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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.

Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines, Court Rules

Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines, Court Rules

Two U.S. district judges found that the districts' shapes diluted minority voters' power.

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

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

Voting rights group alleged that the 2011 voter ID law was meant to discriminate against Black and Hispanic people.

NAACP Calls for Boycott of North Carolina over Voting, Bathroom Laws

NAACP Calls for Boycott of North Carolina over Voting, Bathroom Laws

"If we demonstrate the power of the purse, then we will demonstrate the power of democracy," said NAACP President Cornell Brooks.

Trump's Voter Fraud Probe Could Pave Way for Tougher Voting Rules

‘Voter Fraud’ Investigation Based on One Tweet

President Donald Trump seemingly based his "voter fraud" cry on an unsubstantiated tweet from November alleging "verified" voter fraud.

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

NAACP Sues North Carolina Over Cancelled Voter Registrations

A district judge called the voter registrations removal process "insane" and said it "sounds like something that was put together in 1901."

Emails show how Republicans lobbied to limit voting hours in North Carolina

Emails Show How Republicans Lobbied to Limit Voting Hours in North Carolina

Republicans pushed to significantly restrict early voting and voting hours, as well as limit the number of poll sites in some areas.

Philadelphia transit strike could hamper voter turnout next week

Philadelphia Transit Strike Could Hamper Voter Turnout Next Week

Without public transportation to the polls, the strike could have a large impact on a critical swing state, where registered Democrats largely outnumber Republicans.

In Ohio, A Spelling Error Could Cost you Your Vote

In Ohio, A Spelling Error Could Cost You Your Vote

Many Ohio ballots have been thrown out due to small spelling errors — notably in Democratic-leaning counties.

Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights

Winning in Court, Losing on the Ground: Uncertainty Clouds U.S. Voting Rights

Despite a series of court victories for voting rights, civil rights groups and voting rights activists remain concerned that these rulings will not be enforced on local levels.