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Supreme Court Blocks Ruling Ordering North Carolina to Redraw Gerrymandered Districts

The Supreme Court announced late Thursday that it would temporarily block a federal court ruling ordering North Carolina to redraw its congressional maps because of partisan gerrymandering. The Supreme Court’s decision could give Republican candidates a significant advantage as they face the state’s upcoming midterm…

Affirming Our Vibrant Democracy, Virginia Officials Will Draw a Name to Determine Winner of House Race

Nearly eight weeks of a truly harrowing ballot recount debacle will come to a close tomorrow, when Virginia officials will finally determine the winner of a tied, highly contested state house race in the state’s 94th district in the most democratic way possible: by randomly drawing a name out of a bowl in a crowded…

Republicans May Have Found a Win-Win Solution to Their Roy Moore Problem: Sending Jeff Sessions Back to AL

After a fifth woman came forward on Monday to accuse Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16—coupled with new reporting that Moore was literally banned from the local mall for scoping out teen girls—Republican leaders in Washington are in full-on damage control, but they may…

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Georgia Attorney General Won't Defend Election Officials in Lawsuit Over Wiped Electoral Server

Worried about whether U.S. elections are vulnerable to outside interference? On Wednesday, tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google testified that their platforms were used to spread Russian misinformation and propaganda to millions of potential voters in 2016. But here’s a case that illustrates how the struggling…

Top Republican Offers the Lamest Possible Excuse for Ignoring Roy Moore's Islamophobia

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Wednesday became the highest-ranking Senate Republican to endorse Roy Moore—a man best known for hating LGBTQ people, Muslims, and people of color—in the race to fill Jeff Session’s Senate seat. In the process, he casually dismissed that time Moore said the first Muslim ever elected…