Challenging Voter Suppression
The right to vote has been one of the most challenged individual rights in the history of this country. Unfortunately, illegal and cynical attempts to suppress the vote and manipulate voters persist to this day. Among the strategies used are voter intimidation and voter challenges.
In recent years, Election Day challenges to voter eligibility have resulted in a number of controversies in polling places across the country. The fact that areas with large minority populations have been consistently targeted for aggressive challenges indicates that unlawful voter suppression tactics are a continuing concern in our country.
Project Vote’s legal team responds to reports of voter intimidation, and works to enact policies that both protect voters and reinstate confidence in the integrity of our electoral system.
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Today, the Voter Empowerment Act (VEA) was introduced in the House of Representatives. Estelle Rogers, legislative director for Project Vote, issued the following statement in support of this important legislation. Read more
A new article published in the American Political Science Review raises disturbing questions about the discrimination faced by minorities throughout... Read more
Voter turnout is key in many races around the country, and so voter suppression tactics tend to crop up right before an election… Read more
Here’s a Halloween scare for you: what if they held an election, and no one came? Read more
On June 24, 2014, Project Vote submitted a letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley, and members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding the Voting Rights Amendment Act. Read more
Eric Cantor's loss in the Virginia Republican primary on Tuesday night is terrible news for voting rights. Read more
Today, Project Vote sent a letter to Ohio Governor John Kasich, calling on him to veto SB 205 and SB... Read more
Project Vote Applauds Introduction of Bi-Partisan Bill to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act
Today, Congressmen James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and John Conyers (D-MI), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced a bipartisan update to the Voting Rights Act. Read more
There may be a correlation between high minority voter turnout and the passage of restrictive voting laws, according to a... Read more
Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed one of the nation’s most sweeping voter suppression laws. Read more