Voters rejected a hand-picked Republican candidate for state Supreme Court as well as an effort to eliminate a key watchdog position. Watch out Governor Walker. more



Alexandra Tempus

Wisconsin high schoolers—and older constituents, too—show the NRA-favorite House Speaker that his hometown ground is shifting. more


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In an age when anyone with access to a computer or smartphone can spread falsehoods, we all have a civic duty to be discerning news consumers. more

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United Steelworkers

I want Trump to remember me and all those voters he betrayed. I want him to know that he’s not making America great again for workers like me. more

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George Hodan

The stakes are not merely about the arcane and obscure slicing and dicing of district boundaries, but raise far more fundamental questions about the increasing threats to real democracy in the United States. more



Theresa Thompson

Kate Clinton wants you to make voting a habit. Listen in for some good reasons why, along with some knock-knock jokes—free! more


After years of whipping up hysteria about mass illegal voting that simply doesn’t exist, far-right activists now have the official support of Trump to advance voter suppression. But there's something Americans can do about it. more



The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

This cat is already out of the bag. A special investigative report. more

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Joe Brusky

Politicians should not be choosing their voters. It’s supposed to be the other way around. more


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Across the country, volunteers have been canvassing their neighbors to find out what they think about politics. more


“All North Carolinians can rest assured that Republican legislators will continue fighting to protect the integrity of our elections by implementing the common-sense requirement to show a photo ID when we vote.” more



Mark Buckawicki

Trump claims 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election; in fact only 4 (four) cases of voter fraud have been documented. So, really, what is this new commission on electoral integrity all about? more




A thousand activists gathered in Washington, D.C. at the People’s Action convention this past weekend. Their target? Translating protests into electoral victory. more


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Gage Skidmore

A series of disastrous new rightwing policies and a call for a Convention of States underscore the danger of states’ lordship over cities. more


A panel of federal judges just ruled that Wisconsin must redraw its illegally rigged election boundaries. A new case aims to limit partisan redistricting for good. more


A close look at Trump’s razor-thin margins reveals a lot about the real mandate for the next U.S. President. more

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Are the margins so out of whack that something *must* be askew? more

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The recount aims to confirm a fair and accurate voting system. more


A North Dakota voter (likely white) has three times more say in who gets to be President. A California voter—most likely to be not white—has a vote worth only about 83% as the rest of the country. more

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