade may now result in talks to change the Senate rule.
Threats and suppression of local election officials are the flip side of voter suppression, and they're discouraging people from even wanting the job.
"Texas is not safe for you," the NAACP told pro athletes about new laws targeting abortion and voting rights. "Look elsewhere."
Virginia Democrats have aggressively expanded voting rights. Now they're warning that progress, and even basic democracy, are under threat if the GOP wins November's governor's race.
Myrna Pérez, 47, will now be a lifetime judge on a U.S. appeals court.
Senate Democrats are calling for a return to original principles as the push to change the filibuster approaches its climax.
The poll worker said it was "extremely ironic" he collected Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's bounty.
Will Democrats now finally change filibuster rules to protect voting rights?
At a protest outside the White House, activists demanded that the president use his "bully pulpit" and pressure Senate Democrats to "nix or fix" the filibuster.
“We’ve got to make this the most pressing issue for Americans.”
The legislation faces unanimous Republican opposition, prompting another conversation over the future of the filibuster.
The terminations happened in Fulton County, which is holding elections for mayor and the city council on Nov. 2.
One MSNBC host issued a warning about the 2024 election if Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives and Donald Trump runs for office again.
Bills in the House and Senate might clarify the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to prevent a repeat of Jan. 6.