A decade ago, the Justice Department was upended by scandal after investigations revealed it wielded its power to disenfranchise voters. Sen. Sessions must promise to avoid similar conduct during his confirmation hearing, especially given his own dubious record on the issue.
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.