Stories tagged: "voter suppression"


Voting rights groups in North Carolina denounced new voting law bills authored by the state's Republicans as "Jim Crow 2.0" on Monday in Raleigh. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Voting Rights Groups Denounce GOP Rewrite of NC Voting Laws

After a documented decade of GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression in North Carolina, Republicans are sponsoring a controversial new bill called the “Election Integrity Act.”

Rev. Greg Drumwright (L) leads a chant as counter-protesters confront supporters of US President Donald Trump during a rally to protest results from the 2020 Presidential election in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 14, 2020. Despite the claims of Republicans in North Carolina and in the Trump administration, a four-year investigation found no evidence of widespread fraud in the state.  (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)
The GOP’s Voter Fraud Investigation in North Carolina Was a Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Trump's administration investigated claims of widespread voter fraud in North Carolina, but found nothing of the sort.

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

Nahshon Blount, a low-wage worker in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Fight for $15
How Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Affect North Carolina’s Paltry Minimum Wage

“What happens is your representative or senator doesn’t have any accountability toward you. They know that they can draw lines in such a way where they don’t have to listen to actual voters."

Voters at an east Charlotte precinct say they're looking for change. (Image by Pat Moran)
Ideas Aren’t Enough to Win in NC. Candidates Need to Inspire, Too.

A former candidate for NC Treasurer on why Republicans have done a better job getting voters to follow through in NC elections.

ST PAULS, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Sabrina Jackson waits while her dad Jack Jackson fills out a ballot at the St. Paul's National Guard Armory on Election Day on November 3, 2020 in St. Pauls, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
NC Voter Turnout Was Good. But Here’s Why We Can Do Much Better.

NC reported nearly 75% voter turnout in 2020. But millions of North Carolinians are still not participating in our elections.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.