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County elections news and analysis from The Nation
March 2, 2021
Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters
The ongoing struggle to diminish the student vote in New York’s 19th Congressional District, a purple patch of the Hudson Valley, has echoes nationwide.
April 14, 2020
Wisconsin Voters Defy Suppression to Oust a Trump-Backed Jurist
Republican legislators, conservative courts, and President Trump tried to upend democracy, but the voters weren’t having it.
April 6, 2020
Wisconsin’s In-Person Voting Threatens Health and Democracy
Officials can protect voters by adopting a plan for extended absentee balloting.
January 24, 2020
How Much Did Chesa Boudin’s Election Matter? He Just Eliminated Cash Bail.
The move proves that revolutionary change is possible.
June 25, 2019
Tiffany Cabán Claims a Nationally Significant Victory for Queens DA
The criminal-justice reformer who has promised "people-powered justice" finished primary night with a lead of more than 1,000 votes.
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March 4, 2019
Bernie Has Feelings, Too!
Democrats have borrowed liberally from Sanders’s policy book. The one thing they can't claim? His life story.
March 1, 2019
Mariah Parker Invites You to Be Your Complete, Weird, Messy Self
The 27-year-old Athens, Georgia, county commissioner leans into her humanity as she fights for social justice.
Aaron Ross Coleman
August 2, 2018
Will Justice Ever Come to Ferguson, Missouri?
A Q&A with Wesley Bell, who is pitching himself as the criminal-justice reformer St. Louis County needs.
June 14, 2018
‘If You Want to Win, Get a Black Woman Candidate’: A Q&A With Melanie L. Campbell
The Democrats need to get serious about supporting black women.
June 5, 2018
Can the California Elections Usher in a Slate of Progressive District Attorneys?
For the first time in years, conservative incumbents are facing reform-minded challengers. Can the reformers prevail?