March 12, 2019 -
A state judge recently struck down a voter ID amendment to the N.C. Constitution because the legislators who ratified it were elected in unconstitutional, racially gerrymandered districts. Meanwhile, two white sheriffs who ousted black sheriffs with the help of a suspected election fraudster are also facing legal problems.
December 13, 2018 -
While shocking reports emerged from Bladen and Robeson counties about years of absentee ballot fraud, the North Carolina legislature rushed to pass a voter ID bill — which would do nothing to address the problem that's cast doubt on the outcome of a congressional race. That absentee ballots were vulnerable to fraud should have come as no surprise to lawmakers.
November 29, 2018 -
Voters in Georgia are preparing for a Dec. 4 runoff election for secretary of state that could impact the future of voting rights in the state for years to come.
November 20, 2018 -
The lame-duck North Carolina legislature convenes Nov. 27 to write a new voter ID law after the version it passed in 2013 was struck down for targeting black voters "with almost surgical precision." The same week, the U.S. Senate could vote to confirm to a federal judgeship a lawyer who helped draft the discriminatory law.
November 13, 2018 -
They ended racist Jim Crow-era policies in two states and raised the minimum wage in another. But elsewhere, Southern voters embraced racially discriminatory voter ID laws and took steps to restrict reproductive rights. The ballot measures that passed this year reflect a politically divided region.
November 2, 2018 -
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the GOP gubernatorial nominee, has placed over 53,000 would-be voters on his controversial list of those with registration discrepancies — but that doesn't mean they can't vote.
October 24, 2018 -
Still contending with barriers put in place before the last midterm and presidential elections, voters in some states in the South face new restrictions on the franchise as they head to the polls this year.