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The United States of America does not have an explicit right to vote defined in the U.S. Constitution. While the right to vote has been expanding for over 240 years, American citizens lack any universal protection against voting discrimination.Read More
Today the Federal Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court in North Carolina and struck down a bill implementing strict voter ID and repealing many of the state's pro-voter policies, including voter preregistration.Read More
On July 26th, a handful of Georgians went to the polls to vote in runoff primary elections. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference, would eliminate the need for costly, unexciting runoffs since the runoff process is already built into the ballot-counting process. Additionally, because turnout is higher in the primary, we can ensure the voices of more people are heard when choosing the party nominee.Read More