Voting

Wait, You Mean Voting Can Violate the Voting Rights Act?

A school board case in a town divided has national implications.<p>This month's local and state elections brought the usual dismal news about voter turnout: Fewer than 1 in 4 New Yorkers went to the polls. In New Jersey, less than 40 percent did. Virginia had its highest turnout in 20 years and still …

Right To Vote

The very real threat of voter suppression

At the request of Senate Democrats, the Government Accountability Office is investigating President Trump’s voter fraud commission.<p>Despite recent …

Republicans

Alabamians are divided over Moore's alleged misconduct

With less than a month to go before the special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Alabamians are split over …

Kay Ivey

A Heavy Blow to One of America's Most Controversial School Boards

A new lawsuit focuses on a district whose governing board is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews who send their kids to private schools.<p>As is the case in districts across the country, the racial composition of a school board in the New York City suburb of Ramapo doesn’t look anything like that of the …

Education

What Does a Democratic State Senate Majority Mean For Voting Rights in Washington?

State legislators for years have failed to pass a Voting Rights Act. by Bernard ElloukAre fairer elections in non-Seattle Washington on the way? …

Rights & Freedoms

Hillary Clinton on Trump's election: "There are lots of questions about its legitimacy"

A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” …

Politics

Trump administration tech flaw disclosure update is a step forward, cyber experts say

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>VEP UPDATE WINS SOME PRAISE —</b> The Trump administration’s release Wednesday of an updated vulnerability disclosure process may not have won over the staunchest critics of that process, but former cyber officials said it still represents an important step …

Cybersecurity

New Book Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Jennifer A. Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton’s new book <i>Votes For Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial</i> (Excelsior Editions, 2017) …

19th Century

Roy Moore's survival strategy comes into focus

McConnell handling of past sex scandal a warning for Roy Moore<p>Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of the sexual harassment case against Senator Bob …

Equality

Voting machine makers explain what they do (and don’t do) to make sure no one hacks the vote

As the House and Senate continue to examine the wave of disinformation around the 2016 presidential election, concerns around the security of voting systems examine something even more germane to the U.S. democratic system.<p>In early October, Senate Intel Committee member and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden …

Cybersecurity

Playback: Revamping the Austin Music Poll

As you read this, <i>Chronicle</i> staffers are poring over 20 years of online <b>Austin Music Poll</b> results for evidence of Russian interference. Meanwhile, a …

Elections

Liberia: Election Fraud Was Due to Disorderliness

Queuing up to Vote in Liberia. Elections 2017<p>Ruling Unity Party (UP's) second witness Mr. Josiah Joekai says disorderliness by authorities at the …

Government

Supreme Court to consider political apparel at the polling place

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case concerning a Minnesota law that bans voters from wearing political badges, buttons or other political insignia at the polling place.<p>The case is brought by Andy Cilek, a Minnesota voter and executive director of the Minnesota …

U.S. Politics

Voters in These Countries Put American Voter Turnout to Shame

Voting is painfully easy outside the U.S., but inside the U.S. it's just painful.<p>Average voter turnout among OECD countries – an intergovernmental organization that promotes economic development and international cooperation – stands at 75 percent. The United States pales in comparison to that …

Democracy

Political T-Shirts at Polling Place Get U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider guaranteeing the right of people to wear political T-shirts and buttons when they vote, accepting an appeal that …

Business

Texas Not a Legitimate Democracy When it Hinders Black, Latino Voters

It’s time the state stepped up to ensure that every eligible voter has an opportunity to be heard.

Judiciary

Designing better ballots

Election Day 2017 seems to have gone smoothly.<p>There were few contests of major consequence and turnout was low – with Virginia the most notable …

Elections

Year One: When Black Women Lead

The past year of political hell in America could have been avoided if the nation had listened to black women. Unlike a majority of white women on …

Books

Citi's online shareholder voting system

Citi (NYSE:C) is launching a new online shareholder voting platform, called Proxymity, that removes traditional deadlines for submitting votes days …

Business

Who Will Take the South African Idols Crown?

Over 11 million votes were cast during last week's voting - revealing the last 3 contestants standing. Read more »<p>Resource Document Top 3 for Idols …

Elections

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On November 12, 1815, civil rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York. Stanton was a leading figure in the women’s …

Women's Rights

Deadlocked In Alabama

A new Opinion-Savvy/DDHQ poll in Alabama finds Roy Moore (R) and Doug Jones (D) in a dead heat for U.S. Senate, 46% to 46%.“Beyond the horse race …

U.S. Senate

Voter ID laws, hackers, gerrymandering – just how much can a democracy take?

Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images<p>On July 3, a group of Georgia voters filed a lawsuit more on the lawsuit here. See more on the lawsuit here. …

Democracy

View from The Senedd

LAST month the Welsh Labour Government’s consultation on Electoral Reform came to an end. The consultation looked at plans that could see the voting …

Wales

Women’s History Exhibition at NYC’s New-York Historical Society Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

That women won the right to vote one hundred years ago is not a relevant fact simply for the suffragette movement at the time, or for women’s …

Women's History

Anwar files review over dismissal of bid to attend hearing

PUTRAJAYA: Jailed Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed an application to review the Federal Court’s decision in …

Judiciary

City clerk searching for owner of dentures left at polls

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A city clerk in Maine is looking for the owner of a set of dentures left behind in a polling booth.<p>The Portland Press Herald reports the false teeth were discovered during Tuesday's election. An election clerk found the teeth in an auditorium that serves as a polling place in …

Central Park will be getting its first statues of suffragettes, but here's why not everyone is happy with the decision

Two statues of suffragettes are coming to New York City‘s Central Park in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the …

Feminism

What Tencent Is Getting for Its Big Investment in Snap (It's Not Voting Rights)

It may not look like the most prescient investment right now, but Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s (TCEHY) just-disclosed stake in struggling social media …

Stocks

Senate Rushing to Confirm Trump Judges Who Back Voter Suppression

Download the PDF here.<p>President Donald Trump is rapidly filling a record number of empty seats on the federal courts. Many of his nominees have …

Liberal View