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Protesters demonstrate against Donald Trump in Washington DC in anticipation of the December 19, 2016, meeting of the electoral college. Image via Shutterstock
Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling on ‘Faithless Electors’ Really Does Matter

Writing for the Court, Justice Elena Kagan said a state is permitted to instruct “electors that they have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens.

When some Georgia voters endured a pandemic, pouring rain and massive waits earlier this month to cast their ballot, President Donald Trump and other Republicans blamed local Democrats for presiding over chaos. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Coronavirus Shows the Real and Urgent Need for a Fully Restored Voting Rights Act

The chaos surrounding voting in a pandemic is a manifestation of a landmark Supreme Court case that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.