May 24, 2019 -
Watch the new documentary by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren of Field Studio that takes viewers inside the 2018 Woke Vote effort led by young African American organizers in Southern states to transform voter turnout and elect political progressives.
November 9, 2017 -
A poll conducted in Virginia on the eve of the Nov. 7 election found that losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s reliance on anti-immigrant race-baiting did not work — and in fact turned off many of the state's voters, most of whom support welcoming immigration policies.
November 4, 2016 -
With just two days left of early voting, African-American early voting in the biggest battleground state of 2016 is down 25 percent from four years ago. Why is black early voting down, and what are groups doing to close the gap heading into Election Day?
September 8, 2016 -
While Virginia's Democratic governor battles Republican lawmakers over restoring voting rights for ex-felons who've completed their sentences, almost 200,000 of the state's residents — almost half of them African-American — remain disenfranchised, mostly for nonviolent crimes.
June 24, 2016 -
This week marks the three-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. As a consequence, most states across the South will have restrictive new voting laws in place for the first time in a presidential contest. Could they tip the outcome?
February 19, 2016 -
The string of Southern primaries that kicks off this weekend in South Carolina gives voters in the region a unique opportunity to shape the 2016 election and reflects Southern states' growing influence over national politics.