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Republican losers we won’t miss in 2019

The Blue Wave of November’s midterm elections brought a satisfying end to the public service (talk about an oxymoron) careers of many Republicans. Of course, it wasn’t just the ones who lost at the ballot box. Many saw the proverbial writing on the wall and retired, choosing not to face voters again when their reelection […]

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Lessons from the midterms: Count every vote

Republicans seem to have come up with a new strategy to win elections when gerrymandering and voter suppression aren’t doing the trick — just don’t count all of the votes. We’re seeing some of these arguments play out in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona. Americans are impatient to a fault. On any given Election Day, we […]

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#Midterms2018: Women are ready to win the fight

Ever since November 2016, women in this country have learned what it really means to be resilient. That resiliency started with multiple protests post-election, with large crowds chanting that “Love Trumps Hate.” It came to a crescendo with two Women’s Marches a year apart, both numbering several million participants in cities and towns, large and […]

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2018 voting gender gap is becoming an abyss

The figures are stunning, but they’re really not surprising. The energy of women voters to turn out in this year’s midterm elections has been building since November of 2016. There have now been a few polls conducted after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — a move that was supposed to make […]

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The #BlueWave surge where it really counts: voter registration

There are four weeks to go until the midterms, and the biggest thing Democrats have in their favor is the huge growth in voter registration. A new Gallup Poll shows that voter enthusiasm is high on both sides, even though Democrats still have the edge — 61 percent of Democratic voters are enthusiastic about voting […]

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Voting gender gap may be a chasm if GOP rams Kavanaugh onto Supreme Court

As Donald Trump and the Republican men of the Senate Judiciary Committee (and it’s a men-only club for the GOP) downplay the credible claims of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford when they were teens, they might be feeling smug that they’re getting away with something. But women in this country aren’t […]

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Democrats’ midterm edge: more political activity, bigger growth in voter turnout

With midterm elections less than two months away, it’s becoming clear that important positive factors such as greatly increased voter turnout and greater voter political engagement are pointing to an advantage for Democrats. The primary season is almost over, and there has been greater overall growth in the number of Democratic voters than there has […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by voting — and winning — on Nov. 6

August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. It’s the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. It was finally fully ratified eight days earlier when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the constitutional amendment, giving it the needed three-fourths of all states. […]

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Trump tariffs hurting farmers, and GOP could pay a price in midterms

You get what you vote for. Farmers in rural America overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Figures from Pew Research show that 62 percent of voters in small towns and rural areas—men and women both—voted for Trump. And now those farmers are seeing the results of those votes as the trade war […]

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Democrats’ mantra for #Midterms2018: No days off

My take-home message from Netroots Nation in New Orleans came from the very first session I attended. The message was crystal clear: We can’t take any days off in the fight for Democrats to win elections. A panel consisting of people from various Democratic organizations, from the Democratic National Committee to grassroots groups that sprung […]

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