Voting News

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Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

December 15, 2017 11:01 pm

By Nate Cohn for NYTimes At this time last year, the Democratic path to Senate control seemed impossible: Hold all of the Democratic seats, flip Arizona and Nevada, then hope for a miracle. The Democrats got the political version of…

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Federal court order ends in RNC voter-intimidation case

December 5, 2017 7:14 pm

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press A long-standing court order prohibiting the Republican National Committee from engaging in voter verification and other “ballot security” measures expired Friday, although a federal judge left open the possibility it could be extended…

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Vote Suppressors Unleashed

November 30, 2017 8:25 pm

By Richard L. Hasen for Slate This could be a very bad week for voting rights in the United States. On Friday, a federal consent decree to stop potential voter suppression by the Republican National Committee—in place since 1982—is set…

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Let the People Pick the President

November 10, 2017 9:12 pm

By New York Times Editoral Board The winners of Tuesday’s elections — Republican or Democrat, for governor, mayor or dogcatcher — all have one thing in common: They received more votes than their opponent. That seems like a pretty fair…