State-level institutions offer democratic opportunity than federal ones. They readily give majorities a chance to rule on equal terms.
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The vocabulary of American politics is vehement, with characters on the right and left demonizing those on the other side as extremists.
After the 2020 vote election workers came under attack. A Nebraska man has admitted plotting to kill top Colorado election officials.
Election workers have received threats ever since the former President began to push the “big lie,” but few convictions have followed.
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.
Several activists and average citizens have changed their communities and the country by taking important issues directly to votes.
Non-partisan elections and primary-election innovations, like Alaska’s adoption of the Top-4 primary, have fundamental differences.
Less than 8% of congressional districts, according to Cook Political Report, are expected to be competitive in the midterm elections.
Recently revised maps show a tiny net gain for Democrats, but re-apportionment still falls short of being even net proportional.
Friday, the top cybersecurity agency issued a final version of an advisory on voting machine weaknesses in Georgia, other states.