Voting Rights 2012

Virginia Legislators Approve Voter ID Law, May Kill Chances for Federal Bailout

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Senate Hearing Recounts the Many Election Season Mishaps of 2012

Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

Figuring Out Why 93 Million People Didn't Vote

40 percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot.

Michelle Obama: Don't Sleep on Voting Rights

We hate to keep beating y’all in the head about the voting rights war not being over, but seriously, it’s not over.

A Constitutional Case Against Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

Voter ID Plunges Forward in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Alaska

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

Breaking News: Colorlines Believes in Racial Justice (Or, Why the Right's Scared of Us)

Our voting rights coverage has prompted some right wing muckraking on our publisher. We’ll save them the effort: We’re proud to be part of a racial justice movement.

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

Why the Voting Rights Act Likely Won't Survive Supreme Court Review

The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.

More Floridians Votes Challenged by Tea Party, This Time Miami

The state is still challenging the voting rights of people at the polls.

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

Conservative Christian Leader Compares Non-Romney Vote to Vote for Hitler

Robert Jeffress is no stranger to incendiary, extremist, if not partisan views, particularly as they pertain to President Barack Obama

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

Rosario Dawson and Voter Protection Experts Answer Your Questions in Twitter Townhall

Join the conversation using #yVote and help build the movement for empowered and collective voting!

Michelle Obama Casts Absentee Ballot, Urges Supporters to Vote Early

Obama’s campaign said it was the first time a presidential nominee and his spouse will not vote in person on Election Day.

Are True the Vote's Poll Watching Activities Illegal?

Rep. Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

Voting While Trans: Watch the Public Service Announcements

Check out these resources for transgender voters.