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Electoral Reform news and analysis from The Nation
February 16, 2017
Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights
Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor.
February 7, 2017
House Republicans Just Voted to Eliminate the Only Federal Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked
Republicans would make it easier to steal an election by killing the Election Assistance Commission.
February 6, 2017
Here’s How the 2018 Midterm Elections Could Be Fatally Undermined
By doubling down on their voter-suppression tactics, Trump and Co. could put the House of Representatives beyond the reach of even an overwhelming Democratic majority.
January 27, 2017
Democracy Wins One as a Federal Court Strikes a Big Blow Against Gerrymandering
A game-changing federal-court ruling orders Wisconsin to redraw legislative district lines that unfairly and unconstitutionally favor Republicans.
January 19, 2017
The Electoral College Is Even More Biased Than You Think. But Democrats Can Beat It.
Focus on the voters who actually swing presidential elections.
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January 6, 2017
Courageous House Progressives Raise ‘Justice and Fairness’ Objections to Certifying Trump
Congressional Progressive Caucus members interrupt certification of electoral votes to raise concerns about voter suppression.
January 3, 2017
3 Steps for Progressive Resistance and Rebuilding as the Trump Era Launches
Ultimately, the party’s fortunes will depend on recruiting a new generation of progressive leaders who can harness the power of social movements and drive it into electoral politics.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 21, 2016
Why the Green Party Continues to Demand Presidential Recounts
And how we are working to make our electoral system work for all of us.
December 19, 2016
North Carolina’s Legislative Coup Shows What Voter Suppression Will Look Like Under Trump
Republicans have turned North Carolina into a laboratory for subverting democracy.
December 1, 2016
We Need to Kill the Electoral College
It’s a foul remnant of 18th-century oligarchs and slaveholders, designed to thwart the will of the people.