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DIG INTO COLORLINES' INVESTIGATIONS CHANNEL FOR IN-DEPTH REPORTING ON THE 2012 ASSAULT ON VOTING RIGHTS.

South Carolina's Voting Walking Dead Story Proven Fluke

South Carolina’s Voting Walking Dead Story Proven Fluke

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 2:25PM

South Carolina lawmakers claimed zombies have been voting. An investigation by the state’s law enforcement division proved this wrong.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

NC Redistricting Decision Another Setback for Voting Rights

NC Redistricting Decision Another Setback for Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 10 2013, 3:32PM

A redistricting plan for North Carolina that civil rights activists call racially gerrymandered is upheld by three-judge panel.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

Is a Constitutional Right to Vote Attainable?

by Brentin Mock on July 5 2013, 9:02AM

If we really want our voting rights protected, say advocates, we need the right enshrined into the Constitution

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

State Attorney Generals Vow Immediate Voter ID Implementation

State Attorney Generals Vow Immediate Voter ID Implementation

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 4:39PM

States that had holding back on voter ID laws are now moving forward full throttle after the Shelby decision.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Justice Ginsburg Quotes King and Shakespeare in Shelby Dissent

Justice Ginsburg Quotes King and Shakespeare in Shelby Dissent

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 3:50PM

Justice Ginsburg rips apart the majority’s opinion which hollowed the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

OK, Congress, Time to Get Your (Voting Rights) Act Together

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 11:30AM

Congress now must go back to the drawing board on the Voting Rights Act. Can it?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 10:30AM

The Supreme Court says this is the end of Section Five of the Voting Rights Act. Now what?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Two Ways Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

Two Ways Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

by Brentin Mock on June 18 2013, 1:01PM

Justice Scalia and Senators Cruz and Vitter are creating paths for Arizona to revive the proof of citizenship requirement.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

by Brentin Mock on June 17 2013, 10:35AM

Proof of citizenship law in Arizona, which burdened Latino and Native American voters, has been struck by high court.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

At 'Shelby v. Holder' Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

At ‘Shelby v. Holder’ Hearing, Debate Over Southern Racism and Congressional Power

by Brentin Mock on February 28 2013, 11:30AM

Yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing about Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act revealed a lot about how some of us deal with race in America. Here, five major takeaways straight from the courthouse.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

North Carolina: A Case for the Voting Rights Act's Modern Relevance

North Carolina: A Case for the Voting Rights Act’s Modern Relevance

by Brentin Mock on February 27 2013, 8:59AM

As the Supreme Court weighs whether the feds should maintain oversight in Southern election law, North Carolina proves why the answer is obviously yes.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

What Is Alabama's Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

What Is Alabama’s Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Virginia Legislators Approve Voter ID Law, May Kill Chances for Federal Bailout

by Brentin Mock on February 22 2013, 1:42PM

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History Photo

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2013, 9:36AM

Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then—and now.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Voting Rights Act

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections ‘Fair’

by Brentin Mock on February 5 2013, 5:19PM

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

Voter Registration Has an Ugly History, and Some Want to Revive It

by Brentin Mock on February 4 2013, 9:29AM

Right wing machinations around voting haven’t stopped just because the election’s over. Now up: rebuilding the walls around registration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Virginia Republicans' Bizarre Notion of 'Fair' Voting

Virginia Republicans’ Bizarre Notion of ‘Fair’ Voting

by Brentin Mock on January 30 2013, 9:07AM

If the state GOP’s effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

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.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Joins the GOP Retreat on Voting Rights

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Joins the GOP Retreat on Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on January 18 2013, 2:16PM

What a difference a hellish election can make. The governor who helped create Florida’s notoriously long voting lines now supports expanded early voting.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

Why Were There Long Voting Lines in 2012? Virginia Holds Answers

by Brentin Mock on January 15 2013, 9:42AM

A congressional hearing seeks to find out what caused so much turmoil on Election Day.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics