Stacey Abrams argues voting infrastructure is being gutted and the utility of a democratically elected government is being questioned.
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.
After HR1’s failure, Senate Democrats have proposed the Freedom to Vote Act. It is critical for protecting and strengthening US democracy.
2021 has been a record-shattering year for voting restrictions. It reached fever-pitch when Texas passed its own voting restriction bill.
More blue and red states are moving in opposite directions on voting disparities among Americans, aggravating widening split.
“Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election”.
Eighteen states have already enacted 30 laws that will make it harder for Americans to vote. Other states are enacting similar laws.
100 years after women secured the right to vote the struggle remains that America’s elected officials are still overwhelmingly male.
A new report by the liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice shows that 18 states have passed 30 new bills making it harder to vote.
Democrats have yet to come up with a viable strategy to fight the slew of Republican state legislators’ efforts to restrict voter access.
The world’s only established democracy where members of one party have managed to make it much harder for members of the other party to cast a ballot.