November 17, 2023 -
In the 2023 elections, voters across the South faced difficulties including long lines, ballot shortages, and registration issues. Suppressive voting legislation and other structural barriers could exacerbate these issues as the 2024 election cycle swings into motion.
June 29, 2023 -
On the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder ruling, which weakened the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's conservative majority is pushing a raft of new measures that voting experts say will add new barriers to voting and increase political meddling in elections.
May 12, 2023 -
In a rare procedural move, North Carolina’s Republican-controlled high court reversed a ruling blocking voter identification requirements made just five months earlier by the previous Democratic-controlled court. The law requiring voters to show certain kinds of photo ID at the polls will be implemented as soon as this September’s municipal elections, and elections officials and voting rights advocates are getting ready.
April 27, 2023 -
A MAGA attorney from North Carolina recently asked attendees at a Republican donor retreat in Tennessee for help to curb student voting. A look at the role young voters played in recent elections shows why conservatives are worried.
February 8, 2023 -
After making gains in the recent midterms, Republican lawmakers in states across the South are altering legislative rules to sidestep the usual process for passing bills. Pro-democracy advocates say the changes are an abuse of power that would harm marginalized communities and undermine the people's will.
August 24, 2022 -
The state's Democratic-controlled high court ruled that a legislature found to discriminate against Black voters doesn't have unlimited authority to propose constitutional amendments. The decision caps off a four-year legal battle over amendments approved by voters that mandate voter ID and lower the state's income tax cap.
October 13, 2021 -
North Carolina legislators have appealed a ruling that struck down a 2018 voter ID statute as racially discriminatory. And a lawsuit challenging a related voter ID amendment is at the North Carolina Supreme Court, where two justices are under scrutiny for conflicts of interest in the case.