Fair Voting

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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The Supreme Court has said Gerrymandering Is Our Problem Not Theirs. So Now What???

Last week the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote decided that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering.  Gerrymandering is the way that political voting district are drawn to tilt the scales to one political party over another. This ruling gives the green light to legislatures all over this country, including here …

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Why do we Redistrict?

We may assume that electing legislators from districts is mandated under the U.S. Constitution, but we’d be wrong.  Until 1967, states could and did elect Congressional representatives from combinations of single, at-large and multi-member districts.   The 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibits voting practices and procedures that dilute the ability of minority voters to elect candidates …

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