Voting Rights

DHS Cybersecurity Head: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Hacked Several States In The 2016 Election (Video)

DHS Cybersecurity Head: ‘No Doubt’ Russia Hacked Several States In The 2016 Election (Video)

It’s confirmed. Russia officially penetrated several states’ voter rolls during the 2016 election. This is according to Jeanette Manfra, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head of cybersecurity, who stated in an interview with NBC News: “We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated. We were able to determine that the scanning […]

Get Ready–The Koch Brothers Are Prepared To Dump Record Sums Into 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Get Ready–The Koch Brothers Are Prepared To Dump Record Sums Into 2018 Mid-Term Elections

Know anyone who still thinks elections don’t matter? If so, ask that person why right-wing billionaires like the notorious Koch brothers are prepared to spend up to $400 million on upcoming mid-term congressional races, 60 percent more than on the 2016 election. Those familiar with Charles and David Koch are aware they are benefactors for libertarian and conservative causes, […]

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Trump Dissolves Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Video)

Resistance is not futile. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to the controversial Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI), convened in the spring to feed into Trump’s fiction about three to five-million illegal voters casting fraudulent ballots last November. Its demise is attributed to federal lawsuits, including from one of its own members, and resistance from states that […]

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

Thanks To Three Democratic Senators, Trump’s ‘Election Fraud’ Commission Will Be Investigated (Video)

There is so much going on already this week for which we progressives should be thankful. But if you’re able to tear yourself away from Paul Manafort’s indictment, here is something else to look forward to. Thanks to the efforts of Democratic senators Cory Booker (NJ), Michael Bennet (Colo.), and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Government […]

ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

ACLU’s Voting Rights Battle: A Showdown Against Kris Kobach’s Voting Commission

On October 1, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a nationwide effort to expand voting rights. Faiz Shakir who is the ACLU’s national political director told McClatchy last month that this was their chance to go on the offense. Shakir told the media outlet that the entire time, voting rights advocates had been playing […]

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

This week SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case out of Wisconsin that may finally see the Court do a little legal smackdown on political gerrymandering. It’s long overdue, to be sure. It was expected that the justices that usually lean left (Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg) would be asking tough questions, but […]

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

Illinois Is Now The 10th State To Institute Automatic Voter Registration (Video)

In a time when our electoral process is under attack like never before, it’s encouraging to see some local and state governments doing right by the citizens they represent. The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the lowest voter turnout (55.4%) since 1996 (53.5%). This is due partly to Republican voter suppression efforts, but also to inconvenient and […]

ALEC Wants To Steal Your 17th Amendment Rights (VIDEO)

ALEC Wants To Steal Your 17th Amendment Rights (VIDEO)

There is a nefarious force out there actively working to rob you of your right to vote, speak freely, and rest comfortably under sacrosanct constitutional protections we typically take for granted. That force has a name–ALEC. ALEC is an acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a cabal of corporate lobbyists and state legislators who meet secretly to […]

Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election? The Vermont Senator Says It’s ‘Not Off The Table’ (VIDEO)

Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election? The Vermont Senator Says It’s ‘Not Off The Table’ (VIDEO)

Although some argue it is too early to start talking about the 2020 election when we still have to turn Congress blue next year, talk about whom the Democrats might run against President Donald Trump is beginning nonetheless. There is some mention of New York governor Andrew Cuomo possibly throwing his hat into the proverbial fray. Other […]

29 States Defend Voters’ Rights By Refusing To Participate In Mass Voter Suppression (VIDEO)

29 States Defend Voters’ Rights By Refusing To Participate In Mass Voter Suppression (VIDEO)

Vice-president Mike Pence and Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach’s “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity” must be onto something pretty big if it’s requesting voter data from every state in the country. In a letter sent to states Thursday, the commission’s vice-chair, Kris Kobach, said he wants it all–Social Security numbers, party affiliations, voting records, criminal histories, […]

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

WATCH: Supreme Court Finally Agrees To Weigh In On The Corrosive Effects of Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is once again stepping in to determine whether an electoral procedure as old as the republic violates the Constitution. Monday, the nation’s highest court announced it will begin looking into gerrymandered election maps for evidence of discrimination against minorities. If uncovered, the results from the Court’s decision could fundamentally change how we conduct elections. Gerrymandering is the […]

Russian Election Hacking Extends To 39 States – Maybe More (DETAILS)

Russian Election Hacking Extends To 39 States – Maybe More (DETAILS)

Last week we learned through a defense contractor’s leaked documents to The Intercept that Russia hacked a Florida voting equipment vendor and sent spear-phishing emails to over 100 local election officials up until days before election day. About the leak, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and co-leader of an intel committee probe into Russian cyber […]

New York Continues Progressive Streak By Advancing Legislation To Improve Voting

New York Continues Progressive Streak By Advancing Legislation To Improve Voting

Could New York be competing with California for the title of “most progressive state?” Could New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) be mulling over a presidential bid? Or could it simply be that New York is genuinely engaging in the grassroots wave of progressive activism sweeping the state and nation? Last month, Gov. Cuomo […]

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission Is Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Hen House (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump has formed a commission. It’s not looking into shenanigans Russia is alleged to have engaged in during the election. It isn’t going to probe institutional racism in policing those responsible for extra-judicial killings of unarmed Blacks. It isn’t concerned with the impact of climate change. It isn’t planning on addressing the skyrocketing […]

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that Whites, not Blacks or Hispanics, are most likely to abuse “hard drugs” (cocaine, PCP, hallucinogens, and opiates). The study examined a random sample of over 1,800 individuals processed at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. The researchers then tracked […]

New York Bill Could Make Voting Mandatory And Improve Voter Turnout (VIDEO)

New York Bill Could Make Voting Mandatory And Improve Voter Turnout (VIDEO)

“Voting at State general elections, by-elections and referenda is compulsory. Section 156 of the Electoral Act clearly establishes that it is every elector’s duty to vote at any election for the region or district for which they are enrolled. The penalty for first time offenders is $20, and this increases to $50 if you have previously […]

Federal Election Commissioner Wants Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up (VIDEO)

Federal Election Commissioner Wants Trump To Put Up Or Shut Up (VIDEO)

The people who are charged with insuring the accuracy and honesty of our national elections have just about had it with President Trump. Trump claimed for months that there was voter fraud during the primaries. Nobody took it all that seriously, because the assumption was that he was looking for an excuse for when he […]

February 2017: Trump Still Talking About Rigged Election (VIDEO)

February 2017: Trump Still Talking About Rigged Election (VIDEO)

Speaking with Bill O’Reilly on Fox News, President Donald Trump stated that he is going to create a commission that will be headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He believes that there was major voter fraud this election cycle – an election cycle concluded in November 2016. Many state officials and election experts have stated that […]

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