Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy
Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.
Olivia WoodJuly 22, 2021
Legislators Ramp Up Their War on Voting Rights
Republicans in Georgia have passed a sweeping set of discriminatory voting restrictions. The working class must fight for the right to vote — the most basic right of capitalist democracy — making sure everyone has access to the ballot.
Otto ForsMarch 30, 2021
Did Republican Felon Disenfranchisement Deliver Florida for Trump?
In 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to over 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. Because of a Republican-backed bill passed in 2019, however, very few of these people were actually able to vote in the 2020 election. With a close race in Florida, did this tip the scales in Trump's favor?
Zed SimonNovember 5, 2020
Southern Voter Suppression 2020
As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.
John LewisNovember 3, 2020
Robocalls Spread Voting Misinformation in Flint, Michigan
Voters in Flint, Michigan, received robocalls today telling them they could vote on Wednesday “due to long lines” at polling stations. These measures are aimed at spreading misinformation and keeping them from the polls.
Maria AurelioNovember 3, 2020
It’s Time to Abolish the Racist, Voter-Suppressing Electoral College
The right to vote may not be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, but voter suppression is.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 3, 2020
Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote
It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.
K.S. MehtaNovember 3, 2020
Inaccessible Polls: Disabled People Also Struggle With Voter Suppression
"Places, the system, and our “democracy” are not built with disabled bodies in mind." Disabled people struggle with inaccessible polling stations across the country.
Lacey TompkinsNovember 2, 2020