During his speech to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden announced that he has selected Vice President Kamala Harris to lead White House efforts to defend voting rights. According to the President, the voting rights of Americans are under an “unprecedented assault” by Republican state legislatures. The White House Press Secretary says that Vice President Harris, herself, asked President Biden for the assignment.Visit NPR to learn more.Image Credit: Joe Biden photo by Adam Schultz / Biden for President

Newsmax has issued a retraction and offered an apology to Ed Coomer, a Dominion Voting Systems employee. The right-wing media outlet had spread rumors, without evidence, that Coomer had falsified results in the 2020 election. After outlets such as Newsmax had amplified unsubstantiated accusations of election fraud from the Trump campaign, Coomer faced death threats and lived in hiding for six months. Newsmax’s statement of apology acknowledges that it has subsequently “found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting

Since the end of the 2020 election, states have taken wildly divergent approaches to voting reform legislation. While some, including Georgia and Iowa, have passed laws which critics claim will reduce access to the ballot box, others, including Maryland and Massachusetts, are expanding access. In this report, NPR highlights four states where restrictive measures are being considered and have a strong chance of becoming law: Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Michigan.Visit NPR to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in

Dominion Voting Systems has sued Fox News for defamation after several of the network’s hosts entertained and applauded conspiracy theories concerning the 2020 election. This suit, plus those against Trump allies Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Mike Lindell, represent an attempt to hold those who spread disinformation about the 2020 election accountable. While some are concerned that such suits could be used as a weapon against journalists, more find that combating disinformation is worth the risk.Visit NPR to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will

The House Administration Committee is reviewing a challenge brought by defeated Iowa Democrat Rita Hart against freshman Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who won the race by just six votes. In a legal brief sent to the Committee, the attorneys for Rep. Miller-Meeks argue that since their client has the certification of election under Iowa law, the matter is closed. The attorneys for Hart argue that 22 ballots which were tossed out should have been counted, which would have resulted in their client winning the