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State and Local Elections
State and Local Elections news and analysis from The Nation
Today 5:00 am
Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback
With California’s recovery in full swing, the governor is poised to make it through the upcoming recall election unscathed.
Yesterday 5:45 am
ALEC’s Corporate Funders Are Complicit in State-Based Assaults on Voting Rights and Democracy
More than 300 voting rights groups and their allies demand that corporations cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Yesterday 5:00 am
Young People Are Running for Office. Where Is Their Support?
The party establishment view young candidates as outsiders, but a handful of local and national organizations are trying to change that.
June 16, 2021
Mediocre Men Have Failed New York
Why women are primed to step in and govern.
June 14, 2021
Brad Lander Knows How to Achieve the Big, Bold Structural Changes That Will Transform New York
The urban planner running for comptroller argues that the city can drive innovation and change by leveraging its financial power and influence to serve the people.
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June 14, 2021
How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue
Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.
June 11, 2021
Ranked-Choice Voting Can Make Maya Wiley the Next Mayor of New York
If progressives rank their votes effectively—by making Wiley their No. 1, No. 2, or even No. 3—they can consolidate their power and overtake the centrists.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 9, 2021
Progressive Dreams Are on Pause in Virginia
Terry McAuliffe wins the gubernatorial primary while moderates beat candidates to their left around the state.
June 7, 2021
Why I’m Voting for Maya Wiley for Mayor
Progressives now face familiar dilemmas. Who shares my values? Who can win and govern effectively? And who do I want to make sure loses?
June 4, 2021
A Tale of 2 States
Vastly different approaches to governance in California and Texas show two diverging paths—one forward, and one to ruin.