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These are the most recent headlines on primary voting problems, the fight over vote by mail, and new legislation.
The latest lawsuits, cybersecurity issues, and vote by mail.
In a crowded Democratic field to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the longtime state senator is betting on his decades of experience as a consensus builder. It was West’s idea to bus voters straight from church to the polls — an effort that shot up turnout in African American and Hispanic communities.
For the Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of the congregation-based organizing network Faith in Action, wearing a clerical collar is about more than appearances. It prepares him for the task of making social change.
Marissa Pittman wants to demystify politics for young women of color. She started an organization in Memphis called Pumps and Politics 901 to encourage young women of color to run for office and get involved in every level of the political process.
For the past couple of decades, the question, “Do the Democrats have a religion problem?” has seemed to answer itself. Of course, they do!
Electing a governor in Mississippi requires more than just a majority vote. That election law came about during a time of racist and anti-democratic voting laws meant to entrench ruling parties.
Products won exemptions from the U.S. Trade Representative for “health, safety, national security, and other factors,” but the criteria remain unclear.
In the black church, we fall along a wide spectrum of conservative and liberal social values. Our intersections related to race and gender are complex and nuanced.
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris presents herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an “inflection point” and facing a critical question.
Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith’s victory was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday’s contest, which brought Mississippi’s long history of racial politics into sharp relief.
Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads “too chicken to debate.” These are the scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.
In the final days in one of the nation’s hottest governor’s races, Oprah Winfrey and President Donald Trump, as well as former Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter and Vice President Mike Pence, are trying to put their imprint on the Georgia election.
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race.
In an era defined by deep political partisanship, there’s perhaps no state where the divide runs deeper than Florida, which is in the grip of a fierce culture clash over guns, race, climate change and the president.
In 2018, Generation Z has taken an active role in political activism on issues like gun control, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo.
The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump.
Powerful data-mining tools allow today’s campaigns to connect religious voters with their political viewpoints and to micro-target ads to fit their particular brand of faith.
Civil rights organizations have filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, accusing his office of preventing minority voters from registering ahead of next month’s closely watched race.
Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Two years later, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office in fear and frustration.
Elections must be as transparent and simple as possible. Election officials have an important role to play in protecting election integrity.
You’ve probably seen a fair amount of “horse race” coverage focusing on competition between rival candidates while downplaying policies and platforms. But if you know how to read these stories, it helps you understand what’s at stake for you and can even inform your own political participation.
Motivated in part by President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about women and the numerous claims that he committed sexual assault, American women are running for state and national office in historic numbers.
Black rural voters living in red states are staunchly Democratic even as they’re surrounded by white voters who are almost all Republicans. And they’re often overlooked by big-name candidates from both parties.