New Orleans A lot of this is an old story, but there are enough new twists and turns that it settles disturbingly, especially if you care about democracy and understand the subtle things that can become significant in razor close elections with huge consequences. I know the freelance reporter and investigator, Spencer Woodman, who often [...]
Dallas The Republican voter suppression efforts around the United States are such a yo-yo between legislatures, courts, and more courts that god only knows how much the voters in many of these states will be confused as they go to the polls in November or, as likely, as they stay home, [...]
New Orleans There’s a new virus spreading. This time it’s not Ebola or something from the Middle East or Africa, but the pernicious attacks on democracy through voter suppression now leaping from the United States to United Kingdom.
Not surprisingly, it starts easily enough with some seemingly small tweaks in voter registration. In the [...]
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New Orleans As long as Republicans realize that their appeal is to a minority segment of the United States population, but fortunately for them, one that votes more steadfastly that Democrats, they will try to erect barriers in the road to voting since we do not have automatic suffrage. You would think [...]
New Orleans The Pew Charitable Trust has an elections initiative that has been looking at election administration in the states over recent cycles. They began by looking at 2008 and 2010, and most recently released a report on 2012 comparing both Presidential elections. I won’t lie to you, it’s very dry reading, and given the [...]
New Orleans It can’t be a surprise that the Republican, rightwing majority in the Roberts’ Supreme Court looked for a minute at the law and a long time at the galloping growth of the rich and advancing inequality, and decided to follow the money. In a 5-4 decision the Supremes voted to unleash some of [...]