Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President

By Jon Jeter, Truthout.org -

Sen. Cory Booker’s announcement on February 1 that he is entering the 2020 presidential race brings the number of African-American Democrats seeking their party’s nomination to two, making the [...]

Finally, A Shred Of Good News As Former Felons Register To Vote In Florida

By Samantha Grasso, Splinternews.com -

This time next year, as Republicans work overtime to convince their constituents to stick with Donald Trump and Democrats compete in a battle of who can puff the biggest vape cloud on Periscope, [...]

The Man From The North Commentary On The Elections

By Rivera Sun, Essays by Man From the North -

The Vote - the beloved, abused, scorned, corrupted, stolen, hijacked, pointless, profound, hopeful, depressing, hard-won, cherished vote - is not the only way to take action for meaningful [...]

Federal Judge Won’t Block Voter ID Law That Strips Native Americans Of Their Voting Rights

By Alexandra Jacobo, Nationofchange.org -

A federal judge in North Dakota has denied an emergency motion that sought to seek relief for Native Americans against a state voter ID law that will make it so that “hundreds, perhaps thousands [...]

Election Rigging And The Decline Of American Democracy

By Dan Sisken, Occupy.com -

In the mid 1990s, scholars of politics in the Arab world published a book titled “Democracy without Democrats?” It appeared in the midst of a period of liberalization in some Arab countries that [...]

Voting Matters, But Staying Engaged Matters More

By Jill Richardson, Other Words. -

After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, my Facebook feed filled up with people telling one another to vote in the midterms. “If you don’t like what’s happening in America, vote!” they said. And [...]

A Progressive Platform To Take Back Chicago In 2019

By Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Rossana Rodriguez, Inthesetimes.com -

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek a third term has sent the city’s political and business communities into a speculative frenzy. While Chicago’s financial elite is preoccupied [...]

The 1% Has A Dark Plot To Replace American Democracy With An Elite Plutocracy — And It’s Working

By Leo Gerard, Independentmediainstitute.org -

They’ve got all that money but, hypothetically, no more voting power than their chauffeur or yacht captain or nanny in a one-person, one-vote democracy. In this one-person, one-vote democracy, [...]

Voters Shift Left—Thanks To Social Media?

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

The Pew Research Center (3/1/18) recently released a survey on political attitudes by generation. “America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before,” was the takeaway [...]

On The Technical Aspects Of Voting, Venezuela Does It Right

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Caracas, Venezuela - The voting system in Venezuela cannot be technically challenged in any serious way. It is open, transparent, leaves a voter-verified paper record and can easily be recounted [...]

Voter Suppression Law Goes On Trial

By Sam Levine, Huffingtonpost.com -

In 2013, Donna Bucci, a woman in her 50′s living in Wichita, Kansas, went to renew her driver’s license. Bucci had been Kansas resident for a few years, and decided to use her trip to the DMV as [...]

Calling Out The Kobach Commission For What It Is

By Emma Olson Sharky, www.billmoyers.com -

By Emma Olson Sharky for Moyers and Company - In the coverage that followed the recent meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity, the media focused on the testimony of [...]

1 In 4 Voters Live In States With Automatic Voter Registration

By Staff, www.brennancenter.org -

By Staff of Brennan Center for Justice - Chicago, IL – Today, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill to bring automatic voter registration to the state, which could help sign up more than 1 [...]

Hackers Breach Dozens Of Voting Machines Brought To Conference

By Joe Uchill, www.thehill.com -

By Joe Uchill for The Hill - LAS VEGAS — One of the nation’s largest cybersecurity conferences is inviting attendees to get hands-on experience hacking a slew of voting machines, demonstrating to [...]

The Latest Challenges To The South’s Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

By Olivia Paschal, www.facingsouth.org -

By Olivia Paschal for Facing South - While all Southern states have laws disenfranchising people while they are incarcerated and on probation or parole, Florida stands out with one of the [...]

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