Articles by Brentin
December 23, 2013 -
A look ahead to the changes in election procedures residents of Southern states can expect to see in the new year.
December 20, 2013 -
As part of its controversial new elections law, North Carolina will no longer count provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct -- leading a new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network to accuse it of moving in the wrong direction on voting rights.
December 18, 2013 -
A federal judge has blocked a conservative group that's been accused of voter intimidation from intervening to defend Texas' voter ID law from a Justice Department lawsuit. What does that mean for a similar group trying to intervene in the Justice's lawsuit against North Carolina's restrictive new voting law?
December 13, 2013 -
A conservative group that's sued to force states to purge voting rolls this week intervened in a lawsuit over North Carolina's restrictive new voting law, seeking to defend it from challenges by the Department of Justice and civil rights groups. The poster child for its defense is a North Carolina politician who's attacked student voting rights.
December 6, 2013 -
A court battle is underway pitting voting rights advocates against Louisiana officials who have not fulfilled their responsibilities to encourage low-income people to vote under the National Voter Registration Act.
December 5, 2013 -
Controversy continues over an Election Day police operation in the small North Carolina town of Mount Gilead that disproportionately affected black residents. Such operations appear to violate policing best practices, but law enforcement officers involved defend their actions.
November 22, 2013 -
A new report finds that young voters, and particularly young voters of color in the South, faced the longest lines in order to cast their ballots in 2012. Voting rights advocates have dubbed the long wait a "time tax," which some are unable to pay.