voting rights

Criminal Justice

Florida Is About to Find Out What Happens When Ex-Prisoners Vote

A million or more new voters could be eligible for 2020 thanks to a ballot initiative reversing Jim Crow-era policy.
Jennifer Rae Taylor

The Race to Win All Races

Michigan’s Jocelyn Benson has a plan to save democracy. Will she and her fellow Democratic secretary of state candidates get there in time?
Ellie Shechet

Democrats Will Finally Do What Clinton Couldn't: Attack Trump's Corruption

The party just took its most important step yet to move on from the brutal hangover of 2016 and actually win back Congress.
Matt Taylor

How to Make Millennials Vote

Democrats can't win without young voters. But can they get them to the polls?
Eve Peyser
black history

That Time White People Burned and Pillaged a Black Community on Election Day

The 1920 massacre in Ocoee, Florida, involved whites lynching, castrating, and removing hundreds of blacks from their land in retaliation for them trying to exercise their right to vote.
Deborah Douglas
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Voter Intimidation?

Donald Trump's talk of a "rigged" election and his calls for his supporters to "watch other communities" has everyone on edge. Are there going to be fights at the polls this Election Day?
Mike Pearl
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Bun B's Convention Dispatch Five: Behind the Scenes on Barack Obama's Big Night

Wednesday night was Barack Obama's shining moment—and his party was soaking it up.
Bun B
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How California Is Solving Its Voting Rights Problem

And making a couple of lawyers very rich in the process.
Spencer Woodman
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Budget Cuts Are Robbing Americans of Their Voting Rights

Cuts to basic voting services are melding the right's enthusiasm for spending cuts with its more insidious support for restricting ballot access.
Spencer Woodman

Alabama's New Fight for Voting Rights

Fifty-one years after "Bloody Sunday," civil rights activists in Selma fear a resurgence in voter suppression ahead of the first presidential election since the Supreme Court dented the landmark Voting Rights Act.
Spencer Woodman

Why Is It Still So Hard for Ex-Cons to Vote in Florida?

About a quarter of the ex-cons who can't vote in America live in the Sunshine State.
Francisco Alvarado

We're Still Marching Towards MLK's Promised Land

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality in America has been deferred. It's up to us to fight to make it a reality.
Wilbert L. Cooper