- Mar 3, 2017
CLC’s case, Whitford v. Gill, is on the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and we hope that we can once and for all curb the practice of partisan gerrymandering. Before then, we’d like to debunk a number of myths about partisan gerrymandering with a dose of reality.
- Mar 3, 2017
The Supreme Court’s decision, joined by six Justices, is a home run for voters. Virginia tried to make it harder for voters to bring racial gerrymandering claims, by allowing a state’s after-the-fact rationalizations to excuse blatant racial targeting. The Court refused to let that happen.
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Sessions DOJ Abandons Discriminatory Intent Claim in Texas Voter ID CaseFeb 28, 2017
The DOJ notified CLC yesterday that after six years of vigorously challenging Texas’s voter ID law, it was dropping its claim that the law was enacted with the intent to discriminate.
- Feb 23, 2017
Rather than fixing the problem, it appears this administration plans to use evidence of bureaucratic voter registration errors - which has nothing to do with voter fraud - as an excuse to make it harder to register to vote.
- Feb 21, 2017
During the 2016 campaign, Trump described the political system as “broken.” He now has a chance to show whether he has any interest in fixing it. The FEC will be down to five members all serving on expired terms with the announcement that Ann Ravel is leaving her post.
- Feb 14, 2017
The scandal surrounding President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is indicative of why the Constitution bars U.S. officials from accepting anything of value from a foreign government: to prevent even the possibility of influence by foreign powers.
- Feb 10, 2017
An agreement was reached between the state of Georgia and a coalition of civil rights organizations to help ensure that eligible Georgia voters would no longer be denied access to state voting rolls due to clerical errors.
- Feb 8, 2017
Why did a House Committee vote yesterday to eliminate the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) – an agency tasked with evaluating and improving the efficiency and security of federal elections?
How Trump’s Plan to Repeal the Johnson Amendment Could Unleash ‘Super Dark Money’ Into Our ElectionsFeb 3, 2017
Rolling back limitations on political activities by charities and churches could offer billionaire donors a way to not only influence elections anonymously, but also to get a charitable tax deduction for doing so.