David Axelrod hosted mayors of Boston, New Orleans, Denver and Gary for discussion on the power of city mayors
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In one precinct in Thomas County, Georgia not one person exercised their civic duty and cast a ballot
Was evolving authority to state governments a response to the rise of Black political empowerment in American cities?
They go by many names, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, charities, but what has been their role in promoting democracy?
The New York City public campaign finance system is sending its first real warning signs of trouble
Rivals in mayoral contest are battling over whether city voters should get a chance to re-instate runoff elections
Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Wednesday launched a new drive to become the 51st US state
Final details have been worked out for ranked-choice voting in Santa Fe, New Mexico
The task force also recommended a new voting system called approval voting. Nearly all who spoke at Wednesday’s meeting were unconvinced
Tennessee Election Commissioners are going to court to settle a conflict over ranked-choice voting