Virginia's stark political contradictions, reflecting centuries of racism and a new liberal majority, were on display when a blackface image was found recently on the governor's old yearbook page.
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve.
Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
A pilot requiring some voters to show ID in May's local elections could be the next blow for the Windrush generation.
If only expensive documents such as passports are acceptable forms of identification at polling stations, many people may be denied their democratic rights. Free voter cards are essential.
With a year before Election Day 2018, election integrity depends on ensuring fairness and access for American voters. Foreign tampering is a real but less serious concern.
They've been deeply affected by austerity, so it's more important than ever for people with learning disabilities to have their say on June 8.
The sad truth is that neither Trump's racist populism, or Clinton's maintenance of the status quo, will do much to help the real and biting difficulties many Americans are facing.