The growth of small-dollar donations has made races more competitive, as incumbents face challenges from well-funded opponents.
Democracy in America articles
This Democracy in America archive has all our articles about election reform in the United States. The section is meant to encourage discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the election system and help you build new ideas for the future. Be sure to check out our main section on American democracy as well.
Can The Courts Police Gerrymanders?
A North Carolina court ruled that courts don’t have the ability to determine if a political map is legal, giving legislators a free pass.
Ranked Voting’s Rare But Real Mathematical Flaws
RCV has some theoretical and historically observed flaws, and should be assessed for pros and cons before adoption.
How Megadonors Circumvent Laws To Buy Politicians
America’s megadonors pump cash into political systems, circumventing finance laws using joint fundraising committees.
Bipartisan Ban On Stock Trading In Congress Introduced
AOC, Gaetz & Fitzpatrick introduced the Restoring Faith in Government Act to ban Congress members from trading stocks.
Battle Over Ranked Voting Rages Nationwide
Advocates of ranked-choice voting say it helps women and people of color candidates participate in a more democratic election system.
Report Details Pentagon-to-Contractor Lobbying
672 former officials worked for top defense contractors, 91% in lobbying roles, as they receive significant government contracts.
Why Presidential Candidates Form Exploratory Committees
Exploratory committees allow candidates to campaign without running initially, but most who form them eventually run.
Montana Defeats Restrictive Third Party Access Bill
Lawmakers stymied an attempted revival of legislation that would raise the signature threshold for third-party and independent candidates.
Election Officials’ Ideas For Stopping A 2024 Crisis
The United States of America is preparing for its presidential elections come 2024 and election officials are gearing up to prevent a crisis.