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Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County in 2018. Lamb also runs Protect America Now, one of the organizations in partnership with True the Vote, the conservative nonprofit behind the film “2000 Mules".

Conservative nonprofit True the Vote has announced it will partner with conservative sheriffs’ groups to fuel investigations into 2020 voter fraud allegations and increase surveillance of voting - but a spate of new state laws bans private grants for elections. Read more»

In many states, including Arizona, Texas, and Michigan, state law requires public buildings, including schools, to be made available for use during elections.

Thousands of public schools around the country serve as polling places, but the public’s intensified anxieties over school security coexists uneasily with opening the buildings up for voting. Read more»

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, along with their families, join the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., former foot soldiers and other dignitaries in marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided an important Arizona voting rights case earlier this year, its ruling made it more difficult for voters to challenge restrictive state voting laws - now, the state of Texas is attempting to hobble what remains of the Voting Rights Act. Read more»

With no presidential or congressional races on the ballot this year, election officials are scrambling to find the workers they need so voters can weigh in on the still-important host of state, local and judicial races on ballots around the country — races that have direct impact on local communities. Read more»

Protesters gather outside the Senate gallery at the Texas State Capitol in 2013 to stall a bill that would put strict regulations on abortion facilities.

The new Texas law effectively banning nearly all abortions in the state relies on private citizens to enforce it, the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base. Read more»

Arizona's current congressional district map, based on the 2010 Census.

Redistricting maps — redrawn once every decade — help determine which party will hold political power. That means intense battles even in states, such as Arizona, that have taken steps to reduce politicians’ control over the results. Read more»