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
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 Ashley Thomas, Associated Press
Lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
By Kamala Kelkar
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.
By Courtney Norris
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 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…
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