Race and voting after the Voting Rights Act: What you need to know

The Supreme Court says times have changed and a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is no longer valid. Here's what political science teaches us.

Voting Rights Act ruling: Here’s what you need to know

The Supreme Court effectively rendered section 5 of the Voting Rights Act inoperative. Here's what that means.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 25, 2013

The Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona won’t put an end to voting wars

How far can states go if they want to put in place tougher requirements for voter registration?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jun 17, 2013

Study: Unemployed voters could turn out in droves on Tuesday

When times are good, the unemployed don't vote. But the worse things get, the more politically active they become.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 2, 2012
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