Voting rights are increasingly being repealed in America through legislation. Civil rights icons are fighting back in Congress.
Voter Suppression articles on Democracy Chronicles
Voter suppression is an illegal strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on Voter Turnout and Voter Access.
Democrats say they want to ease the voting process while Republicans say they are fighting fraud. Trump and the RNC are putting millions in lawsuits.
The voting rights act was passed in 1965. It gives all Americans the right to vote. But this has not been the case. Americans are sharing their experience.
77,744 ballots in three states gave the White House to Donald Trump so states are fighting over rules that determine if millions of Americans get to vote.
The GOP has a track record of making voting hard. Some Republicans believe this is proper. Now this push is affecting students in some states.
Hurdles to Native American voting are a long-standing issue. Polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding may make things worse
New Mexico congressional delegation is leading a bill in the House that aims to protect Native American voting rights ahead of 2020.
As Democrats pick their 2020 candidate, several left-leaning groups are suing against states they view as suppressing participation in elections.
Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial but fights for voter turnout. She’s asked blacks to ‘overwhelm the system’ to thwart voter suppression.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week struck down an Arizona week that would have criminalized the delivery of other people’s early ballots.