September 19, 2013 -
The Texas chapter of the NAACP and the state's Mexican American Legislative Caucus are the latest groups to challenge the state's voter photo ID law as racially discriminatory. The Texas fight is likely to end up at the U.S. Supreme Court, where other states like Mississippi and North Carolina that recently passed similar laws will be watching closely.
September 11, 2013 -
Plaintiffs suing over North Carolina's controversial new elections law have notified the Civitas Institute -- a conservative think tank founded and largely funded by Republican mega-donor Art Pope, now state budget director -- to preserve documents and other records related to the legislation.
August 29, 2013 -
The conservative mega-donor, now the state budget director, played important but behind-the-scenes roles in the passage of one of the nation's most restrictive voting laws, from ginning up fear of voter fraud to backing politicians who fought for voting restrictions.
August 28, 2013 -
With events underway to commemorate a historic march for voting rights, legal battles are unfolding in Texas and North Carolina to defend students' right to vote and run for office, with students at historically black colleges and universities bearing the brunt of recent voter suppression efforts.
August 23, 2013 -
North Carolina has been grabbing national headlines for its efforts to restrict access to the franchise, but it's not alone, as recent developments in Texas and Arkansas make clear.
August 20, 2013 -
North Carolina Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, a progressive Democrat from Orange County, is giving up her seat in the legislature to work with a grassroots effort to ensure voters have the type of identification required by the state's restrictive new voting law.
August 15, 2013 -
Three lawsuits have been filed alleging that North Carolina's new voting law is discriminatory and unconstitutional. We look at some of the numbers behind those claims.