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How an Even More Conservative Supreme Court Could Eviscerate Voting Rights for Black Americans

During her Senate confirmation hearings last week, Judge Amy Coney Barrett would not confirm whether she agrees that the Constitution empowers Congress to protect the vote for all citizens.

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed Pennsylvania to continue accepting mail-in ballots up to three days after Nov. 3, blocking a state GOP push to prevent an extended deadline for mail-in ballots in the state.
SCOTUS Denies PA GOP’s Request to Stop Extended Mail-In Ballot Deadline. But It’s Not All Good News.

The decision was tentatively celebrated by voting rights advocates, but also underscored significant concerns over what the impending confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett could mean for the Court.

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LIVE BLOG: Voters Send Us Stories From Across the Country

This election season, COURIER is asking people across the country to share why they’re going to the polls this year, and to shed light on what those experiences look like.

Voter ID laws mostly serve to disenfranchise voters rather than prevent voter fraud (which is less common than getting struck by lightning).
Voter ID Laws Don’t Stop Fraud, They Stop Voting

Texas, Georgia, and 33 other US states have voter ID laws in place for the 2020 election. They don't stop voter fraud, but they do prevent thousands of registered voters from casting ballots.

From Capitol Hill to the White House, COURIER is breaking down what matters most in this year's election.
Election 2020 Analysis: What Happened, What Didn’t, and What Comes Next?

From the presidency to the Senate and local ballot measures with potential, national impacts, COURIER is unpacking everything you need to know about what mattered most in the 2020 election.

Elections officials across the country agree that voters should have confidence in the integrity of the 2020 election.
Elections Officials Around the Country Confirm: Your 2020 Vote Is Secure

COURIER and its sister sites spoke with officials running the 2020 election from North Carolina to Wisconsin. Here's how they're keeping this year's election safe.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was sued over his service cuts at the USPS. In a settlement, he agreed to undo all service changes nationwide.
DeJoy Caves and Agrees to Reverse All USPS Changes That Slowed Service

Trump donor Louis DeJoy was sued by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock due to delays in mail and potential impacts on mail-in voting. DeJoy agreed to roll back all service changes nationwide.