Partisan Gerrymandering May Soon Be Unconstitutional

Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on two cases, anti-gerrymandering action at the state level is well underway.

VoShannon Faulk, center, of San Antonio, Texas, wears a mask that says "silenced" while protesting with others outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)ter roll purges protest

Sometime before June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down rulings on two cases with momentous impacts on who controls power in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. “These cases are likely to be the most important democracy cases in decades,” says Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York

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New Law Could Send Armed Secret Service Agents to Polling Places

Nestled into the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act, a new provision allows the president to send armed Secret Service agents to America’s polling places.

Voters use electronic voting machines at the Schiller Recreation Center polling station on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.

SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION AT POLLING PLACES. This section shall not prevent any officer or agent of the United States Secret Service from providing armed protective services authorized under section 3056 or pursuant to a Presidential memorandum at any place where a general or special election is held. [emphasis added]– H.R. 2825, section

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Un medio blanqueado formado por la Ley de Telecomunicaciones de Bill Clinton ignora las razones de la derrota de Hillary

La preocupación actual de los medios por todo lo ruso, cuando la amenaza mucho más inminente está mucho más cerca de casa, representa lo que se conoce como "disonancia cognitiva", que en los Estados Unidos se manifiesta como el intento reflexivo de los colonos blancos de racionalizar su propio salvajismo para evitar verdades inquietantes e incluso traumatizantes.

The crowd cheers as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

MILWAUKEE (Analysis) -- The Donald Trump who addressed a small audience in Miami’s Little Haiti community, seven weeks before Election Day 2016, appeared to be an impostor. Gone were the gunslinger’s swagger, the arrogant smirk, and the shrill condescension, and in their place stood a subdued – almost humble – candidate, who seemed to be making

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Election 2017: What an Honestly Counted US Election Might Look Like

Election 2017’s results speak volumes about the truth of our country and are worth real celebration. But anyone who draws the conclusion, based on those results, that 2018 and 2020 won’t be rigged is someone I’d love to see across a poker table.

New Jersey gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy is seen as balloons drop during his election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP/Julio Cortez)

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA (Analysis) -- In the wake of last week’s off-off-year mini-election in the U.S., there’s been a lot of undisguised celebrating going on, even among the professionally impartial. Protests, parades, petitions, polls, tweets, and op-eds may be indicators of national mood, but elections remain the only official scorecard -- our

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Donald Trump Warned Of A ‘Rigged’ Election, Was He Right?

With Donald Trump formally installed in the Oval Office, election integrity activist Jonathan Simon crunches the numbers and reflects on Election 2016, the death of electoral transparency and the thwarting of public will.

Voters cast their ballots at Cynthia Mann Elementary School in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. (AP/Otto Kitsinger)

SANTA CRUZ, California --- (Insights) Whether viewed in terms of outcome or of process, the story of the 2016 presidential election is one so grim that it calls for a trigger warning for anyone of ethical sensibilities or faith in the workings of democracy. In a year that will be remembered by many for the number of revered individuals we lost,

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Jill Stein’s Recount Uncovers ‘Economic Extortion’ & Broken Voting Tech

‘Democracy should be all about transparency and accountability and voter participation. What we see in the recount is exactly the opposite,’ the Green Party’s presidential candidate tells MintPress News.

Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks at a news conference in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein is spearheading recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Update Dec. 12, 2016: On Monday, a judge rejected Jill Stein's request for a recount in Pennsylvania.     AUSTIN, Texas --- Despite numerous obstacles ranging from the financial to the political, Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is pushing forward with a controversial recount campaign. “This is not what democracy looks

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