The president has continued to claim voter fraud was a problem in the 2016 election. But a look at the facts makes clear fraud is vanishingly rare, and does not happen on a scale even close to that necessary to “rig” an election.
In the last decade, the Supreme Court has issued a series of 5-4 decisions that eviscerated existing campaign finance law. We examine a number of assumptions and assertions the Justices used to justify their decisions, and the post-decision record that contradicts these assumptions.
For years, the Brennan Center has collected research showing that voter fraud is extraordinarily rare. We elaborate on one subset of voter fraud claims – the allegation that ineligible noncitizens are voting in large numbers.
Sen. Sessions appears to subscribe to outdated ideas about criminal justice policy that conservatives, progressives, and law enforcement agree do not help reduce crime and unnecessarily increase the prison population.
Overall crime rates in 2016 are projected to remain the same as last year according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center. The murder rate is projected to increase, driven by problems in Chicago.
Politicians, law enforcement, advocates, and economists agree we need to end the era of mass incarceration. This is the first detailed, granular look at precisely how we can achieve this in a safe way.
Texans without photo ID were supposed to be able to vote this November. But numerous complaints show the state did an awful job, spreading misinformation and turning away some voters. Here's a rundown of what happened.