18
Feb

In Florida, more than one in five black adults can’t vote. Not because they lack citizenship or haven’t registered, but because they have, at some point, been convicted of a felony. …More than 20 percent of black adults have lost their right to vote in Kentucky and Virginia, too…

Felon disenfranchisement among black adults has multiplied over the past few decades… In 1980, only two states had black disenfranchisement rates above 10 percent. By 2010, nine states had rates above 10 percent with three of those states being home to disenfranchisement rates north of 20 percent.

04
Dec
I actually do vote, but I don’t have any illusions that my vote is doing anything. There are far more important things than voting. I care more about what people do the day after they vote.
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Jeremy Scahill

Preach.

02
Jul
The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.
27
Nov
It’ll be interesting to see how the Republican party evolves when these whipper snappers are all grown up. 

It’ll be interesting to see how the Republican party evolves when these whipper snappers are all grown up. 

06
Nov

Libertarians are hoping for 5 percent of the popular vote…

So that they can receive federal funding and easier ballot access, but given the results of the last 6 presidential elections, achieving just 1 or 2 percent would be significant progress.

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29
Aug
My results from iSideWith.com, which offers a fun little quiz matching your views with all the Presidential candidates. I would dispute the alleged healthcare agreement with Gary Johnson and I probably side with him more often on foreign policy than is indicated here. Nonetheless, this seems a generally reliable guide for curious voters.

My results from iSideWith.com, which offers a fun little quiz matching your views with all the Presidential candidates. I would dispute the alleged healthcare agreement with Gary Johnson and I probably side with him more often on foreign policy than is indicated here. Nonetheless, this seems a generally reliable guide for curious voters.

16
Feb

The caucus system is fundamentally unrepresentative, disproportionately dominated by semiorganized bands of activists, and leads to low turnout.

There’s got to be a better way to pick a presidential nominee.

24
Oct

62% of Americans Want to Abolish the Electoral College

Another sensible policy supported by the majority of Americans….so of course it’ll never happen.