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While the major social media company Twitter is reviving policies it first instituted in 2018 - this time to combat the spread of misinformation in the lead up to the 2022 midterm elections - many experts on voting rights believe these practices will not be sufficient. Twitter’s current policies emphasize creating special labels for posts which may not be reliable, or which may seek to undermine public confidence in an election. However, critics say that this practice isn’t nearly as effective as removing such

Democratic party operatives and voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm about the potentially dire implications that three 2022 gubernatorial races hold for the 2024 elections writ large. In 2020, the swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania formed a so-called “blue wall” to help Joe Biden to victory over Donald Trump. All three of these states are currently led by Democratic governors, but their legislatures are dominated by the Republican party. Some voting rights advocates believe that the Democratic governors’ continued ability to

In spite of GOP objections, the US Senate has confirmed voting rights advocate Myrna Perez as a judge on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in New York. Perez has served as the director of the voting rights and elections program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. She was confirmed by a vote of 48-43.  Unlike the requirement for closing debate over legislation, closing debate over whether the Senate will confirm a nominee is

Attorney General Merrick Garland has warned that the Department of Justice is keeping a serious and comprehensive watch on changes being made to voting laws across the country, particularly in light of the redrawing of electoral maps after the 2020 census and the “unusual round of second examinations” states and counties have made regarding the 2020 presidential election. In response to questions about the limitations placed on his department’s power after the 2013 Supreme Court ruling known as Shelby County v. Holder, the current Attorney

In a statement released by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, election security experts assured the public that there is “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised” in the 2020 general election. The report is a rebuke to those spreading dis- and misinformation and unfounded claims of fraud or irregularities with the election results, most notably President Donald Trump, who has thus far refused to concede or accept that he lost the