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Toward an Electoral College–Free Future

Toward an Electoral College–Free Future

“Abolish the Electoral College,” Bernie Sanders recently tweeted. The Senator’s statement was in response to an op-ed authored by The Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman, who posited that though
Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Long ignored, Native Americans will get their first presidential candidate forum

Native American issues are rarely discussed on the presidential campaign trail, but for the first this year, a candidates’ forum entirely on Native concerns will be held next month in Sioux City,
The election security threat that no one is talking about

The election security threat that no one is talking about

Imagine it’s Nov. 3, 2020. The polls have been closed for a couple of hours. As election results roll in, the national media waits anxiously for returns from a handful of key swing districts in
Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russia targeted all 50 states in 2016 election hacking campaign, Senate report confirms

Russian hackers probed election systems in all 50 states, a new Senate report confirmed Thursday. The report comes one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that the Russian
The 2018 election highlighted the good news — and the bad — facing voters with disabilities

The 2018 election highlighted the good news — and the bad — facing voters with disabilities

Here’s the good news: Voter turnout among people with disabilities increased substantially during the 2018 midterm elections compared to four years prior. The bad? More than two million Americans with
Voter Fraud Alarmists’ Next Big Stand Is In Minnesota, The Most Voter-Friendly State

Voter Fraud Alarmists’ Next Big Stand Is In Minnesota, The Most Voter-Friendly State

The next flashpoint in voter fraud alarmists’ crusade to overhype their claims may be coming in Minnesota, the most voter-friendly...
A federal court just trashed the last, best chance of stopping racist voter discrimination in Texas

A federal court just trashed the last, best chance of stopping racist voter discrimination in Texas

America’s voting rights laws are an empty shell of what they were just a decade ago. In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court in 2013 voted along party lines to neuter much of the Voting Rights
The Citizenship Question Is Dead But The Fight Isn’t Over

The Citizenship Question Is Dead But The Fight Isn’t Over

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Now that the citizenship question is dead,...

House Votes to Hold Top Trump Officials in Criminal Contempt for Withholding Census Documents

The House of Representatives voted 230 to 198 Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over key documents about
Ex-Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Alien Invasion’ Reports

Ex-Trump Voter Fraud Commissioner Settles Lawsuit Over ‘Alien Invasion’ Reports

A former Trump voter fraud commissioner will apologize to citizens he wrongly described as noncitizens in reports claiming mass voter...

Trump Dropped the Census Citizenship Question. He Could Still Shift Power to White Republicans.

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump dropped his bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, abandoning a push that was expected to lead to a severe undercount of communities of color. But
Democrats’ not so secret weapon to fix America’s insanely rigged election map

Democrats’ not so secret weapon to fix America’s insanely rigged election map

At an office in a WeWork in Washington, D.C. sits Democrats’ best hope of reversing decades of Republican gerrymandering. Created two and a half years ago, the National Democratic Redistricting
Feds Producing Data For States To Do Anti-Immigrant Redistricting Overhaul

Feds Producing Data For States To Do Anti-Immigrant Redistricting Overhaul

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the Census Bureau to prepare to offer states the data they’d need to do...

Trump Backs Down on the Census Citizenship Question

In a dramatic turn of events, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that his administration would not undertake a new push to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census after the Supreme
Hoyer Announces Criminal Contempt Vote Against Barr, Ross On House Floor

Hoyer Announces Criminal Contempt Vote Against Barr, Ross On House Floor

Congress will vote next week to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt over their...
Rep. Jim Jordan claims census citizenship question has been asked for 200 years

Rep. Jim Jordan claims census citizenship question has been asked for 200 years

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Thursday embraced President Donald Trump’s apparent plan to ignore the recent Supreme Court ruling blocking his administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the
BREAKING: Judge Blocks DOJ Legal Team Shake Up In New York Census Case

BREAKING: Judge Blocks DOJ Legal Team Shake Up In New York Census Case

In a scalding order that called the Justice Department’s motion to change lawyers “patently deficient,” a federal judge in Manhattan...
Trump says quiet part out loud, claims census citizenship question is needed to determine districts

Trump says quiet part out loud, claims census citizenship question is needed to determine districts

Justice Department lawyers on Friday told a U.S. district court that they are still exploring options for justifying adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, hours after President Donald

Trump Administration Shockingly Revives Push for Census Citizenship Question

In a shocking reversal, Justice Department lawyers told a federal court on Friday that they were exploring how to revive the Trump administration’s push to put a citizenship question on the 2020
DOJ Is Still Looking For ‘New’ Reason To Add Citizenship Question To Census

DOJ Is Still Looking For ‘New’ Reason To Add Citizenship Question To Census

The government needs more time to decide how it will move forward on finding a way to add a citizenship...