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Should Partisan Gerrymandering by Legislatures be Permitted or Squelched? The Answer is Yes.
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Should Partisan Gerrymandering by Legislatures be Permitted or Squelched? The Answer is Yes.

The Supreme Court last week decided that it will grapple head-on with the thorny and contentious question of partisan gerrymandering, i.e., the drawing of legislative district lines to favor one party over the other, by intervening in a Wisconsin electoral matter. This issue could have significant impact on the American […]

Maine Legislature Proposes State Constitutional Amendment on Ranked-Choice Voting
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Maine Legislature Proposes State Constitutional Amendment on Ranked-Choice Voting

Last November, voters of Maine approved a ballot-initiative to implement ranked-choice voting for all offices other than President. Hailed by advocates of electoral reform and defenders of third parties, this made Maine the first state to systematically reject the “first past the post” election system. Unfortunately, the Maine Supreme Court […]

Early Voting? Check! Body Slamming a Reporter? Check! Special Election Victory? Check!
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Early Voting? Check! Body Slamming a Reporter? Check! Special Election Victory? Check!

Montana Republican’s Victory Is More Proof That Early Voting Is Flawed Montana’s special election to fill their at-large congressional seat vacancy has been one for the history books. Body slamming a journalist on Election Eve will go down as the dumbest political move of the year. Nonetheless, the boneheaded aggression […]

What Did Hillary Do, Besides Nod and Sit Still, on the Night She Lost the Election?
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What Did Hillary Do, Besides Nod and Sit Still, on the Night She Lost the Election?

Is the ‘Shattered’ in the chronicle by Jonathan Allen and  a reference to the a shattered big-screen television, smashed in a fit of range by failed candidate Clinton? “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes has become de rigeur post-election reading, as it pulls back the […]