The governor has sympathies for changes in governance; he’s deeply familiar with democratic innovation. But will he actually take on democratic reform?
Minority Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Equal minority voting rights still face significant obstacles including in registering to vote and casting ballots. Attempts to manipulate the law in new ways that will disadvantage minority communities continue nationwide. Also see our sections on American democracy and our articles on the Voter Access, African-American Voting Rights, Latino Voting Rights or Native American Voting.
More Black Women Run For Office, But A Ceiling Remains
Significant hurdles await Rep. Barbara Lee as she hits the campaign trial for a senate seat in California, a race expected to be competitive.
What Will It Take To Make Democracy More Representative?
Multiple dimensions of identity simultaneously shape pathways to candidacy and representation for all groups seeking a seat.
A Police Stop Is Enough To Make Someone Less Likely To Vote
New research shows how the communities that are most heavily policed are pushed away from… having a say in changing policy.
US States See Record Diversity In Government Leadership
When the gavel came down to start this year’s session of the Michigan legislature, it was evident that those in power positions had changed.
118th Congress Hardly Reflects Modern American Religion
Religiously speaking, the incoming 118th Congress looks like America — that is, the America of decades past, rather than today.
Georgia’s Racial Turnout Gap Grew In 2022
Despite high voter turnout in last month’s election, the racial turnout gap was larger than any point in the past decade.
US Voters With Disabilities Face Maze Of New Restrictions
Nearly 18 million Americans with disabilities voted in the 2020 election, but new [legislation] this year may change turnout.
Massive Disenfranchisement and Racial Disparities in 2022 Texas
Data from the March primary shows that just one of the bill’s many provisions caused massive disenfranchisement and major racial disparities.
Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, To Illustrate The Story
Ron DeSantis’ arrest of 20 ex-felons for voting is unveiled MAGA republican attempt to undermine black community election enthusiasm.