November 2022

Senator Bernie Sanders toured Central and South Texas this weekend in an effort to engage progressive voters as early voting is under way in the midterm elections. Sanders led a rally for Michelle Vallejo, who is running a contentious race for the 15th congressional district. Vellejo is facing off against Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Monica De La Cruz. Republicans have high hopes to take the 15th district based on Joe Biden's underperformance there in the 2020 election and a potential influx of Republican voters in

Leaders of black churches across Georgia rallied on Sunday, continuing the longstanding tradition called “souls to the polls”, that encourages their parishioners to vote. Organizers emphasized that it is essential to speak up for voting rights after the enactment of new restrictions by the state legislature. State lawmakers almost put an end to Sunday voting entirely; though the new law did not end up instituting a Sunday voting ban, it has created additional challenges to voting including limiting ballot drop boxes, reducing early voting,

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily paused a lower court order requiring Senator Lindsay Graham to testify in front of an Atlanta-area special grand jury looking into republican efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state. Thomas has jurisdiction of the lower court which issued the original order; Thomas has issued an administrative stay, most likely doing so to give Supreme Court justices additional time to ponder the dispute. Senator Graham argues that he should not be required to testify because of

Election officials in Arizona were gravely concerned after two individuals considered to be ‘vigilantes’ were seen dressed in tactical gear outside a Maricopa County Ballot drop box on October 21st. The vigilante’s appearance led to concern over voter safety and voter intimidation. According to election officials, the two armed individuals left the ballot drop box location after Maricopa County law enforcement arrived. The incident follows another instance of potential voter intimidation the previous week, where a voter attempting to cast their ballot in the

An increasing number of early voters in the Georgia midterm election have faced challenges during the early voting period due to the state's new election law. Following the passage of the Election Integrity Act, Georgia citizens can challenge a voter’s eligibility on the state’s voting rolls an unlimited number of times. While many of these challenges have been dismissed, most voters do not know why their eligibility to cast a ballot has been challenged, leading to a sense of confusion across the electorate. After