Krisiti Johnson, the national press secretary for NextGen, an organization working to increase youth voter turnout, has begun using a new method to contact potential voters: online dating apps. Earlier this year, Johnson created a Hinge profile with prompts like “the key to my heart is being pro-choice” and “together we could vote on April 4th and get drinks after.” The goal behind Johnson's efforts was to match with men on dating apps, and when they messaged her she would ensure that they were
An increasing number of early voters in the Georgia midterm election have faced challenges during the early voting period due to the state's new election law. Following the passage of the Election Integrity Act, Georgia citizens can challenge a voter’s eligibility on the state’s voting rolls an unlimited number of times. While many of these challenges have been dismissed, most voters do not know why their eligibility to cast a ballot has been challenged, leading to a sense of confusion across the electorate. After
The NAACP has partnered with two other advocacy groups in Colorado to bring a lawsuit against a conservative activist group known as the US Election Integrity Plan (USEIP) for allegedly going door to door in the state and aggressively canvassing and questioning voters, sometimes bearing arms. USEIP is among the organizations which advance the unfounded claim that President Biden’s victory was fraudulent. Another right-wing election integrity group, known as EchoMail, is being investigated by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for similar practices
The National Urban League, a non-partisan civil rights organization, has released a report claiming that state legislators and extremist groups are acting in an “insidious and coordinated” manner to sabotage democracy and Black Americans’ access to the ballot. The report focuses on suppression-based legislation, unfair redistricting decisions, and criminal intimidation and misinformation. It cites 34 restrictive laws passed in 2021 across 19 states, as well as 152 not-yet-passed bills at the state level with similar policies that have carried over into current legislative sessions.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed a law that some lawyers for the Arizona State Legislature believe may be unconstitutional. A 2013 Supreme Court ruling required states to allow voters to cast ballots for federal elections without documented proof of citizenship provided they attested to their citizenship under penalty of perjury. Arizona’s new law, however, will require voters to provide documentation of citizenship as well. Some voting rights advocates think this new law may endanger the ability of approximately 200,000 voters to cast a