As the biggest state in the country, the methodology California uses to elect its representatives is vitally important to democracy in America. The very fact that such fundamental dials in our democracy are being played with is enough.
Voter Access articles on Democracy Chronicles
This section of DC focuses on voter access: a vitally important aspect of democracy concerned with ease of voting and the various barriers in the way. Voter ID, Compulsory Voting and Felon Voting are just some of the hot button issues highlighted here. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
This unmerciful biased court is going to undo not just the Great Society of President Johnson but probably the New Deal itself. Social Security is at risk. Medicare is at risk. Medicaid is at risk.
Corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy
For far too long, voter suppression, systemic barriers, and lack of engagement have stifled political participation
When the proponent was challenged in a courtroom to prove that voter fraud is rampant, the claims went up in smoke
The law had required everyone who registered to vote to produce documentation on their U.S. citizenship
Court strikes down restrictions in one state that banned voters from wearing clothes with the name of a candidate
A Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls
Civil rights lawyers sued the U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday to try to stop plans to add the citizenship question
In ‘The State of Voting 2018’, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law details threats to the ballot this fall