Stories tagged: "voter suppression"


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.

Voters turned out in historic numbers this year, despite a pandemic and lies from President Trump about voting. (Photo by Joel Lerner/Xinhua via Getty)
Voter Suppression Be Damned: Historic Turnout Driven by Voters Demanding Their Voices Be Heard

Despite hurdles, including a pandemic and Republican tactics to making voting harder than it should be, voters showed up for change in 2020.

Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

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.

A Trump-appointed appeals court judge has sided with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to limit absentee ballot drop-off locations across Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
Trump-Appointed Judge Rules to Make It Harder for Voters to Drop Off Ballots in Texas

The appeals court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott's rule that limited each Texas county to one absentee ballot drop-off location. The governor's move was criticized as a voter suppression tactic.

Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski; Graphic by Denzel Boyd/COURIER)
Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting at Miller Park and Fiserv Forum After Republican Threat

A GOP lawsuit and a conservative state Supreme Court could lead to ballots being challenged, thrown out.