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Native American voting advocates say the slow-moving nature of mail on large reservations puts the people who live there at a disadvantage to getting their votes counted.
BOISE — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the most contentious elections ever.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is presenting herself as a judge with deeply held personal and religious beliefs, but one who vows to keep an “open mind” on cases coming to the court.
Voter mobilization in Black church communities will look much different in 2020, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected millions across the U.S. and has taken a disproportionate toll on Black America.
WASHINGTON – The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald Trump’s postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election – a pledge made only after a public outcry.
This summer there aren’t any superhero movies coming out (they’ve all been postponed), but there is one film this season that features real-life heroes. The filmmaking team behind the riveting political doc “Weiner” – Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Eli B. Despres – has made the documentary “The Fight,” which follows a group of crusading ACLU lawyers as they fight to defend some of the bedrock American civil liberties under attack from the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges.
It is intensely comforting to hear U.S. Rep. John Lewis say, “We will redeem the soul of America – we shall overcome.” It’s the note on which director Dawn Porter leaves us at the end of her affectionate documentary portrait of Lewis, “John Lewis: Good Trouble.”
As I watched youthful demonstrators pour into Philadelphia streets to protest police violence and the murder of George Floyd, I couldn’t help recalling the past protests for justice I’d witnessed overseas.
Critics say all-mail voting is more subject to fraud. Fans say the whole country should switch to that system for November elections. They’re probably both wrong.
Felons in Washington will continue to be unable to vote until they finish their community custody after a Democratic attempt failed Wednesday evening to restore those rights when they leave prison.
The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in all or parts of 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process.
Carmen Brown can vote again.
Senate committee considers possible changes to allowing felons to have their voting rights restored sooner.
New York and a few other states that saw some of the biggest Democratic gains in 2018 have passed laws this year to implement early voting, all-mail voting or automatic voter registration
Georgia stops felons from voting using strictest reading of vague law introduced after Civil War.
Tribal members in Washington will have an easier time registering to vote and casting ballots under a law signed Thursday.
Some unique challenges tribal members face in voting could be removed under a bill that received final legislative approval Friday.
Native American Voting Rights Act would remove some barriers to voting on the reservations.
Potentially altering the election landscape in a key swing state, Florida voters Tuesday approved a ballot measure that will enable more than 1 million ex-felons to regain their voting rights.