As the nation barrels toward Iowa and New Hampshire, let’s take a brief look at the development of primary elections and access to the ballot box.
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In this commentary, Rick Valelly of Swarthmore College says the history of voting rights reminds us that democracy is a work in progress that requires hard thinking and effort from all of us.
In this commentary, Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School explains how the struggle over voting rights has changed since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Texas state voter ID law needs to be reconsidered as violating part of the historic Voting Rights Act, on the eve of the act’s 50th anniversary.
In this commentary, Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center argues that the Voting Rights Act’s multiple congressional reauthorizations are evidence of its power and importance.