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Recent articles by Sam:

GOP Says Michigan Panel To Limit Partisan Gerrymandering Discriminates Against Them

“It’s particularly rich that Republicans are claiming that the commission discriminates on the basis of partisan affiliation," one expert said. → Read More

Texas Made An Example Out Of Crystal Mason — For Trying To Vote

She's appealing a five-year prison sentence and fighting to save her home, all so the state can prop up the myth of "voter fraud." There are serious ques... → Read More

Trump Administration Drops Bid To Put Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

The decision comes days after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the administration from adding the question. → Read More

Supreme Court OKs Excessive Partisan Gerrymandering

The ruling opens the door for lawmakers to draw districts that greatly benefit their party. → Read More

Florida Lawmakers Aim To Restrict Early Voting Locations Based On Parking Availability

Critics say the measure is clearly aimed at restricting early voting on college campuses, where parking is limited. → Read More

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