June 7, 2018 -
Two Southern communities that once embraced a federal program that lets local police enforce federal immigration law signaled their rejection of it in recent sheriff elections. To see which communities have been involved in the program, we mapped state and local participants nationwide and over time.
February 22, 2018 -
As civil rights groups challenge racially discriminatory judicial elections under the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a judicial gerrymandering plan that could lead to less racial diversity on the bench.
November 9, 2017 -
A poll conducted in Virginia on the eve of the Nov. 7 election found that losing Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s reliance on anti-immigrant race-baiting did not work — and in fact turned off many of the state's voters, most of whom support welcoming immigration policies.
October 13, 2017 -
Driven by economic pain, an exodus was already underway from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland before Hurricane Maria, which has intensified the out-migration. Where are Puerto Ricans heading, and how are they changing the political landscape there?
September 29, 2017 -
In observance of National Voter Registration Day, Facing South examined voter registration data across the 13 Southern states, finding big openings for outreach and engagement among some demographic groups.
July 8, 2016 -
Since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, states have made a slew of changes to election laws. A new report documents how these changes could impede Latino voters' access to the polls in a critical presidential election year.
June 30, 2016 -
In Southern battleground states, the growing Latino electorate could be a decisive voting bloc — and especially motivated after last week’s 4-4 Supreme Court deadlock effectively halted President Obama’s deportation relief programs.
June 3, 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.