WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots.
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it’s a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult for Democratic backers to vote.
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that North Carolina can move forward with voting restrictions this November. Here’s a breakdown of what it means. Continue reading
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Legislature illegally drew the state’s congressional districts to primarily benefit the Republican Party, a judge has ruled, and has ordered them redrawn. Continue reading
A new poll by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that only 23 percent of young Americans say they will “definitely be voting” this November. The poll, which asked 18 to 29 year olds around the country about their outlook on American politic, is in sharp contrast to the 34 percent of millennials who gave the same answer a mere five months ago. Continue reading
Operating on the principle that Americans should not find it difficult to vote, a bipartisan committee came to a unanimous conclusion about how to improve the election process. Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, join Gwen Ifill to discuss their suggestions. Continue reading
Egypt’s health ministry is reporting that 11 people have died in the country amid clashes during the first day of voting for a new constitution. Continue reading
Fuller employment may reduce your tendency to vote in non-presidential contests. Above, voters in Boston, Massachusetts, look over ballot questions while waiting in line to vote in 2012. Photo courtesy of Mike Segar/Reuters. With the United States narrowly missing debt … Continue reading
Sport legends Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens became eligible for entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. But after the votes were tallied, neither received enough support to receive baseball’s highest honor. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post’s Barry Sverluga about why no living players were elected this year. Continue reading