The fight over who gets to vote in the United States goes back to the founders and continues to this day. The battle for women’s suffrage was hard-fought but even more so was the long, often violent struggle to win the right to vote for African Americans. The passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 resulted in millions of citizens receiving the franchise for the first time, but since then there have been constant ...
- December 7, 2015
- October 30, 2015Two structural advantages tilt the electoral playing field and make every Democratic victory an uphill climb.
- May 27, 2015Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.
- March 24, 2015Disenfranchisement of ex-felons can have a measurable impact on election results.
- March 6, 2015Since 2010, 16 states have passed voter ID laws and 11 states now have, or will soon have, what are considered “strict” voter identification requirements.
- November 5, 2014The Republican wave of election victories was more about changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups, than a reflection of the American people's opinions.
- November 4, 2014The social network tries to promote voting, but it also has conducted tests that affect users' voting behavior — without telling them.
- November 4, 2014 | Updated November 5, 2014With control of the US Senate at stake, the nation’s eyes have shifted to South Dakota — and its Native voters.