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Trump's Voter Suppression Team Is Playing the Long Game

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13 mentions3 days ago
Earlier this week, the ACLU and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law each filed separate lawsuits against the Trump administration, alleging that its Commission on Election Integrity is ...

We’re on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis

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There were many reasons to be alarmed by the transcript of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday interview with The New York Times, but if you drew back the lenses of time ...

Arnie lends some muscle to the campaign against gerrymandering

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He compares politicians in gerrymandered districts to overweight people who should “go to the fucking gym” SHORTLY after winning election as governor of California in 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger watched leaders ...

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

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Hey, fellow non-Texan! What if I told you that three federal judges in San Antonio, Texas are weighing arguments about racial bias in the creation of three congressional districts, and ...

The Top Ten Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States

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(In the first half of this essay, Gerrymandering 101, I explained how gerrymandering works and why it's so ubiquitous. Here in the exciting conclusion I name and shame the ten ...

Trump Team, ALEC, Koch Industries Debate Gerrymandering the U.S. Senate in Denver

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By Mary Bottari and David Armiak Now that GOP state legislators have complete control of 25 state legislatures and governorships, some extremists are preparing to use their clout to gerrymander ...

Democrats Better Focus on the Races That Matter in '18 or We Will Have Another Decade of Right-Wing Extremists in Charge

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Retaking the House in 2018 slows the GOP. Only governors can stop GOP gerrymanders and political monopolies through 2031. For most of this decade, Democrats have not understood why they ...

Can Obama un-rig the GOP’s gerrymandered map? Here are the wins the Dems need first

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Excerpted from "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count" by David Daley (Liveright/WW Norton). Copyright 2017 David Daley. Excerpted with permission of the publisher.On another dreary, drizzly morning in Washington, weeks ...

Abortion rights face a full-on assault at the state level

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With national focus on GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, attention is being diverted away from another critical health crisis: state-wide efforts to legislate and restrict reproductive rights.

Group seeks Michigan ballot proposal to end gerrymandering

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LANSING — A group says it wants to amend Michigan’s constitution to end political gerrymandering of election districts, taking the job of drawing the districts away from politicians and putting ...

The Evolution of Azavea’s Redistricting and Gerrymandering Work

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In part 1 of our series on Azavea’s redistricting and gerrymandering work, we look at the history of our involvement in this space and what we’re currently working on. Gerrymandering,

This country deserves much better than Trump

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42 mentions2 days ago
It’s exhausting, I know, but don’t let outrage fatigue numb you to the moral bankruptcy and gross incompetence of the Trump administration. This ugly departure from American norms and values ...

Lawyers and the Constitution Alone Won’t Save Us From Donald Trump

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The pattern is so familiar that it almost starts to feel rational. Nearly every day, for the six-month slog that has been the Donald Trump presidency, it’s gone like this: ...

Judges will rule on racial gerrymandering in Texas, with national implications

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Minorities are the majority in Texas, but state and district maps purposefully do not reflect this, according to a major redistricting court case. In a trial that could have major ...

Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit accusing NC lieutenant governor and legislators of holding illegal session

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A Superior Court judge rejected Tuesday a request from North Carolina’s lieutenant governor and legislative leaders to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of violating the state Constitution when they hastily ...

Justice Democrat Ro Khanna Wants to Reform Campaign Finance

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With its 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the Supreme Court began radically transforming our campaign finance system, and, by extension, how American democracy functions. That spending money could be ...

Liberal Columnist On Democratic Winning Message: ‘I Haven’t Heard It Yet’

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Well, it should come to no one’s surprise that Democrats are still chickens with their heads cut off. They’re deep in the wilderness, with no clear economic agenda. The one ...

22 million Eligible Democratic Votes were Eliminated from the 2016 Election? Was Russia Involved?

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In one of the most brazen and effective attacks on our Democracy, 22 million eligible voters — the overwhelming majority of which came from Democratic voting blocs — were eliminated from registration rolls nationwide ...

How can Mike Pence get away with outrageous lies about the health care bill?

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18 mentions4 days ago
You’re not insane. The congressional Republicans and the White House are absolutely lying about the impact of Trumpcare, and as with their lies about the Trump-Russia scandal, the lies are ...

Vermont Secretary Of State Tells Trump Voter Fraud Panel It Can Best Help Voters By Folding

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Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos (D) told President Donald Trump’s commission it could best support local officials administering elections by ceasing to exist. Condos made the recommendation in a ...

Supreme Court case may shake up elections

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Donald Trump Steve Scalise ObamaCare Changing America By Lydia Wheeler - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington ...

This hackathon is taking on gerrymandering

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Meet Amy Lee Walton. She’s the woman using her JFDI attitude to helm a hackathon that tackles gerrymandering. This weekend, Thursday Network will be calling on D.C. technologists for its ...

Trump's election commission is a reunion for a controversial Bush Justice Department division

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The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President George W. Bush was mired in scandal over illegal politically motivated hiring practices and controversial enforcement of voting rights laws. The key ...

The Second Leg of The New Jim Crow is Here: We Must Abolish the So-Called 'Election Integrity Commission'

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7 mentions22 hours ago
Yesterday, while Trump's so-called "Election Integrity Commission" had its first meeting and swearing-in ceremony inside, I was humbled to closeout the (nationally trending) #RespectMyVote Rally outside of the White House ...

Republicans Are in Control. Why Is Nothing Working?

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11 mentions2 days ago
Remember all those rallies out in The Heartland, where economic anxiety drove all those back-row folks to show up and cheer about locking her up and throwing them out and ...

QUIZ: Gerrymandered US Congressional District Or Rorschach Inkblot?

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3 mentions7 days ago
QUIZ: Gerrymandered US Congressional District Or Rorschach Inkblot? Elections are so rigged in this country you can't tell the difference.Disclaimer Get the best of Business Insider delivered to your inbox ...

Why isn’t voter suppression considered political corruption?

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet. On Election Day last November, Gladys Harris, 66, of Milwaukee went to cast her vote for president of the United States. Harris had lost ...

Politicians can’t seem to do it, but these citizens are learning how to find common ground

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Like so many Americans, most of Donna Murphy’s social circle shared her politics. So when she, a self-described liberal, was tasked with putting together a weekend-long event with an equal ...

The New Assault on Voting Rights

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For a while there, it appeared that the GOP’s long-running assault on voting rights was finally losing steam. In recent years, federal courts have struck down or significantly weakened several ...

Here's Why the Kushner Family's Real-Estate Pitch to China Is Troubling

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Thanks to President Trump’s son-in-law, a controversial program that trades visas for real-estate investment is back in the news. Back in January, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, resigned from ...


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11 mentions1 week ago
We quickly lose sight of how exceptional the bizarre moments of the past six months have been. It would have seemed ludicrous one week ago that we’d be sitting here ...

Gov. Brown's climate change deal was a lesson in compromise that should be studied in the White House

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One particular message to the agriculture industry was simple: You want Gov. Jerry Brown to be a friend or an enemy the rest of his term? Friends will support his ...

Can Roy Cooper Show Democrats How to Win Again?

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RALEIGH, N.C.—Roy Cooper wants Democrats to do something they haven’t done in state politics in years: Go on offense. His eyes on 2018 state legislature races and potential special elections ...

Some 2016 House GOP Landslide Winners May Not Be Safe in 2018

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The good news for House Republicans, according to a detailed analysis of the midterm landscape from Kyle Kondik of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, is that 226 of the 241 GOP ...

What Nancy MacLean Gets Wrong About James Buchanan

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Brown v. Board of Education—the 1954 Supreme Court decision that desegregated American public schools—was located in Topeka, Kansas, a city that was overwhelmingly white. Brown overturned a policy set by ...

Be wary: Trump and Putin could yet bring democracy to a halt

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7 mentions5 days ago
In November next year the United States will hold its midterm elections. Every seat in the House of Representatives, and a third of the seats in the Senate, will be ...

It looks like the state of California is bailing out Tesla

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The California state Assembly passed a $3-billion subsidy program for electric vehicles, dwarfing the existing program. The bill is now in the state Senate. If passed, it will head to ...

This is Why the GOP House is Safe in 2018

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This is an excerpted from Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count by David Daley (Liveright/WW Norton). The strategist who dared imagine Republican domination of Congress and the states has a ...

Trump Tries To Bully And Threaten Senator At Health Care Lunch (Video)

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They call it strategic seating. That was the plan. Donald Trump would place himself right next to Nevada Senator Dean Heller in order to “persuade” him to go from a ...

Voter Fraud Extremely Rare, Conference Panel Agrees

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SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Despite sharp differences of opinion on a variety of issues related to the nexus of elections and the court system, a panel of experts at the ...

Court releases October calendar

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3 mentions24 hours ago
The Supreme Court term that ended in late June may have lacked the high-profile cases found in many of the terms that preceded it, but the new term will have ...

Here's a reality check: this Trump Jr storm will not lead to impeachment

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4 mentions1 week ago
The latest New York Times blockbuster revealing the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, knowingly accepting a meeting in 2016 with a Russian lawyer in the hope of getting damaging information ...

On climate change, US politicians more conservative than citizens

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AnalysisAcademics have identified a skew in American politics, in which policies that are implemented are much more conservative than average Americans prefer. A new paperby David Broockman at Stanford University ...

Only a progressive renaissance can rebuild the middle class

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6 mentions5 days ago
Had all Democrats told the truth—that taxpayer dollars are responsible for most of the research and development for drugs that are later marketed by pharmaceutical companies at obscenely escalated prices—it ...

DeQuince Brown Raises Money for Defense After Police Kill Her Boyfriend

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DeQuince Erin Brown is launching a crowdfunding campaign to help with legal fees after an Evangeline Parish, La., sheriff’s officer killed her boyfriend and charged her with attempted murder. Brown,

IATSE Convention Opens With Congressman’s Speech About Piracy Threat

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Business IATSE Delegates to the opening day of IATSE’s 68th Convention in Hollywood, FL, heard a local U.S. congressman blast President Donald Trump and Congress for failing to address one ...

Why We Hired a Civil Rights Reporter

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5 mentions1 week ago
Over the last five years, federal courts have repeatedly ruled that the Texas Legislature intentionally discriminated against racial minorities. That’s a high bar. Courts are often reticent to impute motives ...

Editorial: What Can We Really Do About Trump? And What Is Trump Doing to Us?

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5 mentions4 days ago
There is Trump trauma and anti-Trump resistance. We need to focus on both. AlterNet is working on new initiatives to address the toll Trump is taking on our psyches and ...

The party of failure

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3 mentions2 days ago
Mitch McConnell's last-ditch effort to simply repeal the Affordable Care Act crumbled to dust Tuesday, a little more than 12 hours after he proposed it in the wake of the ...

Under a Trump Administration, the Power of the Vote Is in Increasing Danger

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It hasn’t even been two weeks since Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state and co-chair of President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission, asked for complete voter data from all 50 ...

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