December 6, 2019 -
With reform blocked in Washington, voting rights advocates are shifting their attention to the states and are proposing far-reaching, pro-democracy agendas across the South. While the plans face an uphill battle, advocates see their efforts as a chance to be proactive after years of playing legal and political defense.
November 30, 2018 -
When Southern legislatures gavel into session in 2019, Republicans will still enjoy majority control in all of the South's upper and lower chambers. But for Southern Republicans, there is cause for concern: Since the election of President Trump, Democrats have gained ground in key Southern states.
August 12, 2016 -
Already a prominent issue in the presidential race, the question of refugee resettlement has become a campaign talking point in state and local elections across the U.S. South.
May 4, 2016 -
Democrats plan to use Donald Trump's divisive statements to help boost turnout in the 2016 elections and help candidates in down-ballot races. Will it work?
August 4, 2015 -
More than 100 companies have severed ties with the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council, but documents show 54 companies still sponsoring the conservative policy group's annual meeting this summer, including top energy companies and businesses in the South.
July 26, 2012 -
Big spending by super PACs in federal races has grabbed headlines, but outside money can have an even bigger influence in state-level politics. Enter FollowNCMoney.org, a landmark project to track the deluge of independent spending in the battleground state of North Carolina.