Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested on Thursday, according to his office, during a voting rights rally in Washington D.C.
Eight separate federal lawsuits, including one by the Justice Department, say parts of Georgia's new 98-page voting law violate the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against nonwhite voters and making unnecessary changes.
Voting rights groups continue to push back against the state's sweeping new election law. The measure signed by Gov. Brian Kemp passed without Democratic support, catapulting Georgia smack into the center of a brewing nationwide battle over how Americans vote. In this episode, we'll hear how the law changes the state's election system, and as calls grow louder for companies to boycott Georgia, how the controversy could affect the economy.
As some film celebrities, including Star Wars' Mark Hamill, call for a boycott of Georgia's film industry in response to the newly passed elections law, some industry workers say the effort is misdirected.
A pair of federal lawsuits allege that absentee ID, restrictions on drop boxes, a four-week runoff and other parts of Georgia's new 98-page voting law violate the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
Georgia has a new slate of voting laws after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a 98-page bill Thursday. From absentee restrictions to more flexibility with voting equipment, here's a look at all the changes.
The Hancock County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to ask Rep. Barry Fleming (R-Harlem) to resign as county attorney after pressure from citizens opposed to his work on proposed voting law changes.
Tuesday on Political Rewind, our focus is the ongoing debate over voting rights. The Georgia House yesterday passed a package of bills that critics say will likely reduce turnout in future elections. Meanwhile in Washington, the U.S. House may vote today on a sweeping measure designed to defend against state efforts to suppress voting, end gerrymandering and more.
Over objections from Democrats, Georgia House Republicans passed a sweeping elections bill that would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties.
The New Georgia Project has registered nearly half a million voters since 2014. Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams founded the organization, and is credited with helping turn Georgia blue for the first time since 1992.
Deep in southwest Georgia, a local school board has been torn apart over racial gerrymandering. On Georgia Today, New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey discusses how the long shadow of voter suppression manifested in a voting map, and why electoral outcomes often come down to the lines we draw on paper.
Facebook critics are banding together to monitor misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression on the social network because, they argue, it has fallen short.
Today on Political Rewind, we looked at the integrity of the voting process. While there have been a handful of controversies in the past, particularly when the popular vote and the Electoral College are at odds, modern distrust in our elections is fueled by concerns of voter suppression, outside influences and, most recently, the reliability of absentee voting. What does it mean when the credibility of our election is in question – before it even takes place?
In the upcoming documentary All In: The Fight For Democracy, the voting rights advocate traces the growing challenges many Americans face when trying to cast a ballot.
A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."