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All the Information You Need to Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections

All the Information You Need to Vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Midterm elections are on November 6th—are you registered?
It's Not Too Late to Register to Vote Online, Here's How

It's Not Too Late to Register to Vote Online, Here's How

The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner. And if you plan to vote on Tuesday, November 6, many states require you to register in advance. But don’t worry, most states now let you register
The Loneliest Democrat in America

The Loneliest Democrat in America

AMARILLO, TEXAS—The Democratic candidate for Congress in the most Republican congressional district in America does not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Ever. Nor does he wear an American flag
You'll Need ID at the Polls for the First Time in These 5 States

You'll Need ID at the Polls for the First Time in These 5 States

Around 500 pieces of legislation related to voting have been implemented by state legislatures since the 2016 presidential election, ProPublica reports. And in some states, understanding the changes
The Most Common Myths About Voter Registration, Debunked

The Most Common Myths About Voter Registration, Debunked

The midterm elections are only a few weeks off, and if ever there’s a time to participate in the electoral process, it’s now. But as of November 2016, only 70 percent of U.S. citizens over age 18 were
Taylor Swift Causes Surge in Voter Registration After Endorsing Democrats on Instagram

Taylor Swift Causes Surge in Voter Registration After Endorsing Democrats on Instagram

Pop star Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrats this week in a surprise Instagram post that upset many Trump supporters who assumed she was a secret Republican. And Swift’s endorsements are having a real
Taylor Swift Causes Surge in Voter Registration After Endorsing Democrats on Instagram

Taylor Swift Causes Surge in Voter Registration After Endorsing Democrats on Instagram

Pop star Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrats this week in a surprise Instagram post that upset many Trump supporters who assumed she was a secret Republican. And Swift’s endorsements are having a real
What to Do If You Get Turned Away at the Polls

What to Do If You Get Turned Away at the Polls

Several states have instituted stricter voter ID laws since the 2016 presidential election; more, still, are purging voter rolls in the lead up to the election, and the recent Supreme Court decision
What to Do If You Get Turned Away at the Polls

What to Do If You Get Turned Away at the Polls

Several states have instituted stricter voter ID laws since the 2016 presidential election; more, still, are purging voter rolls in the lead up to the election, and the recent Supreme Court decision
Why the Democratic Party Hasn’t Canceled Keith Ellison—For Now

Why the Democratic Party Hasn’t Canceled Keith Ellison—For Now

Less than a month after Al Franken was accused of groping a woman, the U.S. senator from Minnesota resigned from his seat under pressure from his Democratic colleagues. Two months have passed since
Don't Fall In Love With Ted Cruz, Or You'll Live An Unfulfilled Life

Don't Fall In Love With Ted Cruz, Or You'll Live An Unfulfilled Life

Presumably this Heidi Cruz profile, by Elaina Plott at The Atlantic, was written in an effort to provide some sort of human element to Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign, as he is incapable of doing that
How to Fact Check Candidates' Claims on Pre-Existing Conditions

How to Fact Check Candidates' Claims on Pre-Existing Conditions

In the upcoming 2018 midterms, health care is the most important issue for voters, with continuing protections for people with pre-existing conditions at the forefront of concern.
Millennial Georgians Get Their Obama Moment With Stacey Abrams

Millennial Georgians Get Their Obama Moment With Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams’ campaign bus was running forty minutes late. But the anticipation for her arrival at Savannah State University seemed to intensify with each passing minute. Hundreds of people had
Deb Haaland Could Be Congress’ First Native American Woman—and a Voice for New Mexico’s Sacred Lands

Deb Haaland Could Be Congress’ First Native American Woman—and a Voice for New Mexico’s Sacred Lands

GREATER CHACO, NEW MEXICO—Not even the most sacred sites in the New Mexican desert can escape the claws of the oil and gas industry. Throughout Navajo Nation lands on the outskirts of the 30,000-acre
Voter Suppression Is Real and It Really Affects Black People

Voter Suppression Is Real and It Really Affects Black People

I think we all can agree that the 2018 midterm elections are critical. This means that our votes matter more now than ever. But what happens when you’ve registered and are ready to participate in this
Voter Suppression Is Real and It Really Affects Black People

Voter Suppression Is Real and It Really Affects Black People

I think we all can agree that the 2018 midterm elections are critical. This means that our votes matter more now than ever. But what happens when you’ve registered and are ready to participate in this
White Nationalist Who Threatened Stacey Abrams' Campaign Poses for Picture With Brian Kemp

White Nationalist Who Threatened Stacey Abrams' Campaign Poses for Picture With Brian Kemp

In late September, The Root ran a story about a campaign event held by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams in Augusta, Ga. Read more...
Trying to Beat Republicans in the Midwest With Different Shades of Blue

Trying to Beat Republicans in the Midwest With Different Shades of Blue

OMAHA—The Rotary Club of Downtown Omaha is not the kind of place where you expect to hear a politician talk about the benefits of single-payer healthcare. But on a Wednesday afternoon in late
Andrew Gillum Is Winning by Being His Natural, Black Self

Andrew Gillum Is Winning by Being His Natural, Black Self

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum isn’t afraid to tell you he is a proud black man. The political implications of being “too black,” long a concern for black candidates running for
The Hope of Rashida Tlaib

The Hope of Rashida Tlaib

DETROIT, MICHIGAN—At 3 a.m. on August 8, hours after the polls had closed in the Michigan primary, Rashida Tlaib was still at her campaign office in the Old Redford neighborhood of Detroit, revving up