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5 months ago

Harris says White House backs 'days of action' on voting as she meets with advocates

Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday assembled voting rights leaders to reiterate the White House's support for the issue
5 months ago
Vice President Kamala Harris attends a meeting with voting rights leaders in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building,  Feb. 27, 2024.
6 months ago

Trump is ‘making democracy a partisan issue’: Gov. Gavin Newsom

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews California Gov. Gavin Newsom on “This Week.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Trump is ‘making democracy a partisan issue’: Gov. Gavin Newsom
7 months ago

Ga. redraws congressional map to boost Black voter power, but legal battle still loom

Judge Steve Jones has set a Dec. 20 hearing to consider Georgia's newly redrawn maps, and some experts say the state faces a battle in proving it complied with his order
7 months ago
The Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta.
8 months ago

The new battle for voting rights

Will the dozens of election integrity bills passed across the country last year affect the midterm elections?
8 months ago
Will the dozens of election integrity bills passed across the country last year affect the midterm elections?
8 months ago

Federal court weighs in on major voting rights

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit threw out a case, ruling that only the federal government can bring certain cases to court.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Federal court weighs in on major voting rights
8 months ago

Another voting case may head to SCOTUS after ruling limits challenges to election law

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Voting Rights Act's Section 2 does not allow private people to sue over alleged discrimination based on race
8 months ago
A voter casts a ballot at a polling location in Fairfax, Va., Nov. 7, 2023.
10 months ago

Ala. congressional map to include 2nd district for Black voters after legal fight

Alabama voters will vote in the 2024 elections using a map that includes a second district designed to empower the state's Black voters, a federal court ruled on Thursday
10 months ago
A "Vote Here" sign stands outside a polling station in Hillsboro, VA., March 3, 2020.
10 months ago

Major voting rights trial is unfolding in Texas: What to know

Last week in Texas, a federal trial opened over whether Senate Bill 1, or S.B. 1, violates the U.S. Constitution
10 months ago
Mail in ballot
1 year ago

Alabama GOP sparks another legal fight by not creating 2nd majority-Black district

Setting the stage for another legal battle, Alabama's Republican-led Legislature on Friday passed a new congressional map with just one majority-Black district
1 year ago
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the 2020 election, Nov. 3, 2020, in Auburn, Ala.
1 year ago

Alabama lawmakers defy SCOTUS order to create 2 majority Black districts

The governor signed a redistricting map into law with just one majority Black district and a hearing to approve the map is scheduled for August.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Alabama lawmakers defy SCOTUS order to create 2 majority Black districts
1 year ago

Why the Supreme Court's Alabama election map decision was surprising to many

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke to Michael Waldman about the impact of the decision and his new book, “The Super Majority: How the Supreme Court Divided America.”
1 year ago
The U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington, April 6, 2023.
1 year ago

Supreme Court rules against Alabama's congressional maps

The court determined the maps, which were redrawn after the 2020 census, violate part of the Voting Rights Act and dilute the influence of the state's Black voters.
1 year ago
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1 year ago

'It's a big win for civil rights': Expert on Supreme Court voting rights ruling

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Brennan Center for Justice president Michael Waldman, author of the new book “The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: 'It's a big win for civil rights': Expert on Supreme Court voting rights ruling
1 year ago

55,000 convicted felons have voting rights restored under state law

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed House File 28, which restores the right to vote to felons who complete their term of incarceration.
1 year ago
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn., on Feb. 27, 2023.
2 years ago

Voting rights in North Carolina could hinge on its Supreme Court election

Two seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court are up for election this November.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Voting rights in North Carolina could hinge on its Supreme Court election
2 years ago

Supreme Court eyes limits to Voting Rights Act in election map dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday debated new limits on the Voting Rights Act and longstanding protections against race discrimination in the drawing of electoral maps.
2 years ago
People walk across the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court building on the first day of the court's new term in Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2022.
2 years ago

The reality of Texas' new voting law sets in as voters have trouble casting ballots

It took 28 days, 3 forms & several calls for one woman to cast her ballot.
2 years ago
People cast their ballots at a polling location on Oct. 13, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
2 years ago

'Frustrations' in Democrats following failed voting rights bills: Sen. Coons

Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on "This Week."
2 years ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Sen. Chris Coons
2 years ago

Martha Raddatz reports on Texas voting laws

Martha Raddatz reports from Texas on newly enacted, restrictive voting laws on "This Week."
2 years ago
VIDEO: Martha Raddatz Reports
3 years ago

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formally censured by Arizona Democratic Party

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is hemorrhaging support from Democrats in her home state after blocking the advancement of voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema walks to her office in the basement of the Capitol Building, Jan. 19, 2022.
3 years ago

Voting rights bill blocked

Delaware Sen. Chris Coons discusses what’s next after Democrats failed to change the filibuster rule in an attempt to pass voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Voting rights bill blocked
3 years ago

Senators turn to reforming Electoral Count Act now that voting rights standoff over

With the voting rights standoff over, a group of bipartisan senators is ramping up efforts to reform the old Electoral Count Act after efforts to exploit it on Jan. 6.
3 years ago
Vice President Mike Pence presides over a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

Psaki, Harris argue Biden wasn't casting doubt on integrity of 2022 election results

White House press secretary Jen Psaki and Vice President Kamala Harris argued President Joe Biden wasn't casting doubt on the integrity of 2022 election results.
3 years ago
President Joe Biden holds a formal news conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2022.
3 years ago

Senate fails to change filibuster for passage of voting rights legislation

The chamber was unable earlier to end debate on the election reform measure.
3 years ago
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks about voting rights legislation on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2022.
3 years ago

Senate holding vote on proposal to skirt filibuster rule

Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said senators are duty-bound to “protect and expand” voting. Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered a warning if the voting rights bill bypasses the filibuster.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate holding vote on proposal to skirt filibuster rule
3 years ago

The high stakes of the Democrats’ push for voting reforms

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks to ABC's political director, Rick Klein, and contributor Donna Brazile, about Democrats’ voting rights push and the future of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.
3 years ago
VIDEO: The high stakes of the Democrats’ push for voting reforms
3 years ago

Sports icons urge Manchin to pass voting rights bill but punt on filibuster change

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban penned a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., urging him to help push voting rights legislation in the Senate.
3 years ago
Sen. Joe Manchin talks with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide before the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, Nov. 9, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
3 years ago

ABC News Live: Senate members debate voting rights legislation

Plus, “significant evidence” of alleged fraud found by former President Donald Trump and his organization, and Univ. of Michigan will pay $490 million over sexual assault lawsuits.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Senate members debate voting rights legislation
3 years ago

Progressive Rep. Cori Bush talks battle over voting rights and more

Missouri congresswoman Cori Bush calling on democratic senator Manchin and Sinema to not “be anti-racist”.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Progressive Rep. Cori Bush talks battle over voting rights and more
3 years ago

Right to vote: Democrats expected to force vote in Senate

Former Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and former Trump administration official Sarah Isgur discuss the battle over voting rights ahead of the debate on the Senate floor.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Right to vote: Democrats expected to force vote in Senate
3 years ago

ABC New Live: Voting rights legislation up for debate on Senate floor

Plus, the White House announced it will give 400 million N95 masks to Americans, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine looking to diffuse the situation with Russia.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC New Live: Voting rights legislation up for debate on Senate floor
3 years ago

Senate members debate voting rights legislation

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, former acting DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile and president of the Brennan Center for Justice, Michael Waldman, discuss the voting rights legislation debate.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate members debate voting rights legislation
3 years ago

Democrats expected to force vote on voting rights legislation in Senate

The former Republican chairman of the federal election commission shares his arguments for why the Senate should pass voting rights legislation and his message to Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Democrats expected to force vote on voting rights legislation in Senate
3 years ago

Why Democrats keep bringing up voting rights legislation

The crew discusses what's in the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and why Senate Democrats have taken it up despite unmoving opposition.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Why Democrats keep bringing up voting rights legislation
3 years ago

Democrats’ push for federal voting reforms is ‘functionally too late’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks to ABC News Political Director Rick Klein about the voting laws that concern Democrats and why Republicans don’t share those concerns.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Democrats’ push for federal voting reforms is ‘functionally too late’
3 years ago

ABC News Live: Democrats debate voting rights on Senate floor

Plus, Secy. of State Blinken heads to Ukraine as Russia tensions escalate, and Jamaica’s bobsled team is heading to the 2022 Winter Olympics for the first time in 24 years.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Democrats debate voting rights on Senate floor
3 years ago

Fiery debate over voting rights on Senate floor

The Senate moved ahead with a debate on a bill that expands voting rights, even though the bill appears doomed to fail on the floor. Nineteen states have already imposed new voting restrictions.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Fiery debate over voting rights on Senate floor
3 years ago

Senate Democrats go forward with voting rights debate despite expected failure

Political experts weigh in as Senate debates on voting rights ahead of Wednesday’s filibuster showdown and give insight on what Democrats are trying to accomplish.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate Democrats go forward with voting rights debate despite expected failure
3 years ago

Senate begins debate on voting rights

The bill would make Election Day a federal holiday and expand voting options.
3 years ago
The bill would make Election Day a federal holiday and expand voting options.
3 years ago

Senate to debate voting rights legislation

Marc Morial, the president of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, discusses the importance of voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate to debate voting rights legislation
3 years ago

Senate begins debate on voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown

For the first time this Congress, the Senate is expected to debate voting rights legislation on Tuesday ahead of a showdown on the filibuster rule this week.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., his wife Arndrea Waters King and daughter Yolanda Renee King take part in a Peace Walk on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge  in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2022.
3 years ago

Senate to debate voting rights legislation Tuesday

House Minority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise voiced his opposition to the voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate to debate voting rights legislation Tuesday
3 years ago

Senate to take up voting rights bill

Rachel Scott has the latest on the Senate’s plan to vote on the House-passed voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Senate to take up voting rights bill
3 years ago

NBA Social Justice Coalition vows to fight for voting rights

The coalition was formed in 2020 after the death of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake.
3 years ago
John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Bunche, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others lead marchers as begin the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march from Brown's Chapel Church in Selma, Ala., March 21, 1965.
3 years ago

ABC News Live: Marches fill DC streets for voting rights on MLK Day

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3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Marches fill DC streets for voting rights on MLK Day
3 years ago

MLK Jr.’s family rallies for voting rights ahead of Senate debate

ABC News Capitol Hill correspondent Rachel Scott discusses the Democrats’ final push to pass voting rights legislation as Martin Luther King Jr.’s family and supporters rally in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago
VIDEO: MLK Jr.’s family rallies for voting rights ahead of Senate debate
3 years ago

Martin Luther King III: We’re ‘laser focused’ on the right to vote

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks to Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, and his wife, Arndrea Waters King, about the family’s fight for federal voting rights.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Martin Luther King III: We’re ‘laser focused’ on the right to vote
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family leads voting rights march in Washington

The family of Martin Luther King Jr. was among a coalition of civil rights groups in Washington Monday who pressured lawmakers to pass federal voting rights legislation.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., his daughter Yolanda Renee King, and wife Arndrea Waters King attend a demonstration to press for voting rights in Phoenix, Jan. 15, 2022.
3 years ago

Family of Martin Luther King Jr. demands action on voting rights

The Senate is set to debate Tuesday on voting rights, and members of King's family took part in a march in the nation's capital.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Family of Martin Luther King Jr. demands action on voting rights
3 years ago

Family of Martin Luther King Jr. make voting rights push

SiriusXM Radio host Mike Muse discusses the battle over voting rights and how the filibuster is being used today.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Family of Martin Luther King Jr. make voting rights push