North Carolina: More Felony Offenders Can Now Vote

By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press. -

Raleigh, NC — Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don’t include prison time can register to vote and cast ballots, a judicial panel [...]

The Legacy Of White Liberals Exploiting The Black Vote

By Solomon Comissiong, -

On March 3, 2020, former Vice President, Joe Biden, to the euphoric pleasure of Democratic Party elites, was brought back from near political death. After terrible showings in Iowa, New [...]

You Can Be Free To Vote, Even Behind Bars

By Kenyetta Rich, -

Birmingham, Alabama is a landmark city for the American civil rights movement. Even today, it’s ground zero for a vital fight over voting rights. I visited Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham [...]

Court: Florida Can’t Bar Felons From Vote Over Fines, Fees

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Curt Anderson, AP News. -

Tallahassee, FL  — Florida cannot, for now, bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a [...]

The Push To Overturn Felony Disenfranchisement In Southern States

By Benjamin Barber, -

In the last U.S. presidential election in 2016, 6.1 million Americans could not vote because of laws that disenfranchise people with past felony convictions. In all, 32 states permanently [...]

Georgia Groups Move To Block Use Of Unverifiable Voting Machines

By Garland Favorito, Popular Resistance. -

One day after the U.S. District Court of North Georgia banned the current Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting system beginning in 2020, plaintiffs in the case motioned to block a proposed [...]

Voter Purge Rates Remain High, Analysis Finds

By Kevin Morris, -

New data reveal that counties with a history of voter discrimination have continued purging people from the rolls at elevated rates. Using data released by the federal Election Assistance [...]

Return Of The Poll Tax

By Robert P. Alvarez, -

The poll tax Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed into law may cost his state $365 million a year — indefinitely.  DeSantis and the GOP-led Florida legislature recently made quick work of [...]

Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President

By Jon Jeter, -

Sen. Cory Booker’s announcement on February 1 that he is entering the 2020 presidential race brings the number of African-American Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to two, making the [...]

Finally, A Shred Of Good News As Former Felons Register To Vote In Florida

By Samantha Grasso, -

This time next year, as Republicans work overtime to convince their constituents to stick with Donald Trump and Democrats compete in a battle of who can puff the biggest vape cloud on Periscope, [...]

The Man From The North Commentary On The Elections

By Rivera Sun, Essays by Man From the North -

The Vote - the beloved, abused, scorned, corrupted, stolen, hijacked, pointless, profound, hopeful, depressing, hard-won, cherished vote - is not the only way to take action for meaningful [...]

Federal Judge Won’t Block Voter ID Law That Strips Native Americans Of Their Voting Rights

By Alexandra Jacobo, -

A federal judge in North Dakota has denied an emergency motion that sought to seek relief for Native Americans against a state voter ID law that will make it so that “hundreds, perhaps thousands [...]

Election Rigging And The Decline Of American Democracy

By Dan Sisken, -

In the mid 1990s, scholars of politics in the Arab world published a book titled “Democracy without Democrats?” It appeared in the midst of a period of liberalization in some Arab countries that [...]

Voting Matters, But Staying Engaged Matters More

By Jill Richardson, Other Words. -

After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, my Facebook feed filled up with people telling one another to vote in the midterms. “If you don’t like what’s happening in America, vote!” they said. And [...]

A Progressive Platform To Take Back Chicago In 2019

By Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Rossana Rodriguez, -

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek a third term has sent the city’s political and business communities into a speculative frenzy. While Chicago’s financial elite is preoccupied [...]

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