Sore Loser Laws, Explained

Forty-seven states impose restrictions on political candidates who lost a primary election, but how they would apply in a presidential election is not always clear.

Would ID Cards Allow Noncitizens to Vote in U.S. Elections?

A pilot program ‘would modernize documentation provided to some noncitizens’ but would not allow unauthorized immigrants to vote.

Base Assumptions

Why identity politics and the ‘Real America’ fallacy are bad for our politics.

An Attempt to Upend the Electoral College, Explained

A push for a national popular presidential vote faces constitutional problems.

Ranked Choice Voting Is Working in Alaska

Results took longer to come in, but the ultimate outcome makes sense.

Mormons and Gentiles and Jews and Gentiles

Is there an LDS voting bloc? 

Congratulations on a Successful Midterm Election 

DDoS attacks and vote counting glitches shouldn’t shake your confidence in our amazing system.

Fact Checking Claims About Voting in Detroit

A claim by Donald Trump is misleading.

The Sweep: It’s Election Day!

Why you should ignore the early vote, and why bad polls might be good for democracy.

How Soon Will We Know Who Won the Senate?

If things look close, don’t stay up Tuesday night: A Dispatch Explainer.

What the Voting Rights Act Does—and Doesn’t—Do

And why it's not racist to oppose the Biden administration's voting reform legislation.