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Alex Padilla

The GOP's Plot to Destroy Our Democracy Is Coming Into View

What is happening in Wisconsin symbolizes the latest tactics of a party that has set itself up for minority rule at the expense of democracy

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

Refusing to Abet Suppression, States Reject Trump Demand for Voter Data

"At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump's alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

Is What’s Good For Facebook Not So Good For Democracy?

Why the social-media honeymoon may be over for some activists.

Sarah Jaffe ·

Fueling Sanders' Turnout Hope, California Reports Record Surge of New Voters

Said one energized supporter: 'California loves a comeback story.'

Jon Queally, staff writer ·

A Survey of Felon Voting Rights on Super Tuesday

Laws preventing ex-offenders from voting vary across the country, and disenfranchise millions.

Nathalie Baptiste ·

The War for Voting Rights

What California and Alabama show us.

Katrina vanden Heuvel ·

Single Payer Falls 2 Votes Short In California Senate

Four Democrats Sit Out Critical Vote

Common Dreams staff ·