Alabama Senatorial election

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Did Alabama Just Violate Federal Voting Law?

December 17, 2017 4:40 am

Mark Joseph Stern for Slate “As long as I’m secretary of state of Alabama,” John Merrill proclaimed in 2016, “you’re going to have to show some initiative to become a registered voter in this state.” Merrill, a Republican, is still…

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Why Women Vote For Sexual Predators

December 11, 2017 4:00 am

By Kaz Weida for RANTT In the aftermath of the 2016 election, the women of America stumbled around feeling more than a little shell-shocked. How had we gone from anticipating a woman would become the first president of the United…

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A Strong Nominee. A Divisive Opponent. But Can Democrats Win in Alabama?

October 2, 2017 6:50 pm

The Republican primary victory last week by Roy S. Moore initially delighted Democrats who saw the inflammatory Alabamian’s humiliation of the Republican establishment as prime evidence that the Trump era had intensified the right’s unremitting internecine wars. But now Democrats…