Emboldened by a right-wing shift on the Supreme Court, fueled by conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, and against the backdrop of changing demographics that threaten to upend the country’s power dynamics, 26 states have made access to voting and political representation less equal in the past two years for people of color, younger voters and people with disabilities. A 50-states-and-D.C. investigation into who gets a say in our democracy and who is being shut out.
- From the editor: How we documented inequity in voting.
A headlong rush by states to attack voting access — or expand it
Nearly half of the country lives in states restricting access. A similar share is in states expanding it. Democracy hangs in the balance, experts warn.
Court victories deliver cautious hope for voters with disabilities
Voters in jail face ‘de facto disenfranchisement’
‘Chaos and confusion’: The campaign to stamp out ballot drop boxes
It’s already too late for thousands of would-be voters: Why that matters
Thousands of votes won’t count this year over minor absentee ballot errors
Cities want noncitizens to vote on local matters. GOP sees a target
How a Jim Crow-era strategy blocked 4.6 million people from voting in 2022
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