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‘Pure insanity’: How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to help overturn the election

New documents and emails reveal how far the president and his supporters were willing to go to try to keep Donald Trump in office in a frenzied three-week stretch that tested Justice Department leaders.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Garland announces expansion of Justice Department’s voting rights unit, vowing to scrutinize GOP-backed voting restrictions and ballot reviews

The attorney general’s announcement comes as the Biden administration faces growing pressure from civil rights groups and state Democrats to more forcefully challenge GOP efforts pass new voting limits.
  • Jun 11, 2021

Sen. Manchin steadfast in opposition to voting rights bill after meeting with civil rights leaders

Advocates are left with few clear options, as Democrats around the country voiced their frustration with inaction in Washington to override Republican-passed laws.
  • Jun 8, 2021
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A brief history of Black rebellion

The fight over voting rights in the United States. How one historian is thinking about the George Floyd protests a year later. And, what the HIPAA federal privacy law says about vaccination records.
  • Jun 2, 2021

After defeating restrictive voting bill, Texas Democrats send loud message: ‘We need Congress to do their part’

The coordinated walkout jolted the national debate about voting rights, putting the spotlight on Democratic-backed federal voting rights legislation that has been stalled in the Senate.
  • May 31, 2021

Texas Democrats block restrictive voting bill by walking off the floor to deny GOP-majority House a quorum

The surprise move came after impassioned late-night debate and procedural objections about the measure, which would have made it harder to vote by mail, empowered partisan poll watchers and made it easier to overturn election results.
  • May 31, 2021

Texas Republicans finalize bill that would enact stiff new voting restrictions and make it easier to overturn election results

The expansive measure, likely to pass this weekend, would make it harder to vote by mail, ban drop boxes and empower partisan poll watchers.
  • May 29, 2021

Michigan’s top election official and Dominion warn counties about the risks of vote audits by outside groups

The cautions, detailed in separate letters this month, come amid a growing campaign by former president Donald Trump and his supporters to pressure officials to review the 2020 results.
  • May 25, 2021

In echo of Arizona, Georgia state judge orders Fulton County to allow local voters to inspect mailed ballots cast last fall

The decision came in a lawsuit filed by a group of voters who allege the county accepted thousands of counterfeit ballots, a claim disputed by state and county officials.
  • May 21, 2021