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INSTITUTE INDEX: Confronting the GOP's poll watcher threats

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.

Young voters face a heavy 'time tax'

November 22, 2013 - A new report finds that young voters, and particularly young voters of color in the South, faced the longest lines in order to cast their ballots in 2012. Voting rights advocates have dubbed the long wait a "time tax," which some are unable to pay.