November 13, 2013 -
A police sting operation in a small North Carolina town on Election Day led to the arrests of 59 people -- mostly African Americans -- for illegal possession of drugs, alcohol and guns. Some residents question the timing, saying they believe it was an attempt to intimidate black voters from showing up at the polls.
November 12, 2013 -
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government is giving money to nonprofits to help people sign up for insurance. Conservatives accuse the program of collecting sensitive information to benefit the Democratic Party. Is there any substance to the charges?
November 8, 2013 -
It's well-documented that the heaviest burdens under strict photo voter ID laws fall on African Americans, Latino Americans and those of low income. But women voters also face special problems under these laws -- especially North Carolina's.
November 1, 2013 -
Though it hasn't gotten the attention that North Carolina and Texas have, Tennessee has one of the nation's strictest photo ID laws on the books. Now one of the state's congressmen has introduced a bill that would ease the burden such laws present to voters in Tennessee as well as in other states.
October 25, 2013 -
In an interview with The Daily Show about North Carolina's restrictive new voting law, the Republican Party precinct chair made a number of racially charged remarks. The GOP scrambled to distance itself from him, but his ideas about the law follow the party line.
October 18, 2013 -
The special election for Louisiana's impoverished 5th congressional district is set for Oct. 19, and Democrats are trying to turn it into the Democratic district it appears to be on paper -- and save the Affordable Care Act from continued assault from the right.
October 10, 2013 -
With elections fast approaching, officials in Florida and Virginia are hard at work striking names from their lists of eligible voters. But their efforts are the target of legal challenges by those who say questionable purge methods threaten to disenfranchise eligible voters.