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Youth in Revolt: NC College Students Join Fight Against Inane Voter ID Laws

Youth in Revolt: NC College Students Join Fight Against Inane Voter ID Laws
The subject of Voter ID usually revolves around race. Laws have been struck down in states such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania due to their disproportional effect on minorities and the elderly, but other segments of the population are up in arms as well. Namely, college students.
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Could Rampant Gerrymandering Face a Real Foe in Virginia? We Have 7 Years to Find Out.

Could Rampant Gerrymandering Face a Real Foe in Virginia? We Have 7 Years to Find Out.
OneVirginia2021 has a steep climb ahead of them. They're attempting to take the politics out of redistricting with a bipartisan effort to make democracy in Virginia a real thing again. We'll see if they can actually push it through a legislature who – on both ends – have used the process for their own gain.
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Once Overlooked, Secretaries of State Now Seen as Crucial in Voting Rights Battle

Once Overlooked, Secretaries of State Now Seen as Crucial in Voting Rights Battle
Long seen as a downticket position, Secretary of State campaigns are garnering widespread attention as voting rights issues heat up in a number of states. The position has outsized influence on how elections are overseen, especially in battleground areas.
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End Gerrymandering Now

On November 6, Virginia's presidential vote went to the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, by about 4 percentage points.  The Senate seat went to the Democratic candidate, Tim Kaine, by almost 6 percent.  At the same time, in the eleven congressional races, all of the incumbents won-eight Republicans and three Democrats.   Does that mean that huge numbers of Virginians were splitting their votes?
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Redistricting Gave Republicans a 7.5% Headstart in House Elections

Yesterday, I wrote about the Republican sketchy claim of having won a mandate in the House of Representatives where they will hold about a 40 seat edge despite losing the popular vote. I explained how redistricting process undermines Democratic representation by wasting Democratic votes in huge super majorities.
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Un-Gerrymander MD: Vote NO on Question 5

Recently, the Washington Post called Maryland the worst gerrymandered state in the nation. Azavea, an independent geospatial mapmaking firm, ranks Maryland as the least compact state in the nation.Why should you care that Maryland is dead last in this category? Well, compactness is a key measurement of a redistricted map.
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