brennan center for justice

A historic win for voting rights in Virginia

May 31, 2013 - Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell unveiled a plan this week to automatically restore voting rights to nonviolent felons in a state where one in five African-American adults is disenfranchised due to an unusually harsh law. Civil rights advocates praised the move, but some say the governor should go further.

Recounting in the battleground states

November 5, 2012 - A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice examines recount procedures in 10 key tipping point states for the presidential election. With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual deadlock nationally, those procedures may be an important factor in determining the winner.