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What and Who Gave Us Trump?
Why did Trump look around and think, "Hey, I can get away with this."? Well, take a look around.
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'Pay Attention to This': Right-Wing Supreme Court Hints at Troubling Decision on Partisan Gerrymandering
"The court needs to be on the right side of history and stop politicians from infringing on the people's right to freely choose their representatives through voting."
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On December 14, 2018, Scott Walker released a Venn diagram when he signed the lame-duck bills into law claiming that they did not curtail the powers of the new Democratic governor. Views
Boom! Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional
The people of Wisconsin were “entitled to a government that represents their interests transparently, welcomes citizens’ input, and respects the limits of its constitutional authority.”
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Judge Blocks Lame-Duck Power Grab by Wisconsin GOP
"Once again it took a court order to force Republicans to respect WI voters."
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Partisan Gerrymandering Back at the Supreme Court
Will the justices finally curb efforts to use control of redistricting to rig maps?
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Redrawing the Political Map: Gerrymandering Fights Set the Stage for 2019 and Beyond
In one scenario, courts could affirm the gerrymandered map, extend the Republican legislature's power grab, and allow it to lock itself in power for the foreseeable future.
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If the power grabs by Wisconsin Republicans against the popularly elected incoming statewide Democrats weren’t enough, there is also a plan by Wisconsin GOP leadership to make cuts to early voting in order to limit turnout in future elections. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Lame Duck Power Grabs in The Midwest
What do Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and North Carolina all have in common? Extreme partisan gerrymandering.
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'Stunning': After Court Rejects GOP Lawsuit, Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race
Victory not just for challenger Jared Golden, but for "voters who demand a fair and representative process"
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Demonstrators rally in Lansing, Mich. on July 18, as the state's Supreme Court heard arguments about whether voters should be able to pass a constitutional amendment that would change how the state's voting maps are drawn. (Dale G. Young / Associated Press) Views
As Polarized As Americans Are, They Agree on This: Gerrymandering Is Wrong
In red states, blue states and purple states, they’ve had it with politicians drawing their own districts, choosing their own voters and distorting democracy
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Chief Senate Counsel representing the United States Army and partner at Hale and Dorr, Joseph Welch (left), with United States Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin (right), at the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations' McCarthy-Army hearings, June 9, 1954. Views
Eight Lessons From History to Help Make Sense of Today’s Madness
Somehow, we need to fight on behalf of true democracy, economic, gender and racial justice for all, the climate and the common good all at the same time.
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