Brittany Gibson, American Prospect

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New York Voters With Disabilities Left Out of the Absentee Voting System

Accustomed to voting at the polls but compelled by COVID-19 to vote absentee, disabled voters had to surmount obstacles that an unprepared state inflicted on them. → Read More

New York City Braces for Election Day

Elections officials and campaigns work to prepare for an unusual voting process, just as the city rebounds from the coronavirus tragedy. → Read More

Pandemic Still With Us, but Hurricanes Also Loom

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Some Tuesday Voters Still Encountered an Obstacle Course

In seven states and D.C., voters went to the polls or mailed in ballots—or tried to. → Read More

Voting Rights Lawsuits Multiply Across the Country

Access to absentee ballots and ensuring a fair count have suddenly become newly important, because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

The Many Varieties of Voter Suppression

America’s decentralized election system fails voters in a common way. → Read More

When It Comes to Coronavirus Deaths, Race Matters

Pre-existing racial disparities in access to healthy environments have made COVID-19 particularly deadly to African Americans. → Read More

What South Carolina’s Absentee Voting System Shows the U.S.

A look at how the state can disenfranchise voters who mail in ballots, which will become more critical as vote-by-mail expands → Read More

Preparing for a Slow Vote Count

Think Iowa took forever? If the coronavirus compels mass voting by mail in November, counting the ballots will take some time. → Read More

A Frustrating, Dangerous Election Day in Wisconsin

Countless voters are disenfranchised as voting is forced to be held in the middle of a pandemic. → Read More

Wisconsin Improbably Still Planning In-Person Voting Next Week

The presidential primary, for now, will go forward on April 7, despite the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Campaigning in a Time of Plague

We’ve got people, but the people are self-isolating. → Read More

Coronavirus Doesn’t Care It’s Election Year

Most states aren’t prepared to switch to a vote-by-mail system as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. → Read More

How Alabama Tries to Suppress the Vote

On primary day, it’s disproportionately black and rural voters who have to surmount hurdles. → Read More

All the Ways Your Vote May Not Be Counted in South Carolina

As voters go to the polls in today’s primary, they will encounter a host of obstacles the state has erected to diminish participation. → Read More

South Carolina Closing Poll Stations Without Notice

The biggest county in the state, Greenville, will close 52 precincts. → Read More

From ‘We, the People’ to the Power of People Magazine

This year’s presidential campaigns demonstrate the steadily increasing integration of political figures into pop culture, and vice-versa. → Read More

Nevada’s Confusing, Ever-Shifting Vote-Counting Process

The use of a ‘tool’ rather than an app has not calmed fears of another bungled caucus night. → Read More

‘The Squad’ Defines Its Place in the Movement

In a talk at Howard University, the four dynamic leaders discuss de-centering the role of leaders. → Read More

Buying Their Way Out of Environmental Regulations

Trump’s EPA lets big-time coal industry donors off the hook for the damage their mercury emissions inflict on children. → Read More