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
So vote. Source: Opinion | The Best Way to Protect Democracy Is to Practice It – The New York Times Continue reading The Best Way to Protect Democracy Is to Practice It
A slew of leftwing Democrats are running in the midterms – but some believe it’s too soon for a full-scale embrace of progressive ideas If the Democrats continue to be timid and keep chasing the “middle” that really isn’t the middle anymore.. it’s more to the right, then they will lose the … Continue reading Lean left: is America ready for a wave of Bernie Sanders-inspired socialists?
Its elections no longer convert the popular will into control of government In no other two-party system does the party that receives the most votes routinely find itself out of power. Source: … Continue reading American democracy’s built-in bias towards rural Republicans – Voting reform
The constitution was not designed for the two-party politics it unwittingly encouraged The source of this discrepancy is that Democrats will win their seats with big majorities in fewer districts, whereas Republicans … Continue reading America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats – The minority majority
Hackers find the foundation of democracy is on shaky ground thanks to shoddy technology. Time to move away from electronic voting machines that don’t offer a paper trail and operate on proprietary … Continue reading Hackers Break Into Voting Machines Within 2 Hours at Defcon
The GOP-controlled state government recently passed a law that critics say amounts to placing a “poll tax” on college students. The idea is to make students have to register as permanent residents … Continue reading New Hampshire makes it tougher for students to vote. Democrats call it ‘devious’ suppression.
Country’s top court equates e-voting critics with conspiracy theorists. So they are doing away with any verifiable voting mechanism and going all-in on electronic voting that can 100% be tampered with on … Continue reading In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots
Will young voters make a difference in November? Millennials are the largest potential voting block, so they can make a difference if they vote. Source: Parkland student activists announce summer voter registration … Continue reading Parkland student activists announce summer voter registration tour
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