Ashley Lopez

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Advocates in Florida clamor for a fix for the formerly incarcerated who want to vote

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.


Abortion policies could make the Republican Party's 'suburban women problem' worse

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.


Recent abortion policies could help sway women voters in the South

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?


The price of a ballot signature is way up, and experts worry it's encouraging fraud

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.


There's a fraud problem with signature-gathering for elections

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.


More states appear poised to expand voting access for people who were incarcerated

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.


More than half of Republicans support Christian nationalism, according to a new survey

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.


Local election officials in Florida call for scrapping new ID rules for mail voting

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.


Despite mail voting changes, ballot rejections remain relatively low in 2022 midterms

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.


Encore: Prosecution against 20 people in Florida for voter fraud hits roadblocks

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.


Florida's effort to charge 20 people with voter fraud 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.


An election probe heightens the tension between Texas leaders and the Houston area

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.


Author Jas Hammonds on their new book, 'We Deserve Monuments'

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with author Jas Hammonds about their new book, "We Deserve Monuments."


Don't call Florida a red state yet: Left-leaning groups say their voters stayed home

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.


Voter behavior and election rules contribute to slower counting in Arizona

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.


Turnout among young voters was the second highest for a midterm in past 30 years

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.


Texas officials say they're rejecting fewer mail ballots than the primary's big spike

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.


In the U.S., some 4.6 million people are disenfranchised due to a felony conviction

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.


In Texas, Democrats and Republicans are trying to win over Latino swing voters

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.


Florida governor eases voting rules in counties slammed by Hurricane Ian

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.