October 25, 2019 -
A lawsuit challenging Mississippi's unusual system for electing statewide offices, imposed to disenfranchise African Americans after Reconstruction, could still be working its way through the courts when voters cast ballots next month in the state's first competitive gubernatorial race in years.
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.
May 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
December 20, 2013 -
As part of its controversial new elections law, North Carolina will no longer count provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct -- leading a new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network to accuse it of moving in the wrong direction on voting rights.
November 1, 2013 -
Though it hasn't gotten the attention that North Carolina and Texas have, Tennessee has one of the nation's strictest photo ID laws on the books. Now one of the state's congressmen has introduced a bill that would ease the burden such laws present to voters in Tennessee as well as in other states.
October 25, 2013 -
In an interview with The Daily Show about North Carolina's restrictive new voting law, the Republican Party precinct chair made a number of racially charged remarks. The GOP scrambled to distance itself from him, but his ideas about the law follow the party line.
October 1, 2013 -
The Justice Department wants to subject the entire state to preapproval for any elections changes under Section Three of the Voting Rights Act -- not just the 40 counties previously covered under the law's now-defunct Section Five.