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N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

Gerrymandering Case Reaches Pennsylvania Court with Stakes for 2018 Election

The state is considered one of the most gerrymandered in the country, giving rise to derogatory nicknames like “Goofy Kicking Donald Duck” for the bizarrely shaped 7th Congressional District.

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

Supreme Court Takes Up Fight over Texas Electoral Districts

Voting rights advocates accused Republican lawmakers of drawing districts to undermine the influence of racial minority voters.

U.S. Drops Some Claims Against Texas Voter ID Law

Voter Panel Made No Findings, Will Destroy Data: White House

Trump set up the commission in May after charging, without evidence, that millions of people voted unlawfully in the 2016 presidential election.

Divided Supreme Court May Allow Ohio Voter Purge Policy

Divided Supreme Court May Allow Ohio Voter Purge Policy

Some justices signaled sympathy toward Ohio’s policy of purging infrequent voters from registration rolls — a practice critics say disenfranchises thousands of people — in a pivotal voting rights case.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Policy

Judges Order Overhaul of North Carolina’s Partisan Congressional Districts

The ruling was the first time that a federal court blocked a congressional map because of partisan gerrymandering.

Supreme Court To Hear Voting Rights Case

Supreme Court To Hear Case on Purging Voter Rolls

In Ohio, voters must cast a ballot regularly to remain on the registration.

More States Reject Voter Fraud Panel‘s Request for Data

Trump Attacks Democrats over Voter Fraud Panel, Urges Voter ID Rules

Trump reiterated his allegations, without offering any evidence, that there was voter fraud in the November 2016 presidential election.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Policy

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Trump Voter Fraud Panel

Most state officials who oversee elections and election law experts say that voter fraud is rare in the United States.

Justice Department Says Texas Fixed Discriminatory Voter ID Law

In Tied Elections, Chance, Not Voters, Often Decides Final Outcome

A random drawing to decide tied elections is a little known tradition of American democracy.

Liberals Urge Supreme Court Conservative Kennedy to Stay

Justice Kennedy on Hot Seat in Major Voting Rights Case

Justice Kennedy’s vote, which will likely be the deciding factor in the case, could have an impact on U.S. elections for decades.

U.S. Appeals Court Says Texas Can Implement Voter ID Law

U.S. Appeals Court Says Texas Can Implement Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court stayed a ruling by a U.S. district court judge that barred enforcement of the strict voter ID law.

Justice Department Says Texas Fixed Discriminatory Voter ID Law

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law

Changes to the law, which was backed by the Trump administration, were meant to make it less discriminatory but did not accomplish this goal, the judge ruled.

Trump Administration Backs Ohio over Voter Purges

Trump Administration Backs Ohio over Voter Purges

Civil liberties advocates have said Ohio’s policy can disproportionately impact minorities and poor people.

One in Eight People Who Voted for Trump Having Second Thoughts: Poll

One in Eight People Who Voted for Trump Having Second Thoughts: Poll

The minority of Trump voters who said they would not vote for him again gave varying reasons in interviews for why they had changed their minds.

ACLU Sues Trump Alleging Election Commission Lacks Transparency

ACLU Sues Trump Alleging Election Commission Lacks Transparency

The ACLU said in a statement that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity had already held its first meeting without giving any notice or opening it to the public.

Three More States Refuse Trump Commission’s Voter Data Request

Three More States Refuse Trump Commission’s Voter Data Request

Civil rights activists say the commission will encourage voter suppression by justifying new barriers to voting, such as requiring identity cards to vote.

Civil Rights Groups Sue Missouri to Stop Voter ID Law

Civil Rights Groups Sue Missouri to Stop Voter ID Law

Missouri has failed to provide necessary mandated funding for voter education, free voter IDs and birth certificates and training for poll workers since the new voting law came into effect on June 1, the ACLU said in the lawsuit.

U.S. Supreme Court Faults N.C. on Voting Rights, Again

U.S. Supreme Court Faults N.C. on Voting Rights, Again

The Supreme Court has dealt with North Carolina voting rights cases three times in the past three weeks.

Texas Border Town Sues Over State Law to Punish Sanctuary Cities

Texas Gov. Signs Relaxed Version of Voter ID Legislation

Critics contend that the measure is still aimed at discouraging minorities, who tend to favor Democrats.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Policy

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio’s Bid to Revive Voter Purge Policy

An analysis found that in Ohio’s three largest counties, voters were struck from the rolls in Democratic-leaning neighborhoods at roughly twice the rate as in Republican neighborhoods.

N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

The ruling is expected to largely impact future court cases, particularly in the South.

Supreme Court Rejects Revival of Voter Suppression Law in N.C.

Supreme Court Rejects Revival of Voter Suppression Law in N.C.

The Supreme Court rejected a Republican bid to revive a law that intentionally aimed to suppress Black voter turnout.

ACLU Sues New Hampshire for Rejecting Hundreds of Absentee Ballots

ACLU Sues New Hampshire for Rejecting Hundreds of Absentee Ballots

A voter signature-matching law allows the state to reject an absentee ballot if a signature on the envelope does not match the one on the ballot — disenfranchising many elderly people and people with disabilities.

U.S. Judicial Panel Finds Texas Hurt Latino Vote with Redrawn Boundaries

U.S. Judicial Panel Finds Texas Hurt Latino Vote with Redrawn Boundaries

The panel ruled that the redrawn boundaries were designed to either fragment cohesive Latino communities among multiple districts, or to lump Hispanics into a single jurisdiction and thus limit their overall sway.