As Governor Rosselló Resigns, Questions About Puerto Rico Voting and Representation Resurface
After being controlled by the federal government for over a century, could Puerto Rico be on a path to statehood?
National Election Advising Agency Officials Used Funds for Unnecessary Travel
The Election Assistance Commission's executive director allowed two of the four commissioners to work outside the Washington, D.C., area and agreed to pick up the costs of their travel to and from the office.
Guatemalans Vote in an Atmosphere of Distrust and Corruption (in Photos)
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
Viewfinder: An Anti-Government Demonstration in Algeria
Algerian security forces use a water canon to disperse students taking part in an anti-government demonstration in the capital Algiers on April 9th, 2019.
Is Recep Erdoğan Losing His Grip on Turkish Politics?
The authoritarian leader attempted to turn recent local elections into a referendum about national security. The results suggest his tactics did not work.
Viewfinder: Comoros Police Quell Protests Over the Presidential Election
Comoros Gendarmerie officers disperse opposition supporters in the city of Moroni on March 25th, 2019.
Viewfinder: The Thai Prime Minister Visits a Construction Site Ahead of Elections
Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha visits the construction site for the Bang Sue Central Station, the site of Bangkok's new railway transport hub, on March 20th, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Democrats' Voting Rights Bill Could End Partisan Gerrymandering. Republicans Won't Let That Happen.
H.R. 1 would transfer the power to draw congressional districts from state legislatures to independent, non-partisan commissions.
Should We Lower the Voting Age? California and Oregon Are the Latest States to Try.
Bills introduced in California and Oregon are the latest in an ongoing movement to enfranchise more young people.
Republicans in North Carolina Are Accused of Election Fraud—but Not the Kind Voter ID Laws Can Stop
The alleged fraud took place behind the scenes: the work of election officers, not individual voters.
Many Conservatives Only Trust Government When Their Party Is in Power
New research finds that liberals' confidence in government is not affected by the party affiliation of the president. That's not true of the right.
Viewfinder: A Referendum for Peace in the Southern Philippines
Residents flock to a local polling precinct to cast their votes on February 6th, 2019, in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, southern Philippines.
No, Democrats Do Not Need to Nominate a White Man in Order to Defeat Trump
It's the conditions of the economy, the popularity of the incumbent party, and the state of foreign relations that really affect a presidential nominee's chances—not their race or gender.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's Presidential Election Sparks Celebration and Controversy (in Photos)
If the election results are accurate, this could be the DRC's first democratic transfer of power since the country gained independence from Belgium in 1960.
The Supreme Court Is Set to Take on New Gerrymandering Cases
The Supreme Court has never ruled that a gerrymandered map was unconstitutional, and it has so far punted on any opportunities to do so.
Viewfinder: Protesting Election Results in Madagascar
Security forces fire tear gas into a crowd of supporters of Madagascan presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana, breaking up a demonstration against the country's election results on January 2nd, 2019, in Antananarivo.
Viewfinder: Protests Break Out After Elections Are Further Postponed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Supporters of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress party demonstrate outside the party headquarters in Kinshasa on December 20th, 2018, to protest against the postponed elections.
Why Don't We Defend Voting on the Grounds of Free Speech?
The vote is one of the central ways democracies give people a voice in their government.
Some Mid-Term Races Are Still Up in the Air (in Photos)
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, we still don't know who will join the historic 116th Congress in every district.
Viewfinder: Counting Ballots a Week After the Election
Attorneys oversee the ballot process at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Warehouse on November 15th, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
How Trump Is Damaging Democracy, According to One Political Scientist
A Cornell University government scholar warns that false claims of voter fraud have dangerous long-term implications.