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New year, old battles, and magical dreams of election reform

New year. Old battles.  1. Congress makes a (symbolic?) effort to reform election laws  The first bill proposed by the new Democratic-controlled Congress is H.R.1 — modestly titled the “For the People Act of 2019” — a sweeping proposal to improve voting...

Four days out: Election and polling places go under the microscope

1. Voter suppression might be decisive in key races in Tuesday’s election Ari Berman breaks down the real possibility of voter disenfranchisement deciding key races for Governor and the control of the U.S. Congress in the New York Times. Jelani Cobb surveys...

The Supreme Court is not coming to the rescue on voting rights

It’s been three bad weeks in a row if you care about protecting the right to vote. In three straight weeks, the Supreme Court has ruled against efforts to defend the vote against efforts to suppress or dilute it across America. This week, the Supreme Court ruled...

The quiet before the storm at the Supreme Court

Within the next few weeks, possibly days, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases that will have a major impact on the fairness of elections and voting. It’s not hyperbole to say that these decisions could shape the nature of American...