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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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#WomensMarch2018: A laser-like focus on voting

Last year’s Women’s March was an angry reaction to the election of Donald Trump. This year’s march was about taking back power and voting. That was the general theme and feeling of the marchers at this year’s Women’s March in Chicago, which had the theme, “March to the Polls.” We just got back from marching […]

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Women’s March 2018 is all about voting and seeking office

It’s time to get out the pussy hats again. And make sure you pair them with voter registration cards. Last year’s Women’s March, held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew an estimated 4.2 million protestors in more than 650 marches around the country and even more around the globe. It has […]

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Rise of the younger voter: Millennials’ growing power

New research shows that for the first time, younger voters outvoted their elders in 2016. According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, millennials and those in Generation X — voters in the 18-35 and 36-51 age ranges — edged out baby boomers and members of the so-called silent and greatest generations in […]

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How to fight back after Trump win: Start with voting

The final votes of the 2016 election are still being counted as the last mail-in and absentee ballots arrive. But once again, the American electorate came up woefully short. No doubt most who are reading this did his or her civic duty. But too many people didn’t, and we’re stuck with the results, as painful, […]

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Why is voter turnout so low? Why don’t people vote?

Another election with lopsided, disappointing results. Not too disappointing for the Koch brothers, who were finally able to buy the U.S. Senate they apparently wanted for their $100 million in dark money from Koch-related groups. But certainly disappointing for the majority of the American people who, in opinion poll after opinion poll, list the things […]

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Are you angry about police tactics in Ferguson? Vote.

This is not meant as a criticism of the residents of Ferguson, Mo., who are having a hard enough time right now dealing with police riots run amok. But it’s important that we all remember to vote in each and every election. Every election means every election: presidential, congressional, statewide — and local. In Ferguson, […]

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