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Watch or listen: Democracy Now asks 'Would Trump have won without Wisconsin's voter ID law?'

A new report has called into question whether President Trump would have won Wisconsin’s electoral votes without the state’s strict voter ID law, suggesting the law suppressed the votes of more than 200,000 residents. 19 more words


As earth’s caretakers, it is necessary to get involved in politics. This is where laws and protections are introduced, hashed out, written, voted on and argued over. 1,161 more words

The Brief Wondrous Tenure of Jim Comey

In this episode (recorded 5/10/17)—recorded the day after it happened—we look at the implications of President Trump’s surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey.

We talk about whether we think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will appoint Special Counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia ( 132 more words


The lie about voter fraud is the real fraud

By Jesse Jackson

After President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because of, as Trump admitted, the “Russian thing,” he struck a new blow to American democracy: He created a commission on “election integrity,” stemming from his fantastical claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. 668 more words

Racial Justice

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Huge disaster averted. This means SCOTUS won't reinstate country's most sweeping voting restrictions twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/sta…

Ari Berman (@AriBerman) May 15, 2017

Supreme Court is NOT reviewing this decision, which means North Carolina's voter suppression law is dead…

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Supreme Court won’t review decision that found N.C. voting law discriminates against African Americans - The Washington Post

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This is a follow up to my posting back on Sept 6th of last year looking into efforts by North Carolina’s Republican legislature to suppress the minority vote. 114 more words

American Life And Politics

Blame Olympics: Finals

My previous post on this topic has gotten some good feedback (yay!) but something else has come up this week that’s making me revisit the question: Some… 1,165 more words