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.
The data isn't in yet to assess the impact of restrictive voting laws on the 2016 race, but there's ample evidence that long lines, malfunctioning machines, and confusion created problems on Election Day.
Starting after the 2010 election, legislators in nearly half the states passed a wave of laws making it harder to vote. This resource includes a series of maps to help visualize the impact of these restrictions.
After recent claims of a "rigged" election, some called for police and volunteers to monitor the polls. This briefing memo outlines why "ballot security" operations are risky — and how to prevent intimidation, discrimination, and disruption.
When lawmakers passed new voting requirements, particularly voter ID laws, they claimed it was to safeguard against voter fraud and protect election integrity. But occasionally we have seen politicians slip — and reveal a more strategic motive.