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Texas Is Poised to Make It Easier to Jail People for Voting Errors

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Georgia Joins National Anti-Abortion Onslaught With “Heartbeat Ban” Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Middle-Class Guilt Trip Locking Up Drug “Dealers” to Save Users Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border It’s Time to End U.S. Military […]

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading every other presidential candidate in support from Hispanic voters, who make up a significant chunk of his base, recent polling finds. Sustaining this support will be critical to Sanders’s shot at the Democratic nomination, as Latinx voters will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate […]

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To make the 2020 primary campaign more democratic, we should demand a system that takes all voter preferences into account. That system is ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting (RCV) has a long, albeit niche history in the United States. Sen. Bernie Sanders stands as the current frontrunner of announced candidates for the 2020 Democratic […]

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After two presidential races in the last five in which the victor won the Electoral College but not the popular vote, Americans are reconsidering how they choose their presidents. According to a 2018 survey by the Pew Charitable Trusts, 55% of voters believe the president should be chosen by popular vote. Reflecting that desire, Sen. […]

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by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz A New York Times “exposé” (3/17/19) of Cuban doctors’ supposed interference in Venezuelan elections was riddled with inaccuracies, omissions and misrepresentations. After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York […]

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Judge: Mississippi Suit to Cover All Who Lost Voting Rights

February 16, 2019           |                                       

JACKSON, Miss.—A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes considerably. A victory by the plaintiffs could […]

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Mitch McConnell Hates Democracy

February 3, 2019           |                                       

Despite Backlash, Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across Country Establishment Democrats Are Trying to Unseat Ocasio-Cortez The Polar Vortex Is Climate Disruption in Action Deportation Is an Emergency. Here’s One Coalition’s Way of Fighting It. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and Omar Call for Cuts to ICE Funding Stopgap Measure to Reopen Government Will Strain SNAP Recipients You […]

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Voting rights groups and Democratic lawmakers looked on in alarm Wednesday as Republican leaders broadcast open hostility toward policies that would curb corruption and make it easier for Americans to vote. Speaking on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) mocked a provision in the For the People Act (H.R. 1) that would make […]

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When Ronald Campbell went to his polling location in Horry County, South Carolina, to vote in the 2018 midterms, he wasn’t expecting it to become an odyssey. But when he and his wife arrived at their polling location, the lines were so long that Ronald feared he and his wife wouldn’t be physically able to […]

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Give Children the Vote, Strengthen Democracy

January 14, 2019           |                                       

In December 2018 David Runciman, Head of Politics at Cambridge University, made the radical proposal that children as young as six should be allowed to vote in elections to deal with the age bias in contemporary democracies. Allowing children to vote he said, would give a ‘jolt of energy’ to democracy. While the thought of […]

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Scott Walker’s time in office is ending as it began—with an attack on voting rights. But it will only backfire on the GOP. The GOP attack on early voting stands out as especially egregious because it exposes both a contempt for voters as well as the law. The final act of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s […]

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Wisconsin elected the state’s respected school superintendent as governor on November 6. Now a disgruntled GOP leadership is schooling the nation on hypocrisy and partisan power grabs. After an all-nighter Wednesday, Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald succeeded in passing a package of bills to diminish the power of newly elected Democratic […]

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Tar Heel Democrats are voting to expand voter rights, while Republicans push voter IDs to hold on to power. We speak to NC state representative Graig Meyer The post As Voter Fraud Scandal in North Carolina Deepens, Democrats Push Voting Rights Bill appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Imagine if a governor lost in November but then got his cronies in the legislature to pursue a bill he could sign in his final days in office stripping away his successor’s powers and essentially keeping him in charge. That’s basically what’s happening in Wisconsin. The current Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature introduced a slew of legislation […]

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In a firm rebuke of President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy, the Republican-controlled Senate voted 63-37 on Wednesday to advance a piece of legislation that would direct the president to withdraw U.S. forces from assisting the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. The resolution — originally introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Mike Lee, R-Utah; and Chris […]

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