December 1, 2022 -
During this election cycle, rural and low-income voters proved to be crucial voting blocs in many races nationwide — including in Southern states. Organizers emphasize the importance of engaging with these communities, which will continue to play a critical role in shaping Southern and national politics.
April 22, 2021 -
Delayed census results, GOP control of Southern legislatures, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act could lead to unfair new legislative and congressional election maps across the region, according to a new report from the nonprofit RepresentUs. Voting rights advocates say the solution lies in Congress passing the For the People Act.
February 12, 2021 -
How could such an extremist end up in Congress? Consider Georgia's congressional district map, which like all state congressional and legislative maps is set to be redrawn later this year. A new report out this week finds that Georgia and a handful of other Southern states remain at risk for more extreme partisan gerrymandering.
August 23, 2019 -
With the critical once-a-decade population count just months away, only three states in the South have allocated any state funding to encourage participation.
November 3, 2014 -
Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised due to convictions for felony offenses, and their votes could sway races in at least nine states with neck-and-neck races for U.S. Senate or governor.
September 19, 2014 -
The South is the country's fastest-growing region, and transplants from elsewhere may be changing the region's political leanings.