lawyers' committee for civil rights under law
October 2, 2020 -
This presidential election will be the first in 40 years to take place without a consent decree in place requiring the Republican National Committee to refrain from voter intimidation under the guise of ballot security. With President Trump urging his supporters to go to the polls and "watch very carefully," we look at what the law says about such activity and how voting rights advocates are responding.
August 5, 2020 -
As the U.S. marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there's a political fight underway in the U.S. Senate to restore the law after its 2013 gutting by the U.S. Supreme Court.
November 15, 2018 -
Voters in states across the South faced difficulties including long lines, closed polling places, malfunctioning machines, and voter intimidation. There were also registration issues that forced some voters to cast provisional ballots, which aren't necessarily counted.
February 15, 2017 -
Gerrymandering voting district lines is one way to rob political power from people of color, but another is not drawing any lines at all. A lawsuit filed last week is challenging such an at-large voting system in one Eastern North Carolina county — and history suggests the plaintiffs stand a good chance of winning.
April 11, 2014 -
Conservative activists and media outlets made wild claims of voter fraud after the North Carolina elections board pointed to potential problems. But after a closer examination of how similar findings played out elsewhere, newspapers urged caution as the investigation proceeds.
November 9, 2012 -
According to an election night survey, 9 percent of white voters had to wait 30 minutes or more to vote, compared to 22 percent of African Americans and 24 percent of Hispanics. In its war on voting, who is the GOP fighting against?