Legal Rulings Could Force Texas Back Into Federal OversightA run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.
Alabama City Re-Enacts March That Sparked "Bloody Sunday"Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement. Sunday marked the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
GOP Lawmakers Across The U.S. Push For Voting RestrictionsAs President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Republican-led states are pushing to make it harder to register or to vote.
Trump's Voter Fraud Expert Registered In Texas, 2 Other StatesA man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned.
US Justice Department To Dispatch Fewer Election Observers Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer election observers Nov. 8 as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
New Laws And Rulings Could Cause Election Day ConfusionWith more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation's voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day.
Judge Approves Deal Softening Texas Voter ID LawA federal judge on Wednesday approved a softer version of the Texas voter ID law that courts have previously said discriminated against minorities and the poor. The new version will be in effect for November's election.
Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law 'Discriminatory' What Now?An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November.
Court Upholds Total Population Count In Electoral DistrictsIn a decision based on a Texas case, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.
Appeals Court To Re-Hear Texas Voter ID Case On May 24A federal appeals court in New Orleans has set a May 24 date for its re-hearing of a Texas voter ID law. The 2011 Texas law requires 14.6 million registered voters to show picture identification at the polls.
Supreme Court Justices Weigh Meaning Of 'One Person, One Vote'The Supreme Court is treading gingerly on a question of immense importance to the nation's growing Hispanic population: whether states must count all residents, or only eligible voters, in drawing electoral districts.
Meaning Of 'One Person, One Vote' At Stake At Supreme CourtTexas was the big winner in the 2010 census when it picked up four congressional seats, due mainly to growth in its Hispanic population. A Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday threatens to diminish Latinos' clout and benefit white, rural voters.