All Voting Wars stories

African-Americans in the South face new barriers to vote

Nine Southern states have implemented voting restrictions since 2012. Most require voters to show state-issued photo ID at the polls.

Asian-American population increases, but voter turnout still lags

Asian-Americans are educated and wealthy – factors that traditionally produce high voter turnout – but they vote least of any demographic group.

California law opens door for minority representation

The law paves the way for voting districts to replace at-large voting. Residents say district voting helps elect people who better understand their neighborhoods.

College students face unique challenges casting a vote

Across the country, civic engagement groups have spent hundreds of hours trying to energize this large, yet often elusive group of potential voters.

In Ferguson, city increases African-American representation

In the first year after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, Ferguson voters elected two African-Americans to the City Council.

Lawmakers at odds over voting rights for felons

Republicans and Democrats continue to battle over restoring voting rights to felons, making the process confusing for millions of convicted criminals.

Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

The 2016 Republican platform urges states to require proof of citizenship and photo ID, but experts say there is no rampant fraud at the polls.

Kansas official: Tough law is a 'model for other states'

Kansas' secretary of state faces court battles over his repeated attempts to require residents to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote.

Latinos: Will the ‘sleeping giant’ wake and vote this November?

A sizable gap remains between Latinos who can vote and those who will, but the group could be the future of the American electorate.


News21 analyzed voter registration and removal lists in a dozen states and a handful of key counties. The lists included 49.3 million names of registered voters and 7.2 million names of voters who were struck from the rolls.

Tracking the military vote: Does it work?

Many active duty military members won't know whether their vote is counted in November – and the government might not either.

Five things to know about millennials and politics

They're the least likely generation to vote this November, but many millennials do care about politics – they just show it differently.

Native Americans still fight for voting equality

Tribal members across the country have filed suits alleging state laws and county election practices intentionally make it harder to vote on reservations.

Voting is easy in Nevada, but many still don't participate

Early voting, mobile voting trailers and excuse-free absentee ballots are a few ways Nevada makes it easy to access the polls.

America scrubs millions from the voter rolls. Is it fair?

Voter roll purging has become a legal battleground between politicians who say it's necessary and voting rights advocates who call it discriminatory.

School takeovers leave parents without a voice in education

At least 20 states have stripped locally elected school boards of their power in poor, mostly minority communities.

Texas' controversial voter ID law can't stop mail-in ballot fraud

Voter fraud exists in Texas, but it's not that common. Only 15 cases have been prosecuted by the attorney general between the 2012 primary and July 2016.

Voters will face a maze of new requirements in November

Concerns about voter fraud have spurred 20 states to pass new voting requirements in the last four years.

Working-class whites break from Democrats to choose Trump

In economically struggling communities Donald Trump's “Make America Great Again” message resonates with many white Democrats.

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