Despite confidence in American democracy being at an all-time low, a new view makes the case for optimism about American democracy
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Biden has taken steps in revitalizing the past’s conventional administrative traditions, but there is still much more work to be done.
Against the backdrop of the controversial Maricopa County audit, some key experts have warned of a ‘sham election audits’ movement.
Trump’s claims of voter fraud have been debunked again, with Arizona election authorities finding fewer than 200 cases of possible fraud.
Unlike other established democracies, the U.S. has unique constitutional requirements and a tangle of local, state, and federal relations.
In 2008 Californians formed an impartial citizens panel to prevent partisan gerrymandering. That board’s transparency should be improved.
Recall elections in California are overly bulky, and they risk replacing an elected politician with someone who is even less popular.
Despite greatest efforts, attempts to rein in the influence of Big Pharma and insurance firms in Washington, D.C. have failed miserably.
The Board of Elections in New York has been accused of mismanagement, corruption, nepotism, and simple ineptitude for decades.
People who want to work as election officials should be rewarded instead since last presidential election it is now an unattractive job.