Students across the US went home due the coronavirus pandemic. But empty campuses are making it harder for students to vote.
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US elections are around the corner. Evictions across the country raise concerns about the process, particularly worries of disenfranchisement.
Though a landmark legislation, the American with Disabilities Act has not offered the disabled their full rights as they still face discrimination.
American democracy envisions ballot access but voting rights, especially African-American, remain gutted, requiring more activism for congress to act.
The coronavirus has complicated the electoral landscape as America heads to polls in November. It has affected voter access in particular.
Democratic heartlands in swing states are expanding vote by mail ballot-access during coronavirus. Trump’s home county in Florida is also planning to do so.
In an excerpt from her unfinished, unpublished memoir, Ruth Carter-Lynch discusses the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow Civil Rights leaders.
Coronavirus outbreak has ignited a partisan battle over whether the U.S. should enact measures to make it easier to vote by mail [this fall], The Hill.
16 States restrict access to voting by mail. In case the coronavirus pandemic persists to year’s end, this could have impact on voting in these states.
The coronavirus is having varying impact on elections. One way this is happening is that it is making voter registration more difficult ahead of 2020 polls.