Fair Voting

Just How Regulated Are Our Nation’s Elections?

Fortune The U.S. federal government subjects nearly every industry to a slew of operational rules and regulations. Defense contractors are prohibited from utilizing certain Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei in order to prevent theft of the nation’s military technology. Power companies must abide by mandatory reliability standards and report any attempted or successful breaches of …

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A Win for Gerrymandering

The New York Times North Carolina suffers from some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the country. Last year, Republicans only narrowly won the statewide popular vote in congressional elections, 50 percent to 48 percent. Yet they ultimately held on to 10 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional seats. Gerrymandering turned a nail-biter into a landslide. …

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Christine Blasey Ford makes rare public remarks, a year after Kavanaugh ordeal

The Guardian Christine Blasey Ford, who accused supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, made a rare public appearance on Sunday night. “When I came forward last September,” she said, accepting an award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in Beverly Hills, “I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my …

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Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districts

The Week Congressional districts have a reputation for being downright ridiculous. North Carolina’s 12th district resembled a severely broken snake until it was revamped in 2017. Pretty much all of Maryland’s districts defy comparison to anything but abstract art. And then there are a few dozen districts that look like letters in the alphabet — so much …

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New voting machines will be used in S.C. House District 84 special election

Aiken Standard Residents of Aiken County who go to the polls Oct. 1 during the special election for the S.C. House District 84 seat will be using new voting machines. But they don’t have to wait until then to get familiar with the ExpressVote Universal Voting System that is scheduled to be in place statewide …

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