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
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