Voting

  • 04.30.18

    Voter ID Laws

    21 million Americans do not have government-issued ID and many of them cannot vote in 34 states that require it. In addition, these ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise elderly, poor, and minority populations....

    21 million Americans do not have government-issued ID and many of them cannot vote in 34 states that require it. In addition, these ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise elderly, poor, and minority populations.

  • 04.20.18

    Felon Disenfranchisement

    6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of felony disenfranchisement. Ultimately, these men and women across the United States have little to no political recourse for challenging the laws that took away their vote....

    6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of felony disenfranchisement. Ultimately, these men and women across the United States have little to no political recourse for challenging the laws that took away their vote.

  • 04.16.18

    Unaffiliated Primary Voters

    Almost half (46%) of Americans are independents. Yet, many voters are barred from participating in primary contests due to their party affiliation or lack thereof. The Sanders Institute and founding fellow Senator Nina Turner explain why unaffiliated voters are disenfranchised in many states across the country....

    Almost half (46%) of Americans are independents. Yet, many voters are barred from participating in primary contests due to their party affiliation or lack thereof. 

    The Sanders Institute and founding fellow Senator Nina Turner explain why unaffiliated voters are disenfranchised in many states across the country.

  • 04.10.18

    Tuesday and Early Voting

    Unlike many other democracies, which hold election days on Sundays and holidays, the United States has its elections on Tuesday workdays. Sanders Institute Senator Nina Turner explains why Americans vote on Tuesday and the ways that some states have tried to overcome that inconvenience....

    Unlike many other democracies, which hold election days on Sundays and holidays, the United States has its elections on Tuesday workdays. Sanders Institute Senator Nina Turner explains why Americans vote on Tuesday and the ways that some states have tried to overcome that inconvenience.

  • 01.31.17

    Debunking the Voter Fraud Myth

    This article from the Brennan Center on Justice debunks some of the myths that have been perpetuated around voter fraud. "The president has continued to claim voter fraud was a problem in the 2016 election. But a look at the facts makes clear fraud is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to ...Read More

  • 01.29.16

    Why Does Iowa Vote First, Anyway?

    The presidential primaries start with caucuses in Iowa. You might ask yourself: "Why Iowa?" This article outlines how Iowa became the first caucus through the 1968 Democratic convention. It then talks about some of the criticisms of this placement and addresses arguments on both sides. "The first-in-the-nation ca...Read More

  • 01.26.16

    No Way To Pick A President? Here Are 6 Other Ways To Do It

    Many agree that the U.S. primary system is not perfect. There has been frequent criticism of the primary system, but little has changed to fix the overall system. This article outlines some of the new primary systems that have been proposed over the years, the overall outline, who has promoted it, the pros, and t...Read More

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