Former President Barack Obama has used Rep. John Lewis' funeral to issue a stark warning that the voting rights and equal opportunity the late civil rights icon championed are under increasing threats heading into the 2020 election.
By Bill Barrow, Associated Press
The bill would amend the 1965 law to impose new obligations on states and local jurisdictions, essentially reversing a 2013 Supreme Court decision.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The presidential candidate said she would back legislation requiring states with a history of restricting abortion rights to receive clearance from the Justice Department to change abortion laws.
By Juana Summers, Associated Press
Voting and civil rights groups applauded the decision but said the episode demonstrates the need to restore Voting Rights Act protections that were tossed out by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.
By Brinley Hineman, Associated Press
By Ashley Thomas, Associated Press
Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
New voter ID requirements, early voting schedules and voter registration rules in more than a dozen states are creating uncertainty that could dampen turnout.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The reduction is likely to diminish the Justice Department's ability to detect voter intimidation and other potential problems at the polls.
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