Federal Judge Knocks Down Florida's Voting Ban For Ex-FelonsA federal judge has ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible.
Democrats Push At Trial To Change Texas Voting Maps For 2018Hammering the point that Texas is looking more Hispanic and less white every year, Democrats on Monday began pushing for new 2018 election maps before a court that already decided Republicans purposefully tried stifling minority voters.
Federal Judges Find Texas Gerrymandered Maps On Racial LinesFederal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office.
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.
New Voter ID Bill Prompts Texas To Ask Court For More TimeTexas wants a long-running voter ID lawsuit put on hold now that Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would comply with a federal court's ruling last year that found the existing law discriminatory.
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.
Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal Over Voter ID LawThe Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Texas in its effort to restore its strict voter identification law.
Amid Talk Of 'Rigged' Election, Experts Say Fraud Is RareDonald Trump has repeatedly warned of a "rigged" election, saying large-scale voter fraud is happening and suggesting it will affect the outcome of the presidential race. There is no evidence that such widespread fraud exists.
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.
Texas Reaches Deal On Weaker Voter ID Rules For NovemberTexas has agreed to weaken its voter ID law as federal courts across the U.S. block states from using Republican-imposed election restrictions in 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.
GOP Blasts Clinton Over Voting RightsDuring a speech in Houston on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that GOP governors are "systematically and deliberately" trying to prevent millions of Americans from voting.