February 24, 2017 -
Recently published academic research into the effects of strict voter ID laws offers new details into how they depress turnout by African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans.
November 18, 2016 -
Voting changes in states no longer subject to federal preclearance under the Voting Rights Act impacted this year's election, though it's still unclear whether they affected its outcome.
November 3, 2016 -
North Carolina's controversial 2013 voting law was blocked by a court for discriminating against black voters, but the move affects other voters of color as well — including the state's fast-growing Asian American electorate.
October 7, 2016 -
Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of transgender citizens lack updated identification. Consequently, tens of thousands of those living in states with strict voter ID laws — most of them in the South — are at risk of disenfranchisement, according to a new report from The Williams Institute.
August 26, 2016 -
Citing a weakened Voting Rights Act and Donald Trump's calls for supporters to act as "election observers," the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has asked an international watchdog to dispatch additional monitors to oversee this year's presidential election.
August 12, 2016 -
With recent court rulings finding that voter discrimination is a real and present danger, voting rights advocates are pressing the case for hearings on legislation to restore the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act.
August 4, 2016 -
In the past few weeks, courts nationwide have struck down a number of Republican-engineered voting restrictions — including a North Carolina law considered the single biggest rollback of voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.