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State and Local Elections news and analysis from The Nation
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
May 21, 2021
Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs?
One of the most important political races in America will be decided here on June 22. And it has nothing to do with Andrew Yang.
May 19, 2021
The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
Across the country, police unions are trying to defeat progressive reformers. Tuesday’s hotly contested election shows voters remain committed to changing an unjust system.
May 14, 2021
Larry Krasner—and the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement—Is on Tuesday’s Ballot
The Philadelphia prosecutor who’s opposed police violence and mass incarceration faces an intense challenge backed by the police union.
May 12, 2021
Chuck Schumer: ‘I Believe That Democracy Is at Risk and We Cannot Fail’
The Senate majority leader talks in a
exclusive about the night before the insurrection, his weekly leadership conference, and his timeline for passing major legislation like S 1.
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May 11, 2021
Virginia’s Shrunken GOP Electorate Finally Picks a Nominee for Governor
After two days, a 37-site drive-up “convention” yields a self-funding political neophyte who made Taylor Swift sad. Welcome to election integrity!
May 11, 2021
Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer
The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions.
May 10, 2021
To Protect Voters and Democracy, We’re Going to Need to Fight
The anti-voter bills proliferating around the United States raise to new heights the existential crisis facing American democracy.
May 7, 2021
The Arizona GOP’s Attack on Democracy
The Republican Party is determined to hold power, even against the will of the electorate. But working-class immigrants are fighting back.
May 6, 2021
Heroes: Stacy Abrams
Fighting the GOP’s voter suppression.