In this report, CNN provides a helpful overview of the current state of the voting rights debate in America, including recent actions in states seeking to restrict access to the ballot box. It also answers some basic questions like, “Why not just have everyone vote at the same time and in the same way?” and “Can’t everyone over 18 in the US vote? How can states restrict access?”Visit CNN to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the
The Republican State Leadership Committee has announced that GOP lawmakers and secretaries of state will form a commission to look at election laws. The commission will focus on voter roll accuracy, absentee or mail-in voting, and the process for counting ballots that are received by Election Day. Republicans behind the plan say they are responding to constituent concerns over the safety and integrity of the ballot. Democrats say that the commission is a coordinated attempt at voter suppression.Visit the CNN to learn more.Image credit:
Voting rights activists claim that massive registration of and turnout among African-American voters, which make up about a third of Georgia’s electorate, helped propel Rev. Raphael Warnock to his victory over Senator Kelly Loeffler. Exit polls reveal that 93% of Georgia’s African-American voters supported both Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Early voting and grassroots organizing played a key role in the high voter turnout.Visit CNN to learn more. Pictured: Georgia-based voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams meeting with young people at the Kennedy Institute, December 2019. Voter Education
In majority-Black Georgia county, voting in Senate runoffs is more about fight to vote than right to vote
This piece details how the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder has led to efforts to restrict voting rights and access for minority voters across the country. The piece focuses specifically on efforts in Hancock County, Georgia, to remove African-American voters from the voting rolls and efforts by African-American residents to fight back. Visit CNN to learn more. Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them
President Donald Trump raises more than $170 million since Election Day as he pushes baseless fraud claims
After the election, President Trump has raised an extraordinary amount of money that has been donated to his “Election Defense Fund.” In reality, this money is going to “The Save America” political action committee to fund his campaign’s debt and other political operations.Visit CNN to learn more.