America has used ballot initiatives to implement direct democracy. However, it is increasingly under attack from Republicans nationwide.
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Founded by anti-slavery activists, there have been 18 presidents who were Republicans in U.S. history, the first being Abraham Lincoln. Today the party is considered a conservative party. Also see our articles on the Democrats, the conservative leaning Tea Party, and our Third Party Central section.
Some Republican-led counties are refusing to certify election results, which, if it spreads, could destabilize American democracy.
In this year’s midterm elections, Republicans are expected to take control of the House, and redistricting has given them a leg up.
The study on partisan biases has significance for understanding the hyperpolarized political environment in the United States today.
Full disclosure: I’m a liberal Democrat. So, I won’t be sending in my vote-by-mail ballot for Ron DeSantis in November. Nor will I vote for him in 2024.
The [RNC’s] volunteers could lay the groundwork for future court challenges where the Trump campaign came up short in 2020.
The 2020 elections exposed America as a democracy perhaps more dangerously divided than any other wealthy democratic state.
Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon, facing challenge, wanted to send an urgent message to allies ahead of the primaries: It was time to fight.
A heightened version of the national divisions sparked primaries against the governor, attorney general, and a congressman.
Partisan primaries followed by a plurality-winner general election is a sensible way for an electorate to make a clear policy choice?