Democracy

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

These Four States Can Kill the Electoral College

A national popular vote compact can be adopted by passing ballot initiatives in four key states or enacting a law in five large states.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

FEC Quorum Restored. Next Stop, Gridlock!

Good-government groups are calling on Congress to reform the dysfunctional agency.

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Voting Reform and Transparency Measure Passed by Alaska Voters Faces Legal Challenge

A secessionist political party and others argue that the open primary system violates their constitutional rights.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawyer Celebrated as Democracy ‘Hero’ Gutted Campaign Finance Laws

From paving the way for super PACs to helping tech companies dodge disclosure rules, Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias has for years worked to empower Big Money political donors.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi Ignored Her Own Caucus on Voting Reform For Years, Allowing States to Restrict Access

House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.

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Dark Money Attacks Judges for Being ‘Soft on Crime’

Scaremongering advertisements in state court races were paid for by shadowy groups whose true funding sources weren’t available to voters.

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Here’s How Much Dark and Gray Money Was Spent on Congressional Races

Use these interactive maps to see how much money dark and gray money groups spent on congressional races in your state.

Gerrymandering Primary category in which blog post is published

With Deceptive Measure, Missouri GOP Wins Back Power to Gerrymander

Voters approved a measure from state Republicans that reverses redistricting reforms passed on the ballot on 2018 while also making virtually meaningless tweaks to lobbying and campaign finance laws.

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Republican Texas Judges Get Big Money Boost Ahead of Redistricting

Oil and gas billionaires, private equity firms, and GOP megadonors are funding ads that aim to keep the Texas Supreme Court entirely in Republican hands as state voting trends shift from red to purple.