Voting rights advocates say Texas Republicans’ underhanded effort to ram through new voter suppression measures highlights the need to restore federal voting rights legislation.
Democratic Voters Surge in Texas Primary, Waiting in Punishingly Long Lines as Officials Struggle to Keep Up
Grueling wait times stretched hours past closing time at polling locations across Texas. One voter in Houston waited nearly seven hours to cast his ballot.
A big mistake in the lead up to primary voting underscores the anxiety around misinformation on elections and barriers to voting.
750 polling places in Texas have been shuttered since Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that released the state from federal oversight in changing its voter laws and practices.
Crystal Mason’s vote didn’t count. Will her prosecution scare away others whose votes would?
Thanks to a new state law, rural and elderly voters are among those who could lose their early polling places next election.
The right has an audacious plan to, once again, use the redistricting process to maintain power. At ALEC’s annual conference in Austin, Republican state legislators learned how to navigate the legal and political challenges that will likely arise.
After the death of a high-profile voter suppression bill, Senate Republicans passed two other restrictive measures this week.
SB 9’s passage out of committee Friday sets the stage for a heated debate over voting rights in the waning days of the session.
A congressional oversight committee is probing acting Secretary of State David Whitley’s flawed voter purge, as well as allegations of voter suppression in two other states.