2020 issue explainers

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 plan to increase voting access and security

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Photo: Joe Skipper/Getty Images

2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a policy proposal on Tuesday outlining her plan to reform and secure the voting process across the U.S.

The big picture: Democrats — both in the House and on the 2020 trail — have made election security a top priority, citing continued cyber threats from Russia and other foreign nations. They've also spoken out against voting restrictions, which have disproportionately affected African Americans' ability to vote, especially across the South.

Where top 2020 Democrats stand on abortion policy

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders
Photo: John Amis/Mandel Ngan/Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates are using a flurry of restrictive new abortion laws to highlight their push for better access to reproductive health care, as red states take aim at the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. More candidates laid out policy details at a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday.

The big picture: Democrats started consistently supporting abortion rights after 1988, per Gallup. Now, they're being called upon to propose specific policy plans about how they would tackle what many are framing as the most severe attacks on women’s reproductive rights in decades.