voter suppression


Signs outside a Minnesota home saying Black Lives Matter and Voting Is Sacred

Republican State Legislatures Are Attacking Voting Rights. Congress Has the Power to Fight Back.

, Kendall Science Fellow

In the wake of record turnout in the 2020 election and the success of the Democratic Party winning control over the presidency and both houses of Congress, Republican lawmakers in state legislatures across the country are proposing to scale back ballot eligibility and access to voting at a level not seen since the end of Reconstruction. As the Brennan Center, Voting Rights Lab and Washington Post have documented, over 200 restrictive bills have been introduced across the states, more than a seven-fold increase compared to this time last year. Read more >

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Black woman holding up sign at voting rights march

Voter Suppression in Georgia Again: Anti-Democracy, Anti-Science

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a sweeping set of election measures targeted at restricting access to voting and suppressing Black voters and voters of color across the state from participating in future elections. The new law imposes stricter voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. Read more >

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No Surprises – Counting All the Votes is Taking A Long Time

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

It has been a long, long, long election. And there are a lot of claims, counter claims, lawsuits and too much misinformation swirling about. So maybe it’s time for a scientific reality check. Read more >

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Fighting the Voting Battles One Community at a Time

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Here at UCS our team is working to help get out the vote through ScienceRising and working with partners in key states. But we are also learning from the science of elections just how hard it is for some of our fellow citizens to vote—which should be simple. Unfortunately, far too often, states have intentionally designed their election rules to make it difficult to participate. The suppression of Black voters, Indigenous voters, and other communities of color has long been a feature of the system. Read more >

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Take the Science Rising Challenge to Build Voter Power

, former deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Participation in the Science Rising Challenge will give you so much more than an “I Voted” sticker. Read more >

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