Contested Elections Are a Danger to Our Military

If intense political partisanship is allowed to creep into the ranks, it could fracture the chain of command. 

#presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

We Still Have to Worry About the Supreme Court and Elections

The justices are about to consider whether the Voting Rights Act applies to policies that restrict the vote.

#absentee-voting, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #barrett-amy-coney, #florida, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #minorities, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

In the Messiest Contested Election, One Man Saved the System From Itself

Samuel Randall went against his own party’s wishes to keep the U.S. political system from falling apart.

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Has the Court Learned Nothing From Bush v. Gore?

Apparently not.

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As Supreme Court Weighs Election Cases, a New Life for Bush v. Gore

After two decades of legal obscurity, the ruling that handed the 2000 election to George W. Bush is getting fresh attention.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us

The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of State Election Law

Allowing federal courts to muck around with state election laws is dangerous and destabilizing.

#barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #federal-courts-us, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2000, #rehnquist-william-h, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state

Lessons From the 2000 Election

The Biden and Trump campaigns are quietly preparing for a contested election. What have Democrats and Republicans learned from the last time that happened?

#bush-george-w, #gore-al, #presidential-election-of-2000, #rutenberg-jim, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Voting Rights Battle in a School Board ‘Coup’

For Black residents of Sumter County, the fight for representation echoed the civil rights era. For white residents, it reflected the anxiety, made manifest by the Trump era, of maintaining power over institutions even without the votes to do so.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2000, #race-and-ethnicity, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #whites

What It Would Take to End the U.S. Electoral College

In two of the past five presidential elections, the Electoral College awarded the White House to the loser of the popular vote. Is the system broken?

#clinton-hillary-rodham, #electoral-college, #gore-al, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2016, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wegman-jesse

Will Florida, the Recount State, Be Ready for the Election?

Elections supervisors say the hard-earned lessons of the 2000 presidential recount and other messes have taught them well. But the challenges are already apparent.

#florida, #midterm-elections-2018, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

There is a lot for us to learn, not just from their friendship, but from their intellectual combat.

#appeals-courts-us, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2000, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

There Are Better Ways for Bloomberg to Spend His Money

If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bush-george-w, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #ex-convicts, #florida, #gore-al, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Could the 2020 Election End Up at the Supreme Court?

The scenarios that keep me up at night.

#bush-george-w, #constitution-us, #douglas-lawrence-r-1959, #florida, #gore-al, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

2004: ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and a Country at War With Itself

In this moment of polarization and racial justice, our critic looks back at Michael Moore’s smash documentary about the Iraq war and ‘The Notebook.’

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