What the Fight for D.C. Statehood Means

Democrats embark on a new long-shot mission to give 700,000 Americans voting representation in Congress.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #washington-dc

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How Democrats Who Lost in Deep-Red Places Might Have Helped Biden

A study by a liberal group found a reverse coattails effect in 2020: Down-ballot candidates may have helped elect President Biden, rather than the other way around.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-state-legislature, #presidential-election-of-2020, #run-for-something, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Scott Stringer Has Trained to Be Mayor for Decades. Will Voters Be Persuaded?

Scott Stringer’s deep experience in New York City politics has yet to translate into momentum in the mayor’s race. Could an endorsement from the Working Families Party help?

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Democrats Were Lukewarm on Campaign Biden. They Love President Biden.

Joe Biden never captured the hearts of Democratic voters in the way Barack Obama once did. But now that he is in office, he is drawing nearly universal approval from his party.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Will Smith’s Production Pulls Film Out of Georgia, Citing Voting Laws

The film, ‘Emancipation,’ which is being produced and financed by Apple Studios, is the first major production to cite the law as a reason to leave the state.

#black-people, #fuqua-antoine, #georgia, #movies, #smith-will, #voting-and-voters

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The New Cancel Culture Capitalism

For Republicans, cancel culture is good for business.

#boycotts, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Oh Se-hoon Wins Seoul Mayoral Election

Conservative opposition candidates won two mayoral races that were seen as a referendum on President Moon Jae-in and a bellwether for next year’s presidential contest.

#busan-south-korea, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-mayors, #mayors, #moon-jae-in, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #voting-and-voters

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Business Has Only One Political Party: Profit

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Are Democrats Friends with Big Business Now?

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Amid Awakening, Asian-Americans Are Still Taking Shape as a Political Force

Divided by generation, ethnicity and class, but currently galvanized by a surge of racially motivated attacks, Asian-Americans are growing rapidly as political players.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #democratic-party, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Trump’s Latino Support Was More Widespread Than Thought, Report Finds

While Latinos played a major role in Democratic victories last year, Donald Trump’s outreach to them proved successful in states around the country, not just in certain geographic areas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

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M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

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What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does

The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.

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Virginia, the Old Confederacy’s Heart, Becomes a Voting Rights Bastion

For nearly 50 years, the state was subject to Voting Rights Act rules meant to deter racial discrimination. Those federal guidelines are now shredded, but Virginia just recreated them on its own.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #mcauliffe-terry, #northam-ralph-s, #state-legislatures, #virginia, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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It’s Not Too Early to Start Courting Latino Voters

Democrats will need their votes to keep control of the Senate and House after the midterms.

#hispanic-americans, #libre-initiative, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Biden Says He Would Support Moving All-Star Game Over Georgia Voting Law

In an interview on ESPN, President Biden discussed the restrictions passed by the state’s Republicans last week and encouraged baseball fans to abide by social-distancing protocols.

#baseball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #espn, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #stadiums-and-arenas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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Republican Efforts to Restrict Voting

Readers criticize a bill passed in Georgia that they view as anti-democratic.

#georgia, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Will Hit Black People Hard

The state’s new Republican-crafted law is set to restrict voting access in ways that Democrats and voting rights groups say will have an outsize impact on Black voters.

#black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia Republicans Pass Major Bill to Limit Voting, Sending It to Kemp

The bill, which would make Georgia the first significant battleground state to overhaul its election system since last year’s presidential contest, has been denounced by Democrats and voting rights groups.

#black-people, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia House Passes Sweeping Bill to Restrict Voting

The bill’s passage cleared a major hurdle in the Republican-led effort to limit ballot access in the state. The legislation will now go back to the State Senate.

#georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #voting-and-voters

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Why Your Ballots Are Boring

Politicians love to divide and conquer.

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N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race Is Up For Grabs, Poll Suggests

Fifty percent of likely Democratic voters still don’t know whom they want to be the next mayor of New York, a poll found.

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How G.O.P. and Conservative Groups Are Guiding States on Voter Laws

As Republican legislatures seek to usher in a raft of new voting restrictions, they are being prodded by an array of party leaders and outside groups working to coordinate the efforts.

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How the Pandemic Changed Your Politics

Worry, anxiety, hope: Readers shared how they experienced a wild year in American life and politics.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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In Restricting Early Voting, the Right Sees a New ‘Center of Gravity’

Donald Trump is no longer center stage. But many conservative activists are finding that the best way to raise money and keep voters engaged is to make his biggest fabrication their top priority.

#absentee-voting, #american-principles-project, #heritage-foundation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #susan-b-anthony-list, #tea-party-patriots, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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Will Cuomo’s Scandals Pave the Way for N.Y.C.’s First Female Mayor?

The women running for mayor have sharply criticized the governor as sexual harassment allegations pile up against him, and say they offer a different style of leadership.

#garcia-kathryn, #mayors, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls

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Many Iowans Are Uncomfortable With a New Voting Restriction, Poll Finds

A new survey by one of the country’s top pollsters hinted at discomfort among voters in the state about new balloting restrictions.

#iowa, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

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Biden Wants No Part of the Culture War the G.O.P. Loves

The generosity of his $1.9 trillion relief bill has the added benefit of shifting attention where he wants it.

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Can Anything End the Voting Wars?

As battles over voting rules burn hotter, the stakes are still lower than both sides seem to think.

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Election Year in Germany Kicks Off With Voting in Two States

Regional governments will be chosen in two southwestern states months before a national vote that is considered wide open after 16 years under Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Can France’s Far Right Win Over the ‘Beavers’? One Mayor Shows How

In the southern city of Perpignan, voters who had long built a dam against the far right turned in the last election. Some wonder whether it’s a harbinger of things to come.

#aliot-louis, #elections, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #perpignan-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #voting-and-voters

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A Political Hurricane Blew Through Georgia. Now It’s Bracing for More.

The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention (even the death threats have slowed). But new storms are on the horizon.

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Why Al Franken Hovers Over the Debate About Cuomo’s Future

When the Minnesota senator resigned, Democrats weighed how to handle sexual misconduct allegations. Now that conversation is evolving, with the New York governor at the center.

#metoo-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Allegations Against Cuomo Reignite a #MeToo Debate for Democrats

Groping and sexual harassment allegations against New York’s governor have renewed a yearslong conversation within the party about how it handles accusations against powerful liberal male politicians.

#metoo-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?

Several voters said values like individual responsibility and providing for one’s family, and a desire for lower taxes and financial stability, led them to reject a party embraced by their parents.

#arizona, #democratic-party, #florida, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They’re Not Offering Much in Return.

Party leaders want to capitalize on Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class. But in recent weeks, they’ve offered very little to advance working people’s economic interests.

#conservatism-us-politics, #conservative-political-action-conference, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Stacey Abrams on American Idealism and American Betrayal

Abrams helped win major Democratic victories in Georgia, the right is retaliating and it’s getting personal. But Abrams says she doesn’t mind; it’s all about the long game.

#abrams-stacey-y, #elections, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Will the Supreme Court Gut the Voting Rights Act?

The court is being asked how hard it should be for states to pass what might be voter-suppression laws.

#arizona, #georgia, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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A Supreme Court Test for What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act

While state legislatures consider new voting restrictions to address claims of election fraud, the justices will hear arguments on what kind of legal scrutiny such laws should face.

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Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #national-debt-us, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might

Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

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How to Keep Extremists Out of Power

Every political reform proposal must be judged by its ability to fuel or weaken extremist candidates.

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Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda.

The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barber-william-j-ii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The Presidential Primary Calendar Stinks. Now’s the Time to Shake It Up.

Democrats should take the opportunity to reform an out-of-touch system.

#democratic-national-committee, #nevada, #primaries-and-caucuses, #state-legislatures, #voting-and-voters

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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

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‘There’s Nothing Left’: Why Thousands of Republicans Are Leaving the Party

Voting registration data indicates a stronger-than-usual flight from the G.O.P. since the Capitol riot, with an intensely fluid period in American politics now underway.

#conservatism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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No More Playing Nice: 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race

The candidates make stronger attacks against one another, as a Republican enters the race hoping to court Hispanic voters.

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