The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Could Help Amend Voter Suppression

Voter suppression has plagued the U.S. for years. The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could help change that.

Partisan gerrymandering has been an issue for several years. Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing congressional district lines in ways that will most benefit a certain party during an election. Unfortunately, gerrymandering also prevents genuine competition among candidates. Read the full story here:

Last year, Republican gerrymandering allowed the party to retain 18 seats in the House. An Associated Press study reported a marked GOP advantage in the 2016 elections. Read the full story here:

In 2018, the Supreme Court approved a North Dakota voter ID law that will adversely impact Native Americans in the state. The law dictates that in order to register to vote, voters need to provide a street address. Many Native Americans in North Dakota live on reservations or in rural areas that lack street addresses. This means they would not be able to register to vote. Read the full story here:

In an Arizona special election, Maricopa County failed to send 140,000 voter ID cards. County recorder Adrian Fontes said the mistake was only "a little hiccup" in printing. The county also made headlines for the extraordinarily long wait times at the polls. Read the full story here:

In 2018, at least 20,000 names of Indiana voters were purged from voter rolls. The state admitted that the voters were purged in violation of a June 2018 federal court order that barred the state from using the notorious Interstate Crosscheck purge list sent to state officials by Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas. Read the full story here:

New Mexico became the 14th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The compact will give the electoral votes of the state to the winner of the national popular vote. Read the full story here:

In Colorado, the state Senate passed a bill to eliminate its participation in the electoral college and join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Read the full story here:

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