Voters in more than one-third of the country enjoy some form of an Election Day holiday.
In its final two opinions of the term, the court upheld two restrictive voting laws in Arizona and struck down a nonprofit donor disclosure rule in California. In both decisions, the justices ruled 6-3, along ideological lines.
Over the next few weeks, democracy reform groups will keep the pressure on Manchin and others in the Senate to pass the For the People Act. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he plans on bringing the legislation to the chamber floor later this month.
“The erosion of U.S. democracy is remarkable, especially for a country that has long aspired to serve as a beacon of freedom for the world,” a new report says.
Freedom House puts a number on that “erosion,” giving the U.S. a democracy score of 83 out of 100 in its 2020 assessment—an 11-point drop from 2010.
Anti-abortion groups are launching an assault on landmark voting rights legislation HR 1, saying it would ensure “pro-abortion Democrats” had permanent control over the federal government.
President Trump’s directive to his supporters “to go into the polls and watch very carefully” has magnified anxiety that the election will soon become marred by violence and voter intimidation.
Let’s break down the difference between between poll watching and electioneering.