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Past articles by Sam:

Giving Prisoners The Right To Vote Isn't A Fringe Idea. It's Already Happening.

The idea is dividing Democrats. But in states where it's already a reality, it doesn't seem particularly controversial. → Read More

Dozens Of Civil Rights Groups Ask Presidential Candidates To Support Letting People In Prison Vote

Bernie Sanders is the only 2020 candidate so far to say unequivocally that incarcerated people should be able to vote. → Read More

2020 Democrats Agree On Expanding Voting Rights, But Not Necessarily To Prisoners

Sen. Bernie Sanders has called for those behind bars to vote. Other presidential candidates are more tepid. → Read More

Supreme Court Appears To Lean Toward Allowing Citizenship Question On The Census

The case will have significant consequences for the next decade and beyond. → Read More

Supreme Court To Decide If Trump Can Add Citizenship Question To Census

Advocates warn that the question will reduce responses to the decennial survey, with serious consequences for the nation. → Read More

The Texas AG Says Voter Fraud Is A Big Problem. His Cases Suggest Otherwise.

A closer look at election fraud cases Attorney General Ken Paxton resolved in 2018 suggests many of them were minor. → Read More

Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Fines And Criminal Penalties For Voter Registration Drives

Activists say the measure would chill efforts to register people in a state that already has significant problems with voter registration and turnout. → Read More

She Was Helping People Get IDs. She Wound Up Getting Kicked Out Of The DMV.

A county clerk accused an organizer of soliciting in a government building. The organizer said she was passing out flyers to people interested in getting... → Read More

Trump Says The Census Is Pointless Without A Citizenship Question. That's A Lie.

The data gathered in the decennial census has a wide variety of essential uses that have nothing to do with citizenship. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Won't Say If She Supports Incarcerated Felon Voting Rights

Several candidates said voting rights should be restored to people released from prison. None said they support the right of felons to vote while incarcerated. → Read More

House Democrats Expand Voter Suppression Probe To Include Texas And Kansas

The committee wants to know more about a controversial effort to review the voter rolls in Texas and a decision to move a polling place in Kansas. → Read More

Feds Are Probing 'Election Irregularities' In North Carolina Congressional Race

The North Carolina Board of Elections ordered a new election last month, saying a GOP win was tainted by fraud. → Read More

Thousands Of Ex-Felons Just Got The Right To Vote Back In Louisiana. There Are Still Big Obstacles.

“It’s just exhausting. The thing is it just reminded me of how difficult it is to just manage life with a conviction. Everything requires an extra step, ... → Read More

Democrats Introduce Plan To Bring Power Back To The Voting Rights Act

Democrats released a new formula for determining which jurisdictions need to have their voting changes cleared by the federal government. → Read More

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Challenging Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

A federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration from adding the question earlier this year. → Read More

ACLU Sues New Hampshire Over New Voting Law, Saying It's A 'Poll Tax'

A new state law would require anyone who wants to vote in the state to also register their car there -- if they have one -- and get a New Hampshire drive... → Read More

Texas Secretary Of State Refuses To Admit Mistakes In Probe Of Suspected Noncitizens

David Whitley sidestepped questions about why his office sent out a press release on supposed noncitizen voters without having done a thorough investigat... → Read More

Rep. Elijah Cummings Says His Mother's Dying Words Were To Protect The Right To Vote

“On my mother’s dying bed, 92 years old, former sharecropper, her last words were, ‘Do not let them take our votes away from us,’” the representative said. → Read More

Stacey Abrams: 'Together, We Are Coming For America, For A Better America'

The former Georgia gubernatorial candidate called for unity and social justice in the Democratic response to the State of the Union address. → Read More

Democrats Have Had It With Allegations Of Voter Fraud

After taking control of the U.S. House, Democrats are trying to compile evidence that shows voter suppression is a much larger problem than voter fraud. → Read More