Over the past year Democrats told supporters that America’s future was at stake if they did not pass two doomed voting rights bills.
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.
Prior to next month’s state governor’s primary, new tighter voter ID rules have already resulted in a significant number of ballot rejections.
Texas’s S.B. 1 makes it a crime for election officials and workers to encourage vote by mail. This provision has been struck down.
A new wave of power grabs by Georgia’s GOP legislators is threatening to wrest control of key local government bodies from Democrats.
Florida voters who died from Covid-19 were lifelong Republicans who consistently voted in primaries and general elections before the virus killed them.
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court cleared the way for Alabama’s new congressional district maps that may disenfranchise black voters.
Black voters’ postal ballots were rejected at four times the rate of white voters’ mail ballots, according to Washington State auditors.
2021 was, unfortunately, a banner year for new barriers to the right to vote. Among these egregious voter suppression laws, 5 stand out.
The new accounts show that Trump was directly involved than previously known in proposals to use national security agencies to seize voting machines.
After Georgia’s GOP-led legislature passed law restricting mail voting disenfranchisement by rejected mail ballot applications rose.