Author: Nate Gundy

Many voters with disabilities face barriers at the polls that politicians and the public at large rarely consider. A missing ramp or doorknob can turn into a significant struggle for disabled voters, and a lack of empathy or assistance from poll workers can compound these issues. Since 2016, the Department of Justice has entered over 30 agreements or settlements to force better access for disabled voters in cities and counties across the country under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has changed the process of how Virginians with a felony conviction can regain their voting rights. Previously, citizens who had committed a non-violent felony received their civil rights like voting, running for office, and serving on a jury automatically after they had served their sentence. Under the Republican Governors new policy, citizens with a felony conviction must now apply to regain civil rights after being released, and these applications will be considered on an individual basis. Visit 8News to learn moreImage

A Pennsylvania judge, on Thursday March 23rd, has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee that attempted to prevent counties from helping voters make sure their ballots count by fixing minor, technical issues on mail ballot envelopes. The judge said county courts, not statewide courts, have jurisdiction. Commonwealth Court Judge Ellen Ceisler agreed with the state’s Democratic administration in the ruling, emphasizing that the counties themselves have the authority under state law to make rules, regulations and instructions necessary to run an

After a surge in support following the recent midterm election, Florida Governor Ron Desantis now remains significantly below Donald Trump in polling for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. At a luncheon following the annual Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach, Florida, several prominent republicans expressed skepticism regarding Desantis’ ability to win the nomination. One supporter of the Florida Governor said they believe, “on balance that his long-term future was better without him trying to take Trump head on” further adding that if he chooses

While many people serving time for felony convictions lose their right to vote, detainees awaiting trial or serving misdemeanor sentences retain their voting rights, but face barriers to exercising it in many parts of the United States. Advocates are now working with jail officials in Cook County, Illinois; Denver; Harris County, Texas; Los Angeles County; and the District of Columbia to improve voting access. Expanding jailhouse voting is a recent step in an effort to combine voting rights with criminal justice changes. Voting rights