Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: voting

Will gun-shy Dems ever learn this core (if alarming) Trump lesson—relentless...

Democrats must treat voters as consumers who view politics (rightly) as “another marketable product.” A coherent party must deliver big, core, election-winning achievements—if only to avoid a mid-term bloodbath.

New book argues mandatory voting will fulfill America’s promise of democracy

Miles Rapoport and E.J. Dionne say a healthier political culture and more representative government will result when all eligible citizens vote.

How we stop a gerrymandering catastrophe

Our best shot at saving our democracy is right now. It’s time to act.

Mailed ballots boosted 2020’s turnout—will it work in 2022?

New research on the 2020 election confirms that mailed-out ballots boost turnout—especially when there are no bureaucratic hurdles for voters.

Key battleground states considering using digital ballot images to boost voter...

In Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, the GOP and Democrats are weighing a wider use of an essential election record to confirm the accuracy of controversial results.

Joe Biden’s voting rights strategy comes into focus

Laying down markers and filing lawsuits against states that cross lines.

Progressives sweep 2021’s municipal elections across Georgia

The grassroots organizing strategy that led to historic victories in 2020’s elections continued to boost voter turnout in communities of color.

The Georgia way: How to win elections

An oral history recounts the organizing that led to 2020’s historic presidential and senatorial victories in Georgia.

Progressives on Virginia loss: Corporate Democrats have only themselves to blame

The finger-pointing started days before the polls opened in Virginia, a state that has trended blue in recent years and that President Joe Biden won by 10 percentage points in 2020.

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Democrats remain the bulwark against losing what freedoms remain—like it or not!

If not Democrats, flawed or not, then who defies the menace of reaction, advances America, and even confronts climate change with serious, systemic reforms?

Media ignore criticism of DHS’s new ‘disinformation’ board—unless it’s from the right

The board’s stated mission would be to address “disinformation spread by foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” as well as “transnational criminal organizations and human-smuggling organizations.”

It’s not enough to resist—we have to build, too

So I want you to commit today: Double your efforts in the struggles you are involved in. Join that campaign you’ve been thinking about joining. Show that real solidarity.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time. 

God on his Side? Doug Mastriano’s rise in Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial primary

Another extreme wing of the Republican Party is emerging, and it’s not all Trump.