Retreat From Democracy

UNITED STATES - APRIL 23: Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, attends a Senate Foreign Relations committee markup in Dirksen Building on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on April 23, 2018.  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
The Powerful Role Confusion Plays In American Elections
As laws making it harder to vote spread across the country, an additional and often unnoticed barrier comes with them: confusion.
The Amazing Disappearing Voter
Voter purges have become the right’s new voter suppression tool of choice.
The North Carolina GOP Is Trying Every Trick To Keep A Supreme Court Seat
Anita Earls has been the North Carolina GOP’s chief antagonist in the courtroom. Now she’s running for a seat on the state Supreme Court as a GOP threat to pack the court looms.
Georgia Governor’s Race Is Epic Showdown Over Voting Rights
This year's election could determine how people vote in Georgia for decades.
The Future Of 1.4 Million Floridians With Felony Convictions Is On The Ballot In November
Florida is one of four states with a constitution that permanently disenfranchises residents with felony records. This election could change that.
Democrats Need Voters’ Help To Fix Gerrymandering. Will They Get It?
A constellation of liberal groups is trying to make voting rights issues like gerrymandering and automatic voter registration the ones that get voters to the polls.
Stolen Elections, Voting Dogs And Other Fantastic Fables From The GOP Voter Fraud Mythology
The GOP has cried “voter fraud” for decades — and used it as justification to target minorities at the polls.
Today’s Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History
Rebels in the post-Civil War South perfected the art of excluding voters, but it was yankees in the North who developed the script.
The Battle For The Right To Vote Has Never Been Won
Now we’re losing ground.
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