The attorney general and Justice Department can issue pro-Trump propaganda, but not reject or seize ballots, nor interrupt the locally run election process.
- October 8, 2020
As right-wing militants have the president’s blessing to behave menacingly, voting rights groups are asking why aren’t local officials doing more to assure to voters that Election Day will be safe.
- Why Conservatives’ Attempts to Prevent $300 Million in Election Grants From Reaching States Will FailOctober 5, 2020After federal inaction, Facebook’s founder and his wife stepped in. Now Republicans are suing in three swing states.
- GOP-Led Legal Inquest Into Bloomberg Helping Florida Felons Vote Condemned as Attempted Voter SuppressionSeptember 29, 2020
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s call for state and federal investigations into billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s effort to raise millions to pay off court fees to help Florida felons restore their voting rights was a “gross abuse” of power...
- September 24, 2020
In many swing states, voters cannot simply return an absentee ballot to an Election Day poll. Those voters who try will get to vote, but not without more paperwork and possibly creating delays for other voters.
- September 21, 2020A California Voter Foundation study identifies the causes behind the highest ballot rejection rates of any age group as states start sending out millions of fall ballots.
- September 8, 2020Documents obtained by The Guardian shows evidence sorely lacking.
- August 26, 2020One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot and representation in government began long before that day in August — and continues, even to this day.
- August 25, 2020
On August 24, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced tough questioning from the House Oversight Committee. DeJoy has come under fire in recent weeks for cost-cutting measures, such as the removal of hundreds of mail sorting machines, that are causing postal delays. Lawmakers scrutinized the postmaster general, questioning the Postal Service's ability to handle election mail. In his testimony, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defended the Postal Service, stating that the agency is "fully capable" of delivering ballots. Rep. ...
- August 21, 2020 | Updated July 17, 2020 | Moyers & CompanyMore than fifty years ago, Rep. John Lewis looked on as President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. In this video, he reflects on how the March on Washington led to key civil rights laws.