Elections and Voting
April 29, 2016 -
The number of registered Latino voters in Alabama increased threefold in less than a decade. Now organizers are fighting back against hostility towards the immigrant community while working to elevate the state's Latino vote.
April 22, 2016 -
A new analysis of state voting laws by the Brennan Center for Justice found that bills to expand access to the ballot box have outpaced those restricting voting for the fourth year in a row.
April 14, 2016 -
Thousands of activists are in Washington, D.C. this week for Democracy Spring, a protest movement demanding that Congress rid politics of big money and ensure fair elections. Many Southerners have made the trip north to take part in rallies, marches, and nonviolent civil disobedience.
April 6, 2016 -
In a major voting rights case, the Supreme Court affirmed Texas' right to draw state legislative districts based on total population rather than eligible voters. But whether states can choose to use voter population instead — and tip the balance of political power— remains an open question.
March 24, 2016 -
While outside groups involved in presidential politics don't have much to show for the money they've spent so far on this election, outside spending in North Carolina legislative contests tells a different story: In the 32 contested state House and Senate primary races that drew outside spending, more than 80 percent of the candidates with the most outside support won.
March 18, 2016 -
In the wake of this week's primaries, North Carolina is the only Southern state where Democrats have reached near-parity in voter turnout with Republicans — and it happened amid widespread troubles at the polls due to confusion over the state's restrictive new voting laws.
March 11, 2016 -
A look at the primary elections held in Southern states so far reveals a marked difference in turnout rates between the parties, a pattern that holds nationally.