July 21, 2022 -
Unless the dynamics of this year's elections significantly change in the coming months, election analysts predict Democrats could lose more than 40 state house and senate seats across the South in 2022.
November 18, 2020 -
Black voters turned out in record numbers this election cycle but had to overcome barriers to the ballot box that undermine the fairness of the electoral process. Advocates continue to call for restoring the Voting Rights Act to ensure that African American voters are protected from voter suppression.
December 19, 2019 -
The presidential candidate, billionaire philanthropist, and former New York City mayor hopes Southern cities will hand him the Democratic nomination. But it'll be an uphill battle.
December 5, 2019 -
The state's Democrats are in turmoil after their U.S. Senate candidate dropped out under murky circumstances immediately after the filing period closed. Some progressives believe it's a sign that the state party's infrastructure needs an overhaul. Meanwhile, an independent candidate is trying to fill the void.
June 18, 2018 -
Once deemed among the most restrictive states for ballot access, North Carolina changed its law recently and will have two new parties on this year's ballot. But other Southern states are less welcoming to political newcomers.
June 27, 2017 -
While much of the country was focused on last week's special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, Democrat Archie Parnell pulled off a 17-point leftward swing in South Carolina's strongly GOP 5th. His near-victory offers insight for the 2018 midterms and raises questions about the kind of candidate who can win in the South.
July 27, 2016 -
This is the first time in 40 years the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions will not receive public financing, the culmination of an long trend of growing private funding of the gatherings.