States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws
Credit: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images LLC/Glow Images ; one of the most basic needs for voting is having proper identification. This protects against voter fraud.
29 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws »

In order to vote, you first need to become a registered voter. In some states, you must register yourself, a certain number of Read more…

2021 Election Updates
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16 Jul
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

2021 Election Updates »

Critical and exciting political races are happening around the country. These elections could shift the current political makeup of Congress and shed light Read more…

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday
President Joe Biden speaks with Opal Lee after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
23 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday »

On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” Read more…

States Begin to Reopen
Are you comfortable going back into public crowds again?
27 May
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Begin to Reopen »

One of the greatest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is that every state has been impacted differently, and as a result, every state Read more…

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty
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26 Feb
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty »

Among the most controversial issues in the United States today is the use of the death penalty. And that issue gets even murkier Read more…

Voters Challenged in Texas
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4 Feb
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Voters Challenged in Texas »

Shortly after he was elected to the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump began complaining publicly about voter fraud. According to him, hundreds of Read more…

Midterm Races to Watch
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31 Oct
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Midterm Races to Watch »

It feels like you can’t turn on the television or check in on social media this month without seeing a political ad, as Read more…

States Face Redistricting Battles
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24 Aug
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Face Redistricting Battles »

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Have you ever heard the term “gerrymandering”? What does it mean? Basically, each state is divided into legislative districts. Each district sends a Read more…

A Closer Look at Voter ID
Signing in at a table of electoral rolls can be a different experience for some voters
26 May
2016
Written by Lia Eastep

A Closer Look at Voter ID »

Shortly after the 2014 midterm election, Election Central brought you a story about the controversy surrounding voter laws. In 2013, the Supreme Read more…

Voter ID Laws: Combating Fraud or Suppressing Voters?
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11 Nov
2014
Written by Lia Eastep

Voter ID Laws: Combating Fraud or Suppressing Voters? »

In September, btw brought you news of a court battle raging in Texas over a “voter ID” law. While these Read more…

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