Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested on Thursday, according to his office, during a voting rights rally in Washington D.C.
A federal judge denied a request to block part of Georgia's new voting law for upcoming legislative runoff elections, writing it would "change the law in the ninth inning," but reserving judgment for the future.
In an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator, urged his colleagues, “Let’s do our job," telling Republicans that now is the time to have a national debate about voting rights.
President Biden says there needs to be a new push to register and educate voters, and new pressure on the Senate to pass a bill. Vice President Harris will lead his charge for voting rights.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says on Twitter that he will veto funding for the state Legislature after Democratic lawmakers walked out, blocking passage of new voting restrictions.
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.
It's the latest Republican-led effort to alter state voting rules following record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election. Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the measure into law.
Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution of former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, wasn't sure they were going to win. "Accountability just doesn't happen very much," he says.
Both Republican and Democratic elections officials in Colorado routinely praise its election system as a “gold standard” for voting across the country, and its turnout rate of 76.4% was second-best among states in 2020, according to the U.S. Elections Project. That’s significantly higher than Georgia’s turnout rate of 67.7%
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.
A growing number of company executives are speaking out against Georgia's new voting law, which critics say will restrict voting access and disproportionately harm people of color.
After weeks of pressure from protesters, major Georgia businesses including Delta Air Lines are taking a stronger stance against the sweeping voting bill signed by Gov. Brian Kemp that opponents say will make it more difficult to cast a ballot, especially for minority voters.
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.
Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a massive overhaul of election rules passed by the Republican-controlled Georgia legislature that enacts new limitations on mail-in voting, expands most voters' access to in-person early voting and further inflames the state's debate over voting rights.
In the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers are poised to make big changes to voting rules and procedures, though they don't yet agree on how. The latest versions of SB 202 and HB 531 share some similar language, but the combined 140 pages must be pared down before anything goes to the governor.