Supreme Court Grants Cert in Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

As expected, the Supreme Court did agree to hear the appeal of the Wisconsin case involving partisan gerrymandering (as opposed to racial gerrymandering). If decided correctly, this case could be absolutely crucial to restoring a level playing field, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. House of Representatives. … [Read more...]

Yes, Photo ID Laws Do Suppress Democratic Votes

A new study of last year's election in Wisconsin, which has one of the most absurd photo ID laws in the country, shows that it prevented 200,000 people -- all of them legal, registered voters -- from being able to cast a ballot. Most of them were from Democrats, unsurprisingly. … [Read more...]

Kobach Comes Up Empty on Voter Fraud Prosecutions

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is one of the loudest voices in the country in claiming that voter fraud is a massive problem. He's the one who backed up Trump's ridiculous claim of 3-5 million illegal voters in last year's election. Yet his own investigations find virtually no such cases. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Overturns Racially Gerrymandered Districts in NC

In one of the most highly anticipated cases of the current term, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that two congressional districts in North Carolina were gerrymandered primarily to prevent racial minorities from getting adequate representation and agreed with the lower court that the districts must be redrawn. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Denies Cert in NC Voting Rights Case

The Supreme Court on Monday denied cert in an appeal from the state of North Carolina over a voter ID bill that lower courts ruled had intentionally targeted racial minorities for discrimination to prevent them from voting. That appeals court ruling will stay in place and the law cannot be enforced. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday establishing a federal commission to study voter fraud, which he falsely claims is so rampant that it cost him 3-5 million votes and means he really did win the popular vote in last year's election. … [Read more...]

Texas Nailed Again for Racial Gerrymandering

A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has, for the second time in just a few weeks, ruled that the Republican-dominated Texas legislature intentionally drew congressional districts to dilute the influence of minority voters, engaging in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering. … [Read more...]

Gerrymandering Worse in Michigan Than in Wisconsin

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a crucial case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin, an analysis by a non-partisan group in Michigan finds that the partisan drawing of districts is even worse here in Michigan, using the same standard applied in that court case. … [Read more...]

Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law. Again.

For the second time, a federal judge in Texas has struck down a photo ID law in Texas passed in 2001. The judge had already struck it down once, but the appeals court remanded it back to her and instructed her to reconsider without the weight of historical evidence. She did that and reached the same conclusion. … [Read more...]

The Total Absence of Evidence for ‘Millions’ of Illegal Voters

When asked to justify Trump's ridiculous claim of 3-5 million illegal voters in the November election, his aides have told the media to talk to Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State. ThinkProgress got a look at the evidence he offers for that claim. To call it lame would be to give it far too much credit. … [Read more...]

Former Head of Colorado GOP Indicted for Voter Fraud

It's funny, for all the talk from Republicans about how allegedly rampant voter fraud is, the few actual cases where it's prosecuted usually seem to involve Republicans. The former head of the Colorado Republican Party has been charged with voter fraud for forging his wife's mail-in ballot. … [Read more...]

Could the End of the Gerrymander Be In Sight?

This term the Supreme Court is going to hear a very important case involving partisan gerrymandering that, for the first time, has a real chance of getting the court to intervene in redistricting cases involving partisan, rather than racial, gerrymandering. … [Read more...]