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Past articles by Sam:

Democrats Are Already Bringing A Wave Of Voting Rights Lawsuits

In the past week alone, Democratic groups have filed three challenges to voting restrictions in different places. → Read More

Florida Can’t Block Former Felons From Voting If They Owe Money And Can't Pay: Judge

Critics say Florida effectively approved a poll tax on voters. → Read More

Black Americans Are More Doubtful About Participating In The Census, Survey Finds

The research underscores the challenges the Census Bureau faces in getting certain demographic groups to respond to the decennial survey. → Read More

Judge Blocks Tennessee From Imposing New Restrictions On Voter Registration Drives

The law subjects people who engage in voter registration to potential fines and even criminal penalty. → Read More

Ohio Set To Remove More Than 200,000 People From Its Voter Rolls

Voting rights groups want the state to pause the removals, noting that thousands of eligible voters are at risk of having their voter registrations cance... → Read More

Indiana Can't Kick Voters Off Rolls Without Warning, Appeals Court Says

“The only way to know whether voters want to cancel their registration is to ask them," 7th Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote. → Read More

Obama Announces New Push In Fight Against Gerrymandering

A new program will train people in the basics of redistricting and why it matters to their everyday lives. → Read More

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