In this episode of Field Notes, we spoke to the team that got inside the country’s latest fight over voting rights. They met Texas Republicans working to pass restrictive laws and tracked state Democrats so desperate to stop those laws that they fled the state before they were ultimately passed.
Russia’s opposition has claimed the vote was the country’s most fraudulent in recent history. Half of all the votes cast for the ruling party in Russia’s parliamentary elections were likely fraudulent, according to analysis by independent statisticians. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party won a landslide victory in Russia’s State Duma elections over the weekend, securingContinue reading “Statisticians Claim Half of Pro-Kremlin Votes in Duma Elections Were False”
Russia holds final day of parliamentary election Crackdown crushed Kremlin critics ahead of vote Activists promote tactical voting plan Watchdog records violations Russians voted on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win emphatically after a crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s movement andContinue reading “Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown”
Charities and unions slam move as an attack on fundamental rights Boris Johnson’s government is today accused of trying to rig future elections by stifling opposition and deterring participation, as a storm of protest erupts over its controversial elections bill, which is to be debated in parliament this week. In an open letter, charities including Save theContinue reading “UK: Elections bill is ‘a power grab to rig polls in favour of Tories’”
Republicans are targeting the state’s most Democratic county in a “power grab” to “suppress voters,” Democrats say Georgia Republicans are already trying to use their controversial new election law to drive out local election officials in the state’s largest and most Democratic county. Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this year signed SB 202, a law that not only restrictsContinue reading “Georgia GOP called “shameless” for trying to use new voting law to oust local election officials”
Outbursts and questions about racism along with claims of voter suppression filled the Texas House chamber Thursday as lawmakers debated the controversial election integrity bill. DEBATE AND VOTING RETURNS TO THE TEXAS HOUSE FLOOR In mid-July, several House Democratic members broke quorum and left Texas. Enough members returned last week to allow for a quorum.Continue reading “Texas House speaker Dade Phelan bans word ‘racism’ during debate over elections bill”
The bill, which would add new restrictions to voting in Texas, is on the verge of becoming law. Texas Republicans asked their Democratic colleagues to please not call them racist on Thursday—then pushed forward a voting suppression bill aimed squarely at making it harder for Black and Hispanic urban voters to cast their ballots. “TheContinue reading “Texas GOP Say Don’t Call Them Racist As They Pass Voter Suppression Bill”