January 27, 2012 -
With South Carolina's new voter ID bill facing federal scrutiny, a Republican official claimed to have found over 900 cases of dead voters casting a ballot. But then the claims started to unravel, and officials won't release the list of supposedly suspect voters.
January 12, 2012 -
The Department of Justice has stepped up its involvement on voting rights in challenging voter ID laws. But the cases may push debate over the Voting Rights Act into a hostile Supreme Court.
December 13, 2011 -
After civil rights and good government groups launch new campaigns to fight new voting restrictions, the Obama Justice Department is signaling its willingness to push back against laws they argue could lock out disenfranchised voters in 2012.
November 3, 2011 -
The Department of Justice has largely taken a hands-off approach to state redistricting plans. But when it comes to photo ID laws and other voting rights issues in the South, the DOJ has emerged as a key player.
August 3, 2011 -
Facing South readers know the story. After campaigning on jobs and the economy, Republicans in state legislatures in the South and nationally focused on pushing laws that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.