(via NY Magazine) A pernicious force was hollowing out American democracy. It had neutered Congress, and lobotomized the electorate. Lawmakers had become incapable of taking action on many of the day’s most pressing issues — and voters incapable of holding their representatives accountable for their incapacity. The connection between an American’s substantive beliefs, and her decisions in the ballot booth, was razor-thin and ever-fraying. If … Continue reading Tribalism Isn’t Our Democracy’s Main Problem. The Conservative Movement Is.
(WaPo) RICHMOND — Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) compared the struggles of jailed drug addicts to the heat he’s taking in his tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger. “You think you’re having a hard time — I got $5 million worth of negative ads going at me,” Brat told inmates at the Chesterfield County jail on Wednesday. “How do you think I’m feeling? Nothing’s easy. For anybody. You think I’m … Continue reading Republican lawmaker to inmates: “You think you’re having a hard time?”
via Pew By: Matt Vasilogambros (Montana) – In the months leading up to this week’s registration deadline, Renee LaPlant has registered voters in the Blackfeet Nation in northwest Montana wherever she can: at grocery stores, public events or even at people’s homes on the Native American reservation. Each time she registers new voters, she asks whether they will want her to collect their completed ballot … Continue reading How to Remove Native Americans Right to Vote – Step by Step Process. Step 2:
via Pew By: Matt Vasilogambros – SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — Tara Benally and her 16-year-old son Delaney After Buffalo set up a plastic table alongside the last dusty highway intersection before the Arizona state line. Here in Monument Valley, in the shadows of the towering red rock monoliths sacred among the Navajo, the two are doing something that’s rarely been done in this part … Continue reading How to Remove Native Americans Right to Vote – Step by Step Process. Step 1:
WASHINGTON — Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised an astonishing $38.1 million in three months, as Democrats in Texas and nationwide showered him with donations for his bid to oust Sen. Ted Cruz. The haul smashed previous records for a U.S. Senate contest, and assures that the hard-fought race, already the nation’s costliest, remains on top of the 2018 list. O’Rourke’s tally is more than triple the … Continue reading Beto O’Rourke raised $38.1 million in last three months, smashing all records in bid to oust Ted Cruz
ATLANTA (AP) — Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they’re registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered. “I was kind of shocked,” said Appling-Nunez, who moved from one Atlanta suburb to another in May and believed she … Continue reading Report: Georgia Secy. of State Blocking 53,000 Voter Registrations as He Runs for Governor