A trial challenging voting district maps in Georgia has concluded, leaving a decision in the hands of a federal judge. A lawyer for the state said in closing arguments Thursday that court intervention on behalf of Black voters isn't needed. Plaintiffs say Black voters are still fighting opposition from white voters and need federal help to get a fair shot.
Sixty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his resounding call for racial harmony that set off decades of push and pull toward progress. On Saturday, as civil rights leaders and their allies mark 60 years since the original March on Washington, they hope to recapture the spark that forever changed America.
The pressure campaign and threats against two Georgia election workers figured prominently in this week's indictment of former President Donald Trump.
A judge has refused to dismiss lawsuits alleging Georgia's congressional and legislative districts illegally discriminate against Black voters. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled Monday that he could only decide disputes over the facts of the cases and the credibility of the witnesses after a full trial.
In the early 1920s, Mamie George Williams helped register 40,000 Black women in Georgia to vote, overcoming Jim Crow laws that sought to deny them the franchise.
People at the epicenter of the fight for voting rights six decades ago are reflecting on the times and their struggles. They're certain their struggles were worth it.
Andrew Young, one of the last surviving members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle, recalls the journey to the signing of the Voting Rights Act as an arduous one, often marked by violence and bloodshed. Now 91, Young says voting rights have always been the vehicle for equality and notes that progress has never happened in a straight line.
Voting rights groups are going to federal court to block part of a law the General Assembly passed two years ago prohibiting volunteers from providing food and water to voters waiting in long lines at the polls.
A new monument is planned to go up this May at the intersection of East Broad and East Henry Street in Savannah to commemorate suffragist and community leader Mamie George Williams.
The eligibility of tens of thousands of Georgia voters is being challenged ahead of the midterm election on Nov. 8, with Cobb County and Chatham County election boards the latest to reject attempts to remove people from the registrar’s rolls.
A third of Olivia Coley-Pearson's neighbors in Coffee County struggle to read at a basic level, and she wants to make sure they have help navigating their ballots. It's an effort that runs counter to other efforts to block help at the voting booth for people who struggle to read — a group that amounts to about 48 million Americans, or more than a fifth of the adult population.
A judge has declined to block a section of a Georgia election law that bans handing out food and water to voters waiting in line. The provision is part of a sweeping elections overhaul passed by Georgia lawmakers last year.
Friday on Political Rewind: After claiming the 2020 election was rigged, Republicans are mobilizing election volunteers and disputing individual voter registrations statewide. Plus, teachers are better-paid this school year, but they face new restrictions on teaching race and gender.
Groups challenging Georgia's 2021 voting law are asking a federal judge to block a ban on giving water and food to voters standing in line. The state is defending the ban, saying that it prevents concerns about illegal campaigning or vote buying, while preserving order around polling places.
The report was commissioned by President Biden in March 2021 as part of an executive order he signed to protect voting rights.