Elections


Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy answers a question during a debate held in Bristol, Va., on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Democrats Debate: How Do You Fix the Economy in Southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL-Historically, Southwest Virginia and Southside have had the two highest poverty rates in the Commonwealth. How do you fix that?

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became a Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

A sign on the back of a truck in the caravan that reads "Do your part, stop the spread and do 2020 Census." Outside the 3rd and Spruce Recreation Center in Reading Friday afternoon September 25, 2020 where the City of Reading held an event to encourage people to fill out the census. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
The United States Will Go Through Redistricting In 2021. What Is That?

The details on how we get sorted into new congressional districts every ten years.

Black Americans celebrating Biden's win
Black Americans Delivered the Democratic Majority. Black Leaders Are Demanding Action From Biden’s Administration.

Biden arguably owes his presidential success to Black Americans. Now, Black leaders expect the president to keep his promise of prioritizing their concerns.

Joe Biden sworn in as president
She Was in the 6th Grade the Last Time She Watched an Inauguration. Here’s Why She Tuned in for Biden’s.

“I wanted to watch today to see our country being taken over by someone who actually believes in truth and kindness, and who is here to take care of us."