2020 was consistent with trend of declining House competition despite defeat of Democrats by Republican women, candidates of color.
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.
Georgia signed into law a new bill that arguably codifies voter suppression. This law is set to have long-term effects on American democracy.
For the past decades, Republicans across our nation have been engaged in a systematic, and modern era attempt at Interposition and Nullification.
The US Census Bureau’s has not yet released redistricting data and the delay may have an effect on Alabama’s Black community.
The Montana House on Wednesday shot down a bill that aimed to expand voting opportunities for Native Americans.
Six White Georgia lawmakers stood behind the governor as he signed a sweeping voter suppression law. Outside, a Black Democratic lawmaker was arrested.
Opponents of the measure decried it as among the country’s most damaging attempts to limit access to the ballot box.
A heavily amended Montana tribal voting bill expands Native American voting access although not all tribes are satisfied with the bill.
Democracy is in crisis and the only way out of it is to double down on democratic reforms while wrestling with our complicated past.
Jews have been a deciding factor in New York mayoral elections. It will be interesting to see how ranked-voting affects this situation.