March 6, 2015 -
The 1965 Selma march being commemorated this weekend in Alabama helped speed passage of the Voting Rights Act -- but the landmark law is now in its most precarious position in a half-century.
January 16, 2015 -
Next week the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended campaign spending limits -- and the two occasions are more closely linked than many realize.
April 3, 2013 -
Over the last week, GOP lawmakers have unleashed a flurry of bills that would make sweeping changes to North Carolina elections. They share a common message - and a common sponsor, backed by one of the state's biggest political donors.
November 6, 2012 -
In the Southern swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, more than 7 million voters cast ballots early. Both Democrats and Republicans can find bright spots in the early voting numbers.
October 26, 2012 -
President Obama won three Southern states en route to the White House in 2008. What's happened in the South's swing states? Is it any different than what's happened in the rest of the country? And can he still win?
June 21, 2012 -
Five months from Election Day, North Carolina Republican leaders have slashed the battleground state's election budget and forfeited $4 million in funds to improve voting. What havoc will this cause at the ballot box?
March 14, 2012 -
Rick Santorum beat the pollsters' predictions to win GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. What's propelling Santorum's Southern victories? And what does it say about his chances for the White House?