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Voter ID Laws—Blocking Access to the Ballot

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 34 states have laws requiring voters to show some form of ID at the polls. Some state laws specifically require photo identification, others states do not. (New Jersey requires no document to vote.) In the...

Drawing Racial Lines

Gerrymandering—the manipulation of boundaries in congressional districts to favor one political party over another—has been around since the early 1800s. The courts have been somewhat hesitant to declare partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional. Racial gerrymandering,...