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Tag Archives: voting
By Robert Samuels During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley’s neighborhood. Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to … Continue reading
By Drew DeSilver Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take up a Texas case that challenges the way nearly every U.S. voting district – from school boards to Congress – is drawn. The case, in essence, asks the … Continue reading
By Ari Berman Freddie Gray’s neighborhood in Baltimore had the highest incarceration rate of anywhere in the city. More than 450 adults from Sandtown-Winchester are in state prison, and one in four juveniles were arrested from 2005 to 2009. These statistics … Continue reading
By The Editorial Board of the NY Times When the Supreme Court struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, its main argument was that the law was outdated. Discrimination against minority voters may have been pervasive … Continue reading
By Ian Millhiser Alabama’s legislative maps, which minimized black voters’ influence by packing these voters into a small number of districts, will get another day in court thanks to a 5-4 decision — Justice Anthony Kennedy crossed over to vote … Continue reading
By Robert George Boisterous ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith provided a valuable service last week when he challenged fellow blacks to think about voting Republican once in a while. But it would sure help if Republicans themselves made a better … Continue reading
By Charles D. Ellison Convoluted and restrictive voter ID measures got you down? Still rubbing the migraine you got from voter-suppression laws? Banging your head against the wall when voter turnout is too low? Worry no more, fam, we’ve got … Continue reading
By Rob Richie and Claire Daviss Since 1991, Nebraska has awarded its electoral votes to presidential candidates by congressional district, one of only two states that do not award all electoral votes to the statewide popular-vote winner. That may change, … Continue reading
John Oliver is dropping some serious knowledge to us all.