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Evidence Of Voter Suppression On Election Day Raises Concerns For 2018

Many Democrats are still high-fiving each other about the voter participation surge on Election Day that swept their candidates into office. But the celebration has been dampened by evidence of attempts at voter suppression, which is causing concern for the upcoming midterm elections in 2018. 336 more words

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Evidence Of Voter Suppression On Election Day Raises Concerns For 2018

Many Democrats are still high-fiving each other about the voter participation surge on Election Day that swept their candidates into office. But the celebration has been dampened by evidence of attempts at voter suppression, which is causing concern for the upcoming midterm elections in 2018. 373 more words

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If you can't beat 'em, disenfranchise 'em

Northern Virginia was the difference-maker for Democrat Ralph Northam, who easily bested Republican Ed “Stonewall” Gillespie in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election.

Jerry Falwell Jr., who may well be more odious than his father, has a not-so novel solution to keep Democrats out of the Virginia statehouse. 28 more words

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Transformations

While on sabbatical this spring, in addition to beginning my book project, I had the opportunity to work on two papers regarding race and voting in the outgrowth of the 2016 election. 799 more words

Voting Rights

Clinton was cheated in 2016, but not by Russians

Hillary Clinton was cheated out of her victory in 2016—not by Russians, but by Republicans.

Republican state governments changed the rules to make voting more difficult for categories of people likely to vote Democratic, and they purged thousands of legally-registered voters, mostly Democrats, from the voter registration rolls. 277 more words

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Fractured Realities: Voter Suppression & Manipulation In The Digital Age

Perhaps the most important rule when dealing with the spread of news and ideas on social media is that the stronger you react to something — whether positively or negatively — the more important it is to question and research it. 1,464 more words

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