This week, Thinking CAP talks voter suppression and discusses the North Carolina case shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday and Trump’s independent voter fraud commission.
Trump’s investigation of American voters is another pretext for further voter suppression, which is already depriving Americans of their right to vote.
Manipulated election maps undermine the basic tenets of healthy democracy, including fair representation and government accountability. Redistricting procedures should be reformed to ensure a system of representative politics.
This past Election Day, voters approved democracy reform proposals in 12 states through ballot initiatives to fight corruption and empower citizens.
The toxic myth of voter fraud is used to justify real voter suppression that costs citizens their voices in democracy. Americans must fight back and protect their power at the polls.
States are making it much harder to vote. Elections have consequences, and so does voter suppression.
Federal courts recently upheld new voting restrictions in Arizona, where long lines during the primaries have already suggested the potential for trouble in November. Here are some things to watch out for.
Redistricting and election maps shape representation even before a single vote is cast.
Wisconsin pledges to do better to provide newly required IDs as voting rights and voter access hang in the balance. Will the state do better this time?
Policymakers and advocates must remain vigilant against efforts to suppress voters of color from exercising their constitutional right.
Although the courts rejected North Carolina’s restrictive anti-voter law, Tar Heels will still face considerable challenges at the polls in November. Here are some things to watch out for.
Ohio’s new limits on early voting and provisional ballots were recently upheld by a federal court, but other changes to voting rules could keep voters from casting a ballot. Here are some things to watch out for.
Florida voters have reason for optimism, as the state has loosened its voter ID restriction, but also grounds for concern. Here are some things to watch out for.
Cutbacks to the nation’s federal election observer program have created an even greater need for community election protections.
Wisconsin voters could face obstacles at the polls due to new laws making it tougher to vote and abolishing the state’s nonpartisan election administration agency. Here are some things to watch out for.