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Texas Republicans began laying the groundwork for a number of state level voting changes, including an election police force like the one Florida created prior to the 2022 midterm elections. GOP State Senators and Representatives have already prefiled 20 bills that will be seriously considered when the next legislative session begins in January. The proposed legislation falls into three categories: legislation that would impose harsher penalties for infractions; expand the state attorney general’s authority to prosecute election and voting crimes; and create a new

Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, has been moved to an undisclosed location due to serious threats over social media regarding the recent midterm elections. Election workers across the country, but especially in Maricopa County, Arizona, have faced a steep rise in threats following the 2020 election when former President Donald Trump promoted a series of lies about the election. Just last week a meeting of the Maricopa County board of supervisors became volatile when some attendees began pushing

Several civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, have filed a suit on behalf of Black citizens of Mississippi, arguing that the state government needs to redraw its election maps for the state’s supreme court justices. Currently, Mississippi's supreme court justices stand for election in three districts, but only one of the nine justices is Black, and Black Americans make up 38% of the state’s population.            Visit NBC News to learn moreImage Credit: formulanone(CC BY-SA 2.0)

In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has placed a stay on a lower court’s ruling against the newly drawn voting districts in the state of Alabama. The short-term consequences of this decision mean that the new election maps, which voting advocates say unfairly disadvantage Black voters, will nevertheless be used in the state’s upcoming 2022 elections. The Supreme Court has also said that it will hear Alabama Republicans’ case to permanently overturn the lower court’s ruling against their maps. The 2020 Census

In a much anticipated speech concerning voting rights delivered in Atlanta, Georgia, President Biden called for an end to the filibuster in the US Senate if it meant passing bills like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. Several notable voting rights advocacy groups skipped the speech as a means to express frustration with the Biden Administration for failing to prioritize voting rights in his first year in office and for coming to Atlanta with bold words but