Three professors from the University of Florida have been barred from participating as expert witnesses in a voting rights case.
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The University of Florida is barring three scholars from testifying as expert witnesses in a highly political lawsuit. A veteran college administrator looks at what’s at stake.
Voting rights activists protest voter restriction laws being passed in states across the country, in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2021.
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Americans tend to think of diversity in demographic terms, but it has a qualitative element to it that reflects a fundamental battle between segregation and integration.
The aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, during which mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in June 1921.
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Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today.
Activists at a voting rights rally near the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 3, 2021.
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Not all new laws labeled “voter suppression laws” are, in fact, voter suppression laws. An election law expert takes a closer look.
The Supreme Court waited until the final day of its 2020-2021 term, July 1, 2021, to issue two controversial decisions, including one that may dramatically limit voting rights in the US.
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The court upheld two Arizona laws that limit when, where and how people can vote.The ruling further guts the Voting Rights Act at a time when many US states are passing more restrictive voting rules.
The Maricopa County Election Department counts ballots in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. Arizona’s election laws are the subject of a pending Supreme Court decision.
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In Brnovich v. DNC, the court will decide whether two Arizona rules unfairly hurt poor, minority and rural voters. The ruling could determine the fate of many states’ restrictive new voting laws.
In 2020, Georgia voters lined up for long waits to cast early ballots.
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With Democratic voters already packed into a small number of districts, reducing voter turnout won’t really lower the chances of Democrats winning – or help Republicans win.
Public protests over Georgia’s voting law likely contributed to many companies’ taking a strong stand.
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The growing rift between Republicans and US businesses has widened in recent weeks over efforts to restrict voting across the country.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and fellow Democrats address reporters on H.R. 1 at the Capitol in Washington on March 3, 2021.
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As GOP-run statehouses across the country tighten voting restrictions, a bill in Congress would, its Democratic sponsors say, undo more than 15 years of moves to make voting harder.
One billboard outside Bloomington, Minnesota: A sign warns voters about a recent federal court ruling about absentee ballot deadlines.
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The fight over absentee ballot deadlines in the November 2020 election was bitter and prolonged. Now, an election law scholar looks at how those ballots affected the presidential race.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
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Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
Everyone would benefit if people in prison were required to take part in elections rather than being banned, as is so often the case.
A Georgia voter casts a ballot on Jan. 5.
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Voting in Georgia was easier in January 2021 than in June 2020, but could still get more difficult in the next election.
Poll workers, election observers and poll monitors are all on hand at voting places to ensure the 2020 election proceeds smoothly and safely.
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An army of volunteers is working at the polls and behind the scenes to ensure election 2020 runs smoothly and safely. Here’s whom to turn to if things go wrong.
A Texas limit of one ballot drop-off box per county has been challenged in state and federal courts.
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State constitutions and laws protect voting rights, and state courts may be more receptive to efforts to protect Americans’ right to vote.
American citizens, even homeless ones, still have the right to vote.
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Debt-free property ownership is no longer a requirement for voting rights, but the idea remains that a person must have a residence in a particular community to be allowed to vote.
Voters in Nashville, Tennessee, faced long lines in March 2020.
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The framers of the Constitution never mentioned a right to vote. They didn’t forget. They intentionally left it out.
Not everyone who votes at home gets to do so in complete privacy.
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Voting at home is safe from fraud and disease, but gives up a key advantage of in-person voting at official polling places: a secure, safe environment where everyone can cast their ballot secretly.
Voting is important. Make sure you know how to do it!
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Double-check that you’re registered, find out where and when you can vote, make a plan and tell your friends. Set a reminder on your calendar, and make sure you actually vote.
Georgia voters brought folding chairs, books, laptop computers and plenty of patience to the polls on June.
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Voters across the nation should prepare for similar circumstances in their communities – but there is still time for them to demand better from their officials.