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Electoral Reform news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
Biden Is Not Meeting the Moment on Voting Rights
A passionate speech is no match for the GOP’s commitment to voter suppression and election subversion.
July 13, 2021
The Community That May Be Hurt Most by Republican Voter Restrictions: Americans With Disabilities
Bills making it harder for them to vote from home are an affront to their civil rights.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 2, 2021
Unite Here Hits the Road to Defend Voting Rights
The canvassers who flipped Arizona in 2020 have embarked on a new Freedom Ride to raise awareness of the For the People Act.
July 1, 2021
New York’s Election Mess Is Not the Fault of Ranked-Choice Voting
The chaotic count of mayoral election votes has “nothing to do with ranked-choice voting and everything to do with mistakes the Board of Elections has made.”
June 25, 2021
Susan Collins Sums Up Her Scorching Cynicism With a States’ Rights Defense of Voter Suppression
The alleged moderate defends assaults on voting rights by claiming states should “determine which election rules work best for their citizens.”
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June 23, 2021
Is Performative Progress the Best Democrats Can Do on Voting Rights?
So far, it seems like it. The apparent game plan requires patience, but that’s in short supply among progressives right now.
June 8, 2021
Joe Manchin Cares More About ‘Bipartisanship’ Than Fighting Jim Crow
The senator says he won’t back a crucial voting rights bill because it’s too “partisan.” What he means is that white conservatives don’t like it.
June 3, 2021
It’s Not Just Voter Suppression: Texas Republicans Want to Overturn Elections
Moving beyond voter suppression, Republicans are now writing laws to make it easier to cancel results that go against them.
June 1, 2021
The ‘New York Times’ Mayoral Endorsement Fails the Voters of New York
The paper is telling voters to back one candidate, when this is a ranked-choice voting election in which New Yorkers are supposed to pick five.
May 25, 2021
In New York City, Ranked Choice Voting Puts the People in Charge
Ranked choice voting is the fairer, more representative, future of American elections, and we’re excited to welcome it to New York City.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman
Jumaane D. Williams