May 20, 2014 -
The same day weekly mass protests began again at the North Carolina legislature, civil rights groups filed a legal motion to block a restrictive new voting law from being enforced for this year's election.
May 5, 2014 -
A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law as discriminatory in a case that was designed to provide a model for challenges to voter suppression laws in other states including North Carolina and Texas.
April 29, 2014 -
Today marks one year since 17 North Carolinians were arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience while protesting the state's hard-right political turn, sparking a movement that led to the arrests of almost 1,000 people and spread to other states. What's next?
April 14, 2014 -
A program launched by conservatives to root out alleged voter fraud has generated a lot of heated rhetoric but few cases of actual wrongdoing. North Carolina joined the program just as two other states dropped out amid concerns about unreliable data.
April 11, 2014 -
Conservative activists and media outlets made wild claims of voter fraud after the North Carolina elections board pointed to potential problems. But after a closer examination of how similar findings played out elsewhere, newspapers urged caution as the investigation proceeds.
March 28, 2014 -
Civil rights groups suing North Carolina over its voter suppression law scored a victory in federal court this week with a ruling that state lawmakers must release some e-mails and other documents related to the bill's passage.
March 21, 2014 -
Amid Republican-led efforts in states nationwide to shrink the early voting period before Election Day, voting rights advocates scored a big victory this week in a state where the GOP enjoys a strong majority.
February 10, 2014 -
A new legislative analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice finds that after several years of efforts by states to restrict voting, the pendulum appears to be swinging toward making voting easier.
February 7, 2014 -
With a pivotal election approaching, voting rights advocates in North Carolina have launched a project that aims to counter the effects of one of the most restrictive new voting laws in the nation.
January 10, 2014 -
Art Pope and his well-funded political machine take credit for pushing North Carolina to the right when it serves their purposes -- and deny responsibility when thrust into the media spotlight.