Sam Levine
Sam Levine
Voting rights reporter @guardianus. Former reporter @huffpost. Listen to our podcast about the fight to vote http://apple.co/2BmP5cm sam.levine@theguardian.comSource
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Fight to vote: Arizona county’s ‘ludicrous’ election audit

Fight to vote: Arizona county’s ‘ludicrous’ election audit

Part of the audit by state Republicans will consist of a hand recount of all the votes cast for president there – which will probably breathe life into Trump’s lies The fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 22 Apr 2021 10.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 22 Apr 2021 10.06 EDTHappy Thursday,The baseless conspiracy theories that Donald Trump spread about the 2020 election are about to have some of their starkest real-world consequences to date in .Republicans in the Arizona state senate are set to begin an of the presidential vote in Maricopa county, the most populous of the state, this...

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Lawmaker Park Cannon on Georgia voting law: ‘A regression of our rights is happening’

Lawmaker Park Cannon on Georgia voting law: ‘A regression of our rights is happening’

Interview in New YorkState representative wanted to witness Governor Brian Kemp sign the new bill, but was denied entry. She wound up handcuffed and dragged out of the state capitol The fight to vote is supported bySun 4 Apr 2021 08.46 EDTLast modified on Sun 4 Apr 2021 08.51 EDTWhen the governor of Georgia recently sweeping new voting restrictions into law, Park Cannon, a 29-year-old state representative from Atlanta, was knocking on his door.Cannon wanted to witness Brian Kemp signing the bill, but was denied entry. She wound up , dragged out of the state capitol and charged with two...

Apr 4
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Georgia activists call for Coca-Cola boycott over ‘deafening silence’ on voting rights

Georgia activists call for Coca-Cola boycott over ‘deafening silence’ on voting rights

Push to get major corporations to oppose significant voting restrictions Republicans in the state are on the verge of approvingThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 25 Mar 2021 12.44 EDTLast modified on Thu 25 Mar 2021 12.58 EDTGeorgia activists are calling for a statewide boycott of as part of an escalating effort to get major corporations to oppose significant voting restrictions Republicans in the state legislature are on the verge of approving.The call for the boycott, by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, is coming from leaders of the sixth district of the AME church, which...

Mar 25
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Georgia's Republican-led legislature passes sweeping voting restrictions

Georgia's Republican-led legislature passes sweeping voting restrictions

The fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 25 Mar 2021 18.48 EDTLast modified on Thu 25 Mar 2021 22.11 EDTGeorgia lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to legislation to impose sweeping new restrictions on voting access in the state that make it harder to vote by mail and give the state legislature more power over elections.The measure was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, on Thursday evening. “Significant reforms to our state elections were needed. There’s no doubt there were many alarming issues with how the election was handled, and those problems,...

Mar 25
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Threats to US voting rights have grown – what's different about this moment?

Threats to US voting rights have grown – what's different about this moment?

There’s been more awareness of voter suppression in recent years, but over the last few months, there’s ‘no attempt to pretend’, says Stacey Abrams The fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 25 Mar 2021 10.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 25 Mar 2021 10.03 EDTHappy Thursday,Since I joined the Guardian in 2019 to focus on voting rights, the topic has exploded and moved to the center of the American politics. After focusing on these threats in connection to the 2020 race, this week we launched the next phase of how we’re going to cover these threats, which only have grown since November....

Mar 25
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US sinks to new low in rankings of world's democracies

US sinks to new low in rankings of world's democracies

The US has slipped 11 points in a decade – below Argentina and Mongolia – according the latest report by a democracy watchdogThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkWed 24 Mar 2021 07.00 EDTLast modified on Wed 24 Mar 2021 17.17 EDTThe US has fallen to a new low in a global ranking of political rights and civil liberties, a drop fueled by unequal treatment of minority groups, damaging influence of money in politics, and increased polarization, by , a democracy watchdog group.The US earned 83 out of 100 possible points this year in Freedom House’s of freedoms around the world, an...

Mar 24
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Fight to vote: why a new bill in Georgia will harm Black voters

Fight to vote: why a new bill in Georgia will harm Black voters

Republicans in the state legislature voted to make mail-in voting harder while the leading Democrat in the US House warned senators to find a way to pass voting rights legislationThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 11 Mar 2021 10.00 ESTLast modified on Thu 11 Mar 2021 10.01 ESTHappy Thursday,There’s been a whirlwind of voting rights stories over the last week. Republicans continue to advance a wave of restrictions in statehouses across the country while there is mounting pressure in Washington for Democrats to to pass significant federal voting rights legislation.This is an...

Mar 11
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Outrage as Georgia Republicans advance bill to restrict voting access

Outrage as Georgia Republicans advance bill to restrict voting access

Democrats decry ‘modern-day voter suppression’ as Republican-controlled senate votes to curtail no-excuse absentee votingThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkMon 8 Mar 2021 18.45 ESTLast modified on Mon 8 Mar 2021 19.29 ESTGeorgia lawmakers have that would significantly curtail voting access after a record number of voters propelled Democratic victories in the 2020 race.The measure scraped through 29-20 in the GOP-controlled Georgia senate, which was the absolute minimum number of votes Republicans needed. Four Republicans, including some in competitive races, sat out the vote,.The...

Mar 8
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Fight to vote: This is how Georgia Republicans are attacking democracy

Fight to vote: This is how Georgia Republicans are attacking democracy

After record turnout in the 2020 election, the state legislature is considering sweeping voting restrictionsThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 4 Mar 2021 10.00 ESTLast modified on Thu 4 Mar 2021 11.26 ESTHappy Thursday,An effort to restrict voting is under way across America, but there are few places where that assault is more clear, and more urgent, than in . I know we’ve talked about before, but this week, I want to dig in to exactly what lawmakers are proposing to make it harder to vote right now and why it matters.On Monday, the Georgia house of representatives approved a...

Mar 4
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Arizona Republicans to begin auditing 2020 ballots in effort to undermine election results

Arizona Republicans to begin auditing 2020 ballots in effort to undermine election results

Audit will include a hand recount of all 2.1m ballots cast in Maricopa county in alarming consequence of Trump’s baseless liesThe fight to vote is supported by in New YorkThu 22 Apr 2021 06.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 22 Apr 2021 11.21 EDTNearly five months after Joe Biden was declared the official winner of the presidential race in Arizona, state Republicans are set to begin of millions of ballots, an unprecedented move many see as a thinly-veiled effort to continue to undermine confidence in the 2020 election results.The GOP-controlled state senate ordered the audit, set to formally get...

Apr 22
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