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With Voter Suppression, Intent Isn’t Everything

Written by Jack Mumby Voter ID laws have received a lot of criticism from civil rights groups on the grounds that they disproportionately target students, the elderly, the poor, and people of color– defenders typically reply that since the laws apply equally to everybody, they couldn’t possibly be discriminatory. Chicago-based Black Youth Project, a nonpartisan effort […]

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RNC Attendees Party Behind Closed Doors At Your Expense

Political conventions used to be the crown jewel of our democratic tradition, but now they’ve been reduced to a weeklong party at your expense- not only are you paying for it, but your lawmakers are being encouraged to put big business’ needs ahead of yours.

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Why is Congressional Accountability So Hard to Achieve?

Written by Steven Anderson The House Ethics Committee is once again at a standstill. They will announce Monday whether Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) will be punished for ethics violations. The evidence against her seems strong, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll be punished. This is because Republicans fear if they discipline Berkley then Democrats will […]

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Deceptive Election Practices and Voter Intimidation

The data show that blatant barriers of the past have been replaced with more subtle―but just as insidious―tactics to prevent specific blocs of voters from casting a meaningful ballot.

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Florida Gets Thumbs Up to Keep Purging Voters

Florida voter purges to continue

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