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California unveils some of the biggest election changes in its history on Super Tuesday. After the Iowa debacle, will voters in the country’s largest voting jurisdiction pay enough attention to the new way they must vote? Read more

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Campaigns to democratize the ballot box saw significant victories. Read more

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Congress needs to update the Voting Rights Act to prevent states from suppressing votes. Read more

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When Virginians vote next week, they’ll have a chance to overthrow a Republican regime that governed through gerrymandering. Read more

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When the Roberts Court all but nullified the Voting Rights Act, it said the pre-1965 practices were long gone. New hearings by the House make clear: They’re back. Read more

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Grassroots organizers and civil rights groups banded together to stop Texas officials from denying the franchise to voters of color. Read more

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Turnout by voters of color went up by double digits in Tennessee and other states last year, prompting a spate of GOP bills designed to shut down voter registration drives. Read more

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Republican power grabs in the Midwest could cost the GOP dearly in 2020. Read more

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If they can't win, they try to rig the game. Read more

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Carol Anderson on voter suppression and Jim Crow 2.0 Read more

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Voters will consider close to two dozen ballot initiatives to fix the broken political process and open up democracy this fall, but GOP legislators are moving to rig the system still further. Read more

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Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander.  Read more

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Voter-suppression tactics can create transportation challenges, especially for young people and minorities. Read more

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How hard-won expansion of voting possibilities could raise turnout, boost the wave—and help our democracy Read more

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With post-census redistricting just a few years away, states have the opportunity to enact reforms that prevent the most egregious gerrymandering. Read more

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In every state with an extreme partisan gerrymander, there’s a potential solution in the state itself. Read more

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Voter purges are on the rise, thanks to a right-wing campaign to “clean up” voter rolls in places where Democrats and voters of color would be hardest hit. Read more

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Republicans’ loss in a Pennsylvania case may signal a turning point in the redistricting wars. Read more

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Voter suppression doesn’t always work, as Democrats learned in Alabama, but Republicans will be back—and they have some new tricks up their sleeves. Read more

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