The US has slipped 11 points in a decade – below Argentina and Mongolia – according the latest report by a democracy watchdog.
ALL POSTS BY Sam Levine
- March 19, 2021
‘The hypocrisy is astounding’: the Georgia company says it’s determined to combat racism – so why isn’t it speaking out?
- October 16, 2020
Election day is still weeks away, but a staggering 17.1 million voters have already cast their ballots either by mail or in person, according to data collected by Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who closely tracks voter turnout.
- October 14, 2020
Voters began lining up outside polling stations in the predawn hours, some using their cellphone flashlights to help other voters fill out pre-registration forms.
- September 25, 2020Donald Trump escalated his efforts to undermine the 2020 election this week.
- August 25, 2020
The tone of the 2020 ODIHR report reflects far more alarm than in 2016, and notes that only some of its recommendations for improvements in the US electoral system have been acted on.
- July 23, 2020
Restrictive “voter identification” laws pushed by Republicans, and widely regarded to be ineffective and discriminatory, have cost taxpayers at least $36m in just a few states.
- July 17, 2020
Washington DC has a very high incarceration rate and up to 4,500 people could be affected by the measure, included in emergency police reform legislation that passed the city council this week.
- July 7, 2020
The ruling reinstates a Republican-backed law that allows local election officials to offer only two weeks of early voting before election day.