voting

Art Pope-backed lawmaker leads push for new voting restrictions in NC   |   April 3, 2013
Over the last week, Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have pushed a series of bills with wide-ranging implications for how people vote, including slashing early voting days...

 

Southern Election Liveblog   |   November 6, 2012
11:50pm - IT'S A WRAP. That's all for our Election Night coverage. We'll be looking at other races across the South, as well as ballot initiatives and other issues...

 

2012 Early Vote: Dems ahead in Southern swing states, but not at 2008 pace   |   November 6, 2012
Heading into Election Day, more than 7.6 million voters in the three Southern swing states -- Florida, North Carolina and Virginia -- had already voted, taking advantage of early...

 

What's going on in the Southern swing states?   |   October 26, 2012
In 2008, President Barack Obama managed a historic accomplishment: He was not only elected as the first African American in the White House, he got there in part due to becoming...

 

NC lawmakers further gut election spending as November looms   |   June 21, 2012
Five months away from Election Day with marquee races for president, governor and dozens of other offices, North Carolina legislators have again voted to slash the battleground...

 

Why is Santorum winning in the South?   |   March 14, 2012
As Rick Santorum will be happy to tell you, the polls had it all wrong in Alabama and Mississippi. Heading into this week's Republican primaries, Nate Silver's usually-...

 

Lessons from Florida: Big Money and the New Majority   |   February 1, 2012
With Florida now perhaps the most important swing state in the country -- 29 Electoral College votes, 11 percent of the magic 270 needed to win the presidency -- analysts are...

 

DEAD WRONG? Claims of widespread "zombie voters" in South Carolina start to unravel   |   January 27, 2012
A top state election official disputes a recent claim that more than 950 people who voted in recent elections could actually be dead. Of the six names her office was allowed to...

 

Voter ID cases could test Voting Rights Act   |   January 12, 2012
Since 1965, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act has been a key tool used by civil rights and election reform advocates to protect the franchise in the South. By requiring states...

 

DOJ steps up voting rights scrutiny amidst activist groundswell   |   December 13, 2011
The war over voting, already roiling in state legislatures and Washington, is about to escalate. This week, the Obama administration is stepping up opposition to new voting laws...

 

Are undocumented immigrants 'persons'?   |   November 17, 2011
When the U.S. Census counts the population of the country every 10 years, who qualifies as a person? This week, the state of Louisiana filed a lawsuit which challenges the Census...

 

Top 4 Southern election results to watch   |   November 8, 2011
It's not 2012, but a lot of votes are being cast in the South today on races and issues that will be closely-watched nation-wide. Here are Facing South's top 5 election...

 

Should the poor be allowed to vote?   |   September 6, 2011
Last week, right-wing pundit Matthew Vadum created a stir when he argued that -- as his piece at American Thinker is titled -- "Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American....