People concerned with voting rights gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
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Voting rights are the subject of intense conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Does the degree of political outrage match the threat to voting rights?
Australia’s compulsory voting laws undermine the arguments for requiring voters to produce identification.
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The Morrison government has recently proposed the requirement for registered voters to show ID prior to casting their vote at the polling booth on election day. potentially further disenfranchise vulnerable people of society who don’t have access to the ID documents required, particularly First Nations people
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.
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.
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.
Are these trusting Americans? People line up at an early voting location near Lincoln Center on Oct. 26, 2020, in New York.
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Democracy only works well when citizens participate in the democratic process and participate equally. But in the United States, lack of trust is eroding democracy’s promise.
A poll worker places vote-by-mail ballots into a ballot box set up at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on Oct. 14, 2020 in Doral, Fla.
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Lawsuits are being argued in courthouses across the country over the conduct of the election. That could lead to the public losing confidence in the election’s legitimacy.
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.
President Trump during the Sept. 29, 2020 debate with Joe Biden.
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The 2020 presidential election will be the first in nearly 40 years conducted without protections from a court order that forbid the GOP from using voter intimidation at the polls.
The Voting Rights Act was intended to prevent voter suppression in states with histories of discrimination. But states are finding other ways to make it difficult for people of colour to vote.
International observers from Canada, India and Jamaica tour the Utah County election facilities on Nov. 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah.
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Many US states forbid foreign observers to monitor their elections, but as the 2020 presidential election nears, a poll finds broad public support for international election observers.
Democrats filed suit against Republicans in 1981 for allegedly sending armed patrols to polling stations during the New Jersey gubernatorial race.
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Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after ‘ballot security’ operations helped steer New Jersey’s 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
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.
Californians wait in line to vote on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
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The modern poll tax isn’t paid in money, but in time – how long it takes a person to get to a polling place, and, once there, how long it takes for them to actually cast their ballot.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, signed the measure state lawmakers approved.
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This state law is leaving up to a million people unable to participate in elections who might have gotten relief through an amendment voters approved. Critics call it a modern-day poll tax.
Florida enfranchisement leader Desmond Meade registered to vote in January 2019.
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Legislation requiring that all criminal debt associated with a citizen’s conviction be repaid would leave thousands of people unable to cast ballots.
An election official checks a voter’s photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas.
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States may have passed these laws with the aim of reducing turnout. But new evidence suggests that they have a minimal or nonexistent effect.
Stacey Abrams is the first African-American woman to deliver a State of the Union response in the 53-year history of this tradition.
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The South is changing, with more Asian and Latino immigrants moving in and diversifying a region that was once black and white. Stacey Abrams knows that Democrats can win these rural voters.
In this December 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, while Paul Ryan looks on, during a ceremony at the White House after the final passage of tax overhaul legislation.
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Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.