Texas Senate Bill No. 1 makes it difficult for voters who face language barriers or have disabilities to get help casting their ballots.
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.
The Texas House adopted a slew of new voting restrictions Friday, as the state’s Republican majority seeks to maintain power.
New state laws that tighten voting restrictions make it more difficult to vote and also harder to register to vote in the first place.
Various voting rights organizations have filed a complaint in the US District Court for Arizona challenging new voter suppression laws.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed Republican-sponsored bills that would have limited Wisconsin’s absentee voting options.
In a letter to President Biden almost fifty influential organizations asked that he do all it takes to pass federal voting rights legislation.
Efforts to erode Native American voting rights endure, accelerated with the slew of country-wide GOP legislation to limit voter access.
The GOP controls the majority of state legislatures, and it’s using that power to try to shift the country’s fortunes by suppressing votes.
The Republican justices on the United States Supreme Court have just ruled that Republican state legislators can discriminate against minority voters.
Georgia GOP is removing Democrats of color from election boards. They’re also expanding their power over election in other states.