Ashley Lopez appears in the following:
Thursday, May 04, 2023
There's no easy way for Floridians returning from prison to figure out what's needed to regain their voting rights. And advocates are critical of language set to be added to voter registration cards.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
With the Supreme Court weighing in on abortion — again — voters are once again contending with which party best represents their views on the issue.
Monday, April 24, 2023
As the Supreme Court weighs in on a lower court decision related to mifepristone, how do suburban voters in Texas - ground zero for restrictions - view the national conversation around abortion?
Thursday, April 06, 2023
A scandal affecting Michigan Republicans last year highlighted instances of suspected fraud in the signature-gathering process. Some states are now looking to crack down on bad actors.
Monday, April 03, 2023
Signature-gathering for elections can be fraught. This was highlighted last year, when several Michigan Republicans were blocked from the governor's ballot due to thousands of invalid signatures.
Wednesday, March 01, 2023
There are a number of state-level efforts to expand voting access to people with prior felony convictions. One measure is on the governor's desk in Minnesota.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Christian nationalism has been seen as outside the mainstream. But new data from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute indicates it's more common than many think.
Friday, January 27, 2023
County election supervisors say the new restrictions will create significant election reporting delays and a slew of costs for local election offices, and could disenfranchise large numbers of voters.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Hundreds of thousands of mail ballots were rejected across the country during the 2022 general election. That's about 1% of returned ballots, a rate similar to prior years.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
In 2022 Florida officials announced charges against 20 people for voter fraud, but the prosecution of these cases has hit some roadblocks.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Months after the controversial arrests, one case ended with a plea deal and at least three have been dismissed. And attorneys say Florida's cases face a tough road — even if they make it to trial.
Thursday, December 08, 2022
After a series of issues in Democratic-leaning Harris County on Election Day, Republican state leaders in Texas have suggested criminal charges may be warranted.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with author Jas Hammonds about their new book, "We Deserve Monuments."
Monday, November 28, 2022
After Republicans won big in Florida, Democrats and the groups that organize for them are reckoning with what went so red in the country's largest swing state.
Friday, November 11, 2022
One big reason: Arizona voters dropped off hundreds of thousands of mail ballots on Election Day. Now comes the arduous task of processing and tallying those ballots.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
About 27% of voters between the ages of 18-29 cast a ballot in the midterm election this year, according to an early estimate.
Friday, November 04, 2022
Mail ballot rejections spiked in the Texas state primaries in March. In the general election, the percentage of mail ballots that have so far been flagged for rejection has dropped.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
An estimated 2% of the U.S. voting age population is ineligible to cast a ballot due to a felony conviction. State-level felon disenfranchisement rates vary dramatically.
Friday, October 21, 2022
Latino voters are sought-after swing voters, and Democrats and Republicans are spending a lot to win them over. In states such as Texas, Latino voters could change the outcome of midterm elections.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order extending early voting and mail ballot access for certain voters who were affected by Hurricane Ian ahead of elections this fall.