Disenfranchisement: An American Tradition

By Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Dissent Magazine. -

During the 2020 election, liberal pundits and politicians repeatedly warned that democracy was “on the line,” “at stake,” “in peril,” and facing “an existential threat.” There was occasion for [...]

Post-Election Protests In US Cities Met With Mass Arrests

By Jacob Crosse, WSWS. -

Protests demanding that every outstanding vote in the presidential election be counted have sprung up in major US cities, including New York City, Portland, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and [...]

Protesters Demand Elections Remain Untampered Across United States

By Jenn Schreiter, Unicorn Riot. -

“Don’t let Trump steal the election!” warned graphics shared on social media inviting protesters to a National Day of Protest for a People’s Mandate in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mandate sought [...]

The US Inability To Count Votes Is A National Disgrace

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

The richest and most powerful country on earth — whether due to ineptitude, choice or some combination of both — has no ability to perform the simple task of counting votes in a minimally [...]

Deception 2020: Every Vote Counts (Many Restrictions Apply)

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

In this seventh installment of the Deception 2020 Series, we dig into literal and figurative levers of electoral power. How legit are our elections? And if they aren't, what are we even saying [...]

New law Surfaces South’s Racist Beginnings Of Felon Voter Disenfranchisement

By Iliana Hagenah, Scalawag Magazine. -

Tennessee - In June, large crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters occupied the plaza in front of Tennessee's State Capitol, where inside, a 44-inch bust of the first Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard, [...]

How Trump Can Steal The 2020 Election

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The election was stolen from Clinton four years ago and the even weaker 2020 candidate can expect the same fate. Republicans win the presidency when they steal votes. Democrats need a huge [...]

COVID-19 And The Crisis Of Racial Capitalism

By K. Sabeel Rahman, Demos.org. -

The escalating COVID-19 pandemic impacts all of us, but for Black and brown people in particular, the combined health and economic devastation is truly terrifying. Communities of color have [...]

What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During A Pandemic

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

As footage of Wisconsin's crowded polling stations flooded the internet Tuesday, public health officials and civil rights advocates condemned the state's Supreme Court and Republican legislative [...]

Oregon Is First State To Adopt Automatic Voter Registration

By Sheila V Kumar, www.AP.com -

Seventeen years after Oregon decided to become the first state to hold all elections with mail-in ballots, it took another pioneering step on Monday to broaden participation by automatically [...]

Computerized Voting, Unseen Threat To Democracy

By Victoria Collier, www.truth-out.org -

Our article in Truthout last week, Top Ten Epic Reasons Why You Should Give a Sh*t About Voting, elicited quite a few comments from readers voicing concern that ballots may not be correctly or [...]

New Election Scandal Cuts Millions of Voters from the Rolls

By Redacted Tonight, www.facebook.com/redactedtonight -

Just when it seemed like our voting system couldn’t be any more corrupt, it rises to the challenge. Millions of Americans are unable to vote in these Midterm Elections because they’re being [...]

How The Supreme Court Made A Mess Of Our Voting System

By Michael Waldman, www.brennancenter.org -

In 2011, my organization, the Brennan Center for Justice, calculated that the first wave of these new laws, if implemented, could have made it far harder for five million citizens to vote. At [...]

Top Civil Rights Lawyers: Discriminatory Jim Crow Voting Laws Abound

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

A year after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority gutted the crown jewel of the civil rights movement, the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA), the nation’s foremost voting rights attorneys say [...]