A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
By Kamala Kelkar
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 Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
The reduction is likely to diminish the Justice Department's ability to detect voter intimidation and other potential problems at the polls.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A federal appeals court, comprised of three Democratic appointees, ruled Friday that recent changes to North Carolina’s voting law by the state's Republican-controlled government violated the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
By Courtney Norris
By Jonathan Drew, Associated Press
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Republican lawmakers relied too heavily on race when they redrew North Carolina's congressional districts to give the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state.
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani…
By Katelyn Polantz and Colleen Shalby
Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been one of the most prominent pieces of civil rights legislation. Its aim: to ensure that people in areas with a history of racial discrimination receive fair treatment when they vote. The Supreme…
By Kristen Doerer
On Tuesday, August 5, the day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a U.S. appeals court struck down a Texas voter ID law, finding it discriminatory and in direct violation of the landmark civil rights legislation.
By Associated Press
President Barack Obama says voter ID laws can be a barrier to voting, and the government needs a revitalized Voting Rights Act to police ballot box discrimination.
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