Kevin Desouza and Kiran Somvanshi examine a recent blockchain pilot project in West Virginia as a model to make voting easier and more transparent. All voting should move to blockchain as quickly … Continue reading How blockchain could improve election transparency
Technology has made gerrymandering so effective as a political tool that it’s created districts where only extreme politics can win at the ballot box. The Supreme Court says it will take up … Continue reading Gerrymandering Is Poisoning Our Democracy by Killing Politicians’ Ability to Compromise
Great video to watch. Source: Mike Norman Economics: Can U.S. Elections Really Be Stolen? Yes. Continue reading Can U.S. Elections Really Be Stolen? Yes.
The Spanish electoral system is often referred to in such affectionate terms as “a historical accident” or “Machiavellian.” Its degree of democracy has been contested since its establishment in 1977, with graphs … Continue reading Democracy test: The Spanish Electoral System
Researchers say there’s been a huge leap in childhood obesity rates in rural China. They’re warning the government to take action now or face an even bigger crisis once the overweight kids grow up. Yeah, having spent a year in China, I can say I saw this quite a bit. American fast … Continue reading Children in China grow fat on western habits
A Wisconsin Republican congressman confirmed Democratic critics’ claims Tuesday when he pointed to the state’s new voter ID laws as a reason the Republican candidate will be competitive there in the general … Continue reading GOP congressman: Voter ID law will help Republicans
A new study backed by big business argues that lobbying is harming the American economy – and proposes regulation to address the problem Source: Even corporate America wants campaign finance reform to stop crony capitalism | Zephyr Teachout | Comment is free | The Guardian Continue reading Even corporate America wants campaign finance reform to stop crony capitalism
“My statistical analysis shows patterns indicative of vote manipulation in machines. The manipulation is relatively small, compared with the inherent variability of election results, but it is consistent. These results form a … Continue reading Statistician: Data Point to “Multiple Agents” Manipulating Election
With the Presidential election only weeks away, I’ve been asking a few friends if they’ve registered to vote, and you’d be surprised how often I hear the following response: “Um.. I’m not … Continue reading Wake Up and Vote!