August 31, 2012 -
A key provision of the nearly half-century-old Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in reversing new restrictions on voting in the South. But the measure's days may be numbered.
February 24, 2012 -
Facing federal scrutiny over a new voter ID law, South Carolina Republicans pushed lurid stories of dead voters taking over the polls. But even as the story fell apart, Fox News and GOP lawmakers dug in -- and still are, despite new evidence that zombie voter hysteria was a bad B-movie hoax.
January 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
June 18, 2007 -
This weekend, the Charlotte Observer delved deeper into the story we covered last Friday, raising questions about why the N.C.
May 21, 2007 -
Reporters at McClatchy are now digging deeper into the Department of Justice's crusade against "voter fraud" and how, in reality, it was a crackdown on African-American and Latino voting.
May 11, 2007 -
As many have noted, one of the main underlying stories behind the U.S. Attorney scandal was the Department of Justice's drive to dispose of staff who didn't enthusiastically embrace their program of battling "voter fraud" -- especially in areas that voted Democrat.
March 26, 2007 -
The Attorney General scandal is now moving beyond questions of "who said what, and when did they say it" to the deeper issue of the political agenda that motivated the firings: rolling back voting rights.