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The White House

A new kind of voter suppression is being perpetrated by the federal government and flying largely under the radar: a multi-faceted effort to prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens in time to vote. Read more

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Demilitarize the Police, Black Lives Matter

Johnny Silvercloud

A new census of black America shows that despite a high level of political engagement, more than half of respondents think that politicians do not care about black people. Read more

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Plaintiffs are litigating voting rights cases in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, and several other states. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all will be more uncertain and expensive thanks to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Read more

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The Great Hack

Netflix

“Digital rights are human rights.” A review of the film, The Great Hack. Read more

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Rrrrred

The new law is already having a chilling effect on voting rights groups’ work to register voters in underrepresented communities. Read more

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They join a growing push to change one of the most unfair voting maps in the country. Read more

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Library of Congress

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the unanimous Senate passage of the resolution she co-sponsored celebrating a century since the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Read more

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Steve Nass

Cases on gerrymandering and the new Census citizenship question will shape the political playing field. Read more

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U.S. Census Bureau

The idea for reinstating the citizenship question came from discussions including White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, both of whom have long histories as proponents of anti-immigrant policies. Read more

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If the court upholds partisan gerrymandering, it will be a bad day for democracy. Read more

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Trump voters in swing states say they want populist reforms, and have enacted progressive change via ballot initiatives Read more

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

This year marked the first use of RCV in a federal election in United States history. Read more

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350 Tacoma

“We can’t just go through their system as normal, trusting that they’ll take care of us. So we’re walking out.” Read more

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Voting for the lesser of two evils isn’t always enough to get people out to the polls, but maybe voting to reverse a trend sending us toward some version of an American apartheid is. Read more

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Stop them! Vote Tuesday, November 6th. Read more

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Michael Fleshman

Massive voter purges have been grabbing headlines while more mundane efforts are flying under the radar. Read more

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Pixnio

A groundswell of grassroots citizens push back against the confusion and apathy that might prevent voters from heading to the polls. Read more

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They’re coming to get you. As a matter of fact, they’ve been coming to get you for quite a while. Read more

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MaxPixel

As the 2018 midterm election approaches, the party is no longer making efforts to disguise its appeals to racism. Read more

Op-Eds

Undoing the harm that Donald Trump has done will require continual struggle, involving much more profound commitments than just making it to the polls. Read more

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