June 15, 2018 -
A North Carolina voter charged with violating the state's ban on voting while on probation for a felony is arguing that the policy violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.
April 27, 2018 -
A federal appeals court recently ruled that Florida can keep its harsh re-enfranchisement system in place. But a November ballot referendum there could lead to reforms, which have also recently come to states including Alabama and Virginia.
April 19, 2018 -
A law targeting white-supremacist terrorism is being used to sue a conservative Virginia activist who falsely accused people of voting illegally — the latest example of how the Reconstruction-era statute remains relevant today.
January 16, 2018 -
Split precincts where some voters cast ballots in one race and some in another are to blame for the chaos in a critical Virginia House race that's still being contested in the courts — and the problem is even worse in some other heavily gerrymandered states like North Carolina.
December 6, 2017 -
Her work as an organizer in Tallahassee, Florida, is a testament to the oft-forgotten role of African-American working-class people — especially women — in the making of the modern civil rights movement in the South.
November 3, 2017 -
Before landing in legal trouble for his actions related to advising a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine, President Trump's former campaign chair was a GOP operative who worked to build support for the party among whites by appealing to their racism against African Americans.
October 20, 2017 -
Facing legal action in North Carolina for filing false claims of voter fraud after last year's close governor's race, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky is now opposing the NAACP in a lawsuit over judicial elections in Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish. The Virginia-based firm's managing partner is a GOP state senator and candidate for lieutenant governor in that state.
October 5, 2017 -
Recent efforts to limit voting in Alabama could play a critical role in what's shaping up to be a closer-than-expected race between far-right Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
July 14, 2017 -
After the controversial commission requested voter data from all 50 states, it faced an onslaught of resistance and lawsuits. Meanwhile, rattled voters have been contacting elections officials to get their names off of the rolls.