Meet the real people who killed democracy in America
Since the last big election, few news stories have concentrated on who’s needed to elect people to office these days: people who don’t bother voting — the people who believe their lives are so disconnected from public policy, that the effort isn’t worth their time.
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I’m not a great Supreme Court watcher, but when you see ‘(laughter)’ in the transcript during your arguments, it probably is not a good thing. Read more →
A voting rights group, using audio it recorded from several DMV offices in rural areas of Wisconsin, says people in the state are being given incorrect information when they try to get an ID to vote in next month’s election. Read more →
The idea that we all have to trudge to a particular spot on the planet to cast a vote in an election is a relic of yesteryear and turnout numbers suggest it’s an ineffective one. Read more →
The New York Times expertly describes in its editorial today on how Wisconsin did its part to suppress voting. Read more →
97-year-old woman to cast first vote
Chengyi Pan, 97, has a big day planned next week. She’ll vote. Read more →
Over the years, Minneapolis Rep. Phyllis Kahn has elicited a few guffaws with her occasional bill to lower the voting age in Minnesota to 16. Maybe it’s time for Scotland to be our guide. Read more →
The Independence Party and every other third party can’t escape the reality that people think they’re wasting their vote. Read more →
How do you identify states that discriminate against minority voters?
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of the Voting Rights Act today, it noted that the doomed section of the Act is no longer constitutional partly because the method of determining which states should be subject to it is outdated. Here is the explanation in the opinion of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts: Read more →