The biggest story in the short term from this month’s off-year elections is undoubtedly Ralph Northam’s unexpected romp to victory in the Virginia governor’s race. But in the long run, an even bigger story played out in the race for the Virginia House of Delegates, the lower house of the Commonwealth’s legislature. The Democrats overcame […]
On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a nationwide effort to expand voting rights. Faiz Shakir who is the ACLU’s national political director told McClatchy last month that this was their chance to go on the offense. Shakir told the media outlet that the entire time, voting rights advocates had been playing […]
It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the North Carolina Republican Party. On Monday, the State Board of Elections ordered the rejection of all county-level challenges to voter eligibility, cutting the legs out from Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s claim that he lost the gubernatorial election to Roy Cooper because of voter […]
The Democrats’ chances in 2016 may have gotten somewhat better on Friday. A three-judge federal appeals panel tossed out North Carolina’s congressional map after finding that two of the districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The panel gave the state legislature two weeks to submit a replacement map, which will almost certainly force a delay in the state’s congressional […]
The DOJ reminds Texas that Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act is still in place.