A New Voting Rights Law Is Imperative

After the recent death of Representative John Lewis, members of Congress feel that now is a perfect time to address the unfairness of voting. Until recently, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) had protected voters—especially those from marginalized communities—by banning literacy tests, requiring permission from the federal government before changing voting laws, and expanding […]

The Debate of D.C. Statehood

A Historic Vote  On June 26, 2020, the House of Representatives approved a bill to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state of the United States. Sponsored by D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act would admit Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state. It would include most of the current land of […]

The Electoral College Is Outdated And Does Not Represent The People

How Does The Electoral College Work? Voting is the most important civic duty of a citizen. It is how people are able to select the representatives, policies, and beliefs which most align with their values and desires… or so one would think. The United States Constitution has a unique system for Presidential elections called the […]

Disenfranchisement As A Punishment Makes Our Society Less Democratic

Introduction The 2000 United States Presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore saw Bush winning the Presidency by the smallest of margins. The election came down to Florida, where Bush won only 537 more votes than Gore. Whenever elections come down to such a close finish, questions of democratic legitimacy will always arise. […]