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Help Slate report on gerrymandering, voter suppression, and other threats to democracy.

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Ever since Slate launched 22 years ago, our writers have been dedicated to highlighting an issue that’s central to our democracy and our self-conception as Americans: the principle of one person, one vote.

Our coverage of voting rights has been consistently sharp, informed, and vital. Mark Joseph Stern has tracked the Supreme Court’s progress on gerrymandering and provided analysis you won’t find anywhere else. Dahlia Lithwick has probed the ugly history, and the consequences, of voter ID requirements. Jeremy Stahl has investigated the suspicious destruction of data from Georgia’s vulnerable election system. And Jamelle Bouie has made the case for a constitutional amendment establishing the right to vote.

We’ve written about the ongoing need for the Voting Rights Act and its death at the hands of Chief Justice John Roberts. We’ve explored how voter ID laws discriminate against women, how the concept of “voter fraud” makes no sense, and how the right tries to rationalize voter suppression. We’ve examined the mysterious disappearance of an “electoral integrity” group, explained the danger posed by our decrepit election infrastructure, and even turned the country’s most egregious congressional gerrymanders into an interactive jigsaw puzzle.

With the 2018 midterms approaching, we want to do more. That’s why we’re asking you to help us expand our coverage of gerrymandering, disenfranchisement, voter suppression, and other threats to democracy.

Thousands of Slate readers have already joined Slate Plus to help support our journalism, and we couldn’t be more grateful. If you haven’t joined yet—or you’re a Plus member who wants to contribute even more—click here to help fund this important work.

Gabriel Roth is a Slate senior editor and the editorial director of Slate Plus.