Elections and Voting
June 2, 2016 -
Latinos have been underrepresented among voters in Southern states, but a new study finds they are emerging as a key demographic in 2016, with the potential to be a decisive swing voting bloc in political battlegrounds like North Carolina.
May 27, 2016 -
Bernie Sanders has picked five progressive members for the Democrats' platform drafting committee while Hillary Clinton has turned to party insiders — and one pick from the party chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, is a glaring example of pay-to-play politics.
May 26, 2016 -
A new national survey finds Asian Americans, who are among the South's fastest-growing voter demographics, are turned off by anti-immigrant rhetoric and increasingly identifying as Democrats.
May 18, 2016 -
This week Ben & Jerry's ice cream unveiled a new flavor in North Carolina to benefit the N.C. NAACP's voter engagement efforts. The event took place in Durham, a city where ice cream has played an historic role in the fight for racial equality.
May 13, 2016 -
Despite a public financing program and an election recently changed to be nonpartisan, West Virginia's recent state Supreme Court race was flooded with outside money. Independent groups spent over $3.5 million, and the biggest beneficiary won by a landslide.
May 12, 2016 -
Latinos have historically been a small voting bloc in Arkansas, but immigrant organizers say the GOP frontrunner's xenophobic rhetoric is driving many to get involved in the 2016 election.
May 6, 2016 -
Last month Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons. Republican lawmakers now want to challenge the order in court.