This collection on American democracy challenges and complements blog posts and opinion pieces that are typical staples of the 24/7 news cycle in the lead up to US elections. You'll find reports about election and campaign administration, voting access and participation, government performance and perceptions, the role of the media in civil society, and more.

Help us make this collection as politically inclusive as possible! Please suggest an addition. (More about what we're looking for...)

"VOTE!" by Paul Sableman licensed under CC BY 2.0

Search this collection

Clear all

2 results found

reorder grid_view

Secure MI Vote: Creating Insecurity for Community Polling Places

November 9, 2021

How a Republican ballot initiative could eliminate 20 percent of Michigan polling places by prohibiting the use of donated spaces: an analysis of religious spaces used as polling places in the 2020 election. This report includes an outline of how communities across the state could be affected and the challenges this would present to local clerks and voters, based on interviews with local clerks.

Campaigns and Elections

The Right’s Fight Against Fair Maps: How Michigan Republicans and right-wing groups have opposed independent redistricting, nonpartisan maps, and an equal voice for all voters.

October 26, 2021

Spending millions, filing lawsuits, spreading misinformation, and telling lies: how Michigan Republicans and right-wing groups have fought the historic effort to bring transparency and fairness to our state through an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. They have opposed and continue to oppose independent redistricting, nonpartisan maps, and an equal voice for all voters.

Government