Through ballot initiatives, voters in red states have defied legislators’ wishes and produced liberal outcomes in recent years. Republicans want to make the practice harder, or even eliminate it. Is this a step in the right direction or two steps back? Source: Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy … Continue reading Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy – The New York Times
The statement from Reid Hoffman comes after he along with executives at hundreds of businesses signed a letter condemning Georgia’s new voting law. The next step is to stop funding politicians period, but one step at a time! Source: LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting Continue reading LinkedIn Founder Hoffman: Don’t Donate to Politicians Restricting Voting
Here are the most significant changes to voting in the state, as written into the new law: Voters will now have less time to request absentee ballots. There are strict new ID requirements for absentee ballots. It’s now illegal for election officials to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters. Drop … Continue reading What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does
At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting. In the interest of shoring “up public confidence in the integrity of elections after the 2020 presidential contest”, proposed voting law changes in 43 states would actually decrease the amount of people … Continue reading New proposed voting laws could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters
In 2013, the court gutted a key provision of the law, citing that Section 2 of the act still bars discrimination in voting nationwide. Now, Section 2 is in the conservative court’s crosshairs. The remaining part of the voting rights act that overwhelmingly protects minorities in rural areas is itself in danger … Continue reading Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Voting Rights Act
Election night may morph into election week if the contest is close – but here are the moments the presidential race will hinge on For the first time in US history, more … Continue reading US election 2020 guide: what time results are expected – and what to watch for
Texas, a 2020 jump-ball state once considered a layup for Republicans, is shattering turnout records, with the number of early in-person and mail-in ballots now exceeding the total number of votes cast in the 2016 election. What this means for the Republicans, who took the state in 2016, nobody knows yet, but … Continue reading More People Have Voted Early in Texas Than the State’s Entire 2016 Turnout
The 14th Amendment says states that infringe the vote must lose representation in Congress. It’s time to actually make this happen. Interesting! Source: Politico – The Lost 110 Words of Our Constitution Continue reading The Lost 110 Words of Our Constitution
The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, but in Texas and elsewhere, roadblocks to the polls are being erected. Source: The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are … Continue reading The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It.
A leaked audio recording reveals how state lawmakers are taught to trash evidence, avoid the word gerrymander, and create an appearance of bipartisanship. Gerrymandering is just bad for democracy as it allows … Continue reading ALEC’s gerrymandering summit taught lawmakers how to get away with gerrymandering.
Senate electoral process means although Democrats received more overall votes for the Senate than Republicans, that does not translate to more seats In the United States, each state gets 2 senators per … Continue reading Democrats got millions more votes – so how did Republicans win the Senate?
Brazil’s elections are plagued by virtually none of the problems that mar the credibility of U.S. elections year after year. Why? Even Brazil with all the bad political stuff going on, with … Continue reading Comparing U.S. and Brazilian Elections Shows How Rampant Voter Suppression Is