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New Scorecard Charts Pro-Democracy Positions for Members of the 115th Congress

With Election Day now less than two months away, Common Cause released its 2018 Democracy Scorecard to chart the positions of every Member of Congress on issues vital to the health of our democracy. The reforms in question range from legislation to create a small donor matching fund system and increased disclosure requirements for outside political groups to bills to curb gerrymandering and strengthen the protections in the Voting Rights Act.

Voting & Elections 06.22.2018

‘Crosscheck’ System Shuttered After Wrongly Tagging Legal Voters

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's voter database has generated thousands of "false positive" duplicate registrations. Some states want to use to system to remove voters from their registration rolls.

Voting & Elections 06.19.2018

Judge Sends Kris Kobach Back to School

In an unusual rebuke to Kansas' secretary of state, a federal judge also strikes down the state's attempt to require prospective voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship when they register.

Voting & Elections 06.11.2018

Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Law Facilitating Voter Purges

The state's statute assumes that people who don't vote, whatever their reason, have moved and purges them from the voter rolls; in upholding it, the high court "ignores the history of voter suppression" connected with such purges across the country, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a scathing dissent.

Voting & Elections 05.8.2018

Primary Season Is Here and Our Elections Remain Vulnerable

State officials say $380 million Congress provided for machine upgrades isn't enough.

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