In the first general election since Shelby County v. Holder (2013), restrictive voting rules in place in jurisdictions previously covered for preclearance by the Department of Justice might have played a role in the election results.
Once installed, Sessions would be ideally positioned to help transform Trump's central campaign slogan -- "Make America Great Again" -- into its actual intended objective of making the nation "white" again.
There is one central point about the 2016 presidential election that can't be ignored -- voter suppression had an impact.
Voter suppression is the big, somewhat neglected, story of the 2016 election.
The election of 2016 -- House, Senate and presidency -- was at least partially stolen. I am not talking about the Russian manipulation, hackers relea...
Over two million Black people could not vote in last week's week election, according to a recent ...
"All great changes," said Deepak Chopra, "are preceded by chaos." That starts to get at it -- how to understand, and start healing, the national woun...
Well, now you've handed all three branches of government to fanatics and the lunatic fringe. But at least you "feel" good about it.
Ninety-six years after women won the right to vote, the first ever female presidential nominee of a major political party has a solid chance of winning her place in the oval office. I just voted for Hillary Clinton.
She is unflappable, pausing before acting in a way that is the soul of diplomacy. She is far and away the most qualified candidate we've ever had on the ticket.
Our lives and our families matter. This election, we can't stay home, nor can we vote solely for the top of the ticket. We must go to the polls, vote all the way down ballot, including local races. We must vote like our lives depend on it.
Voting is a privilege. It is an unbelievable, empowering privilege to be allowed the right to impact progress. Never before has this right to vote been more imperative.
As a 26-year Army veteran and a former Pentagon official who oversaw the military community and worked closely with the U.S. Department of Veterans Af...
Currently, there are 6.1 million voters who are disenfranchised because of a felony conviction. That number is more than five times greater than in the 1970s and almost twice as great as the number of disenfranchised voters in the late 1990s.
Just two days before the final presidential debate, when Donald Trump shocked the country by refusing to accept the outcome of the vote in advance, he offered a preview of this corrosive rhetoric in our home state.
We have a long, long way to go, but we are moving forward believe it or not.