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Lame Duck Power Grabs in The Midwest

Voters should have the final say in our democracy. But right now, Republicans in charge of legislatures in several Midwestern states are trying to rig the system -- because they didn’t like the election results. Make no mistake, the blatant power grabs by these legislatures in the lame duck sessions are an effort to ignore the will of everyday voters. We cannot sit quietly by and let them get away with it.

Voting & Elections 12.13.2018

Subverting Democracy

Election fraud in North Carolina’s ninth congressional district must be fully investigated, and a new election may be needed


Gerrymander Gazette: Election Day (and more)!

Voting & Elections 11.2.2018

Common Cause Asks SCOTUS to End Partisan Gerrymandering

If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear Common Cause v. Rucho, it could result in the first ever decision by the high court stating that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution.

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