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June 21, 2022, 1:35 AM

New York passes landmark voting rights legislation

New York’s governor has signed a law intended to prevent local officials from enacting rules that might suppress people’s voting rights because of their race
June 21, 2022, 1:35 AM
2 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?
2 months ago
The new battle for voting rights
3 months ago

Arizona will require voters to prove citizenship, residency

Arizona’s Republican governor has signed a bill requiring voters to prove their citizenship to vote in a presidential election, drawing fierce opposition from voting rights advocates who say it risks affecting some 200,000 people
3 months ago
Arizona will require voters to prove citizenship, residency
4 months ago

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

It took 28 days, 3 forms & several calls for one woman to cast her ballot.
4 months ago
The reality of Texas' new voting law sets in as voters have trouble casting ballots
5 months ago

Va. Republicans block gay marriage, voting rights proposals

Republicans in the Virginia House have defeated a measure that would have let voters decide whether to strip legally outdated language prohibiting gay marriage from the state Constitution
5 months ago
Virginia GOP blocks gay marriage, voting rights proposals
5 months ago

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

Martha Raddatz interviews Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., on "This Week."
5 months ago
'Frustrations' in Democrats following failed voting rights bills: Sen. Coons
5 months ago

Martha Raddatz reports on Texas voting laws

Martha Raddatz reports from Texas on newly enacted, restrictive voting laws on "This Week."
5 months ago
Martha Raddatz reports on Texas voting laws
5 months ago

'Whoa, that's not right': Georgia towns lead census appeals

An inaccurate number could force them to make budget cuts.
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formally censured by Arizona Democratic Party
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Voting rights bill blocked
5 months ago

Bipartisan 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.
5 months ago
Senators turn to reforming Electoral Count Act now that voting rights standoff over
5 months ago

Psaki, Harris argue Biden wasn't saying 2022 election results might not be legitimate

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

Senate fails to change filibuster rule for passage of voting rights legislation

The chamber was unable earlier to end debate on the election reform measure.
5 months ago
Senate fails to change filibuster for passage of voting rights legislation
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate holding vote on proposal to skirt filibuster rule
5 months 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.
5 months ago
The high stakes of the Democrats’ push for voting reforms
5 months ago

Alabama football coach Nick Saban urges Manchin to pass voting rights bill but punts 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.
5 months ago
Sports icons urge Manchin to pass voting rights bill but punt on filibuster change
5 months 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.
5 months ago
ABC News Live: Senate members debate voting rights legislation
5 months 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”.
5 months ago
Progressive Rep. Cori Bush talks battle over voting rights and more
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Right to vote: Democrats expected to force vote in Senate
5 months 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.
5 months ago
ABC New Live: Voting rights legislation up for debate on Senate floor
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate members debate voting rights legislation
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Democrats expected to force vote on voting rights legislation in Senate
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Why Democrats keep bringing up voting rights legislation
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Democrats’ push for federal voting reforms is ‘functionally too late’
5 months 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.
5 months ago
ABC News Live: Democrats debate voting rights on Senate floor
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Fiery debate over voting rights on Senate floor
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate Democrats go forward with voting rights debate despite expected failure
5 months ago

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other sports figures with ties to West Virginia are urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote
5 months ago
Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights
5 months ago

Senate begins debate on voting rights

The bill would make Election Day a federal holiday and expand voting options.
5 months ago
Senate begins debate on voting rights
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate to debate voting rights legislation
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate begins debate on voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown
5 months ago

Senate to debate voting rights legislation Tuesday

House Minority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise voiced his opposition to the voting rights legislation.
5 months ago
Senate to debate voting rights legislation Tuesday
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Senate to take up voting rights bill
5 months 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.
5 months ago
NBA Social Justice Coalition vows to fight for voting rights
5 months ago

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

Also, a look at how the omicron variant is still spreading and cases have peaked in the Northeast, and how a rise in antisemitism played a role in the hostage stand-off in a Texas synagogue.
5 months ago
ABC News Live: Marches fill DC streets for voting rights on MLK Day
5 months 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.
5 months ago
MLK Jr.’s family rallies for voting rights ahead of Senate debate
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Martin Luther King III: We’re ‘laser focused’ on the right to vote
5 months ago

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family leads march urging lawmakers to pass federal voting rights

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.
5 months ago
Martin Luther King Jr.'s family leads voting rights march in Washington
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Family of Martin Luther King Jr. demands action on voting rights
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Family of Martin Luther King Jr. make voting rights push
5 months ago

Protecting voter’s rights

The NAACP President Derrick Johnson shares his thoughts on the Senate, Martin Luther King Jr. and voter suppression.
5 months ago
Protecting voter’s rights
5 months ago

Voting rights take center stage on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King III, along with other civil rights leaders, marched in Washington, D.C., to demand the Senate move on voting rights reform legislation.
5 months ago
Voting rights take center stage on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
5 months ago

Advocates launch hunger strikes, hold events throughout US to push for voting rights

Multiple events are being held across the country to pressure members of Congress to pass voting rights legislation by Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
5 months ago
Advocates launch hunger strikes throughout US to push for voting rights
5 months ago

Push for voting rights takes new urgency prior to MLK day

A showdown is looming in the Senate, where several measures are facing an uphill battle.
5 months ago
Push for voting rights takes new urgency prior to MLK day
5 months ago

Advocates launch hunger strikes across US for voting rights

Over 100 national and grassroots organizations planned to gather in Washington, D.C., for a march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
5 months ago
Advocates launch hunger strikes across US for voting rights
5 months ago

Voting rights battle continues in Washington

Lawmakers continued to negotiate The Freedom to Vote Act, with the Senate to debate the legislation on Tuesday.
5 months ago
Voting rights battle continues in Washington
5 months ago

'We are not going to roll over' on voting rights: Clyburn

Martha Raddatz interviews House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn on "This Week."
5 months ago
'We are not going to roll over' on voting rights: Clyburn
5 months ago

Battle over voting rights continues

Martha Raddatz reports on President Joe Biden's push for voting rights legislation.
5 months ago
Battle over voting rights continues
5 months ago

Reverend launches hunger strike for voting rights

Reverend Stephen A. Green talks why fixing voting rights legislation is so integral to repairing the soul of our nation.
5 months ago
Reverend launches hunger strike for voting rights
6 months ago

Some states requiring voting ballots in Spanish

According to the latest 2020 U.S. Census data, there are over 60 million Latinos in the U.S.
6 months ago
Some states requiring voting ballots in Spanish