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by Brentin Mock on May 9 2013, 1:55PM
Census finally released a report on how people voted by racial categories. Here’s what you need to know.
by Aura Bogado on January 28 2013, 9:39AM
Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.
by Julianne Hing on January 18 2013, 4:51PM
New exit poll numbers show just how much Asian Americans supported Obama, and also how diverse the community is
by Brentin Mock on December 20 2012, 10:50AM
Elections administrators gathered for “The State of the Right to Vote After the 2012 Election” hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.
by Brentin Mock on December 14 2012, 10:12AM
Obama’s recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.
by Aura Bogado on December 10 2012, 9:44AM
The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.
by Brentin Mock on November 27 2012, 10:25AM
An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.
by Brentin Mock on November 16 2012, 7:33AM
From early voting to poll watching, felony disenfranchisement to redistricting, 10 lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.
by Brentin Mock on November 14 2012, 9:54AM
The Voting Rights Act is, in some ways, living on borrowed time.
Democratic and Republican leaders want to return to their 2010 blueprint. But immigration reformers say first, stop the deportations.
by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM
It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.
by Nia King on November 12 2012, 10:12AM
Colorlines readers discuss voter suppression in Florida, and their hopes for the next four years.
Topics: 2012 Election
Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.
by Julianne Hing on November 9 2012, 2:45PM
Those uncounted ballots may hold the answer for heated state and local races, including the fate of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM
Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.
And the ugly, bruising battles they launched around immigration, health reform and reproductive rights are certain to continue.
by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM
A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.