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1,913,369 Ballots Thrown AwayHow Trump did—and will—Disqualify your Vote

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/07/2020 - 9:38am in

Here’s what you know: In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes. Officially.
Here’s what you don’t know: 75,355 ballots were never counted. That’s official, too. Just “spoilage,” that is, ballots that were, for some technical reason, un-tallied. But not just anyone’s vote “spoiled.” Most of these vanished votes were cast in... READ MORE

While We Were Social Distancing

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 3:01am in

With mounting deaths and unemployment at Depression-era highs there’s even more news flying under the radar. The team at BillMoyers.com brings you the news you need to know — some of it good, some of it outrageous, all of it important — that’s been covered up by COVID-19. Continue reading

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What Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting Reveal About the President

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 5:02am in

Trump threatens to pull state funds to stop mail-in voting in Michigan and Nevada, which he can't do. But his problem is not mail-in ballots. He's falling behind in the polls. Continue reading

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Step One: Redraw the Maps. Step Two: Win Elections. Step Three: Suppress the Vote.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 16/05/2020 - 8:35am in

In the new documentary film, Slay the Dragon, journalists Dave Daley, Ari Berman, Vann Newkirk and others explain how legislators in some key swing states used gerrymandering to draw districts favorable to Republican candidates. Former Wisconsin State Senator Dale Schultz … Continue reading

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How Does a Political Party Get Fewer Votes But Still Win Elections? Gerrymandering on Steroids

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 14/05/2020 - 3:39am in

In this clip from the new documentary film, Slay the Dragon, we learn that after the 2010 redistricting process had been completed in states across the country, a strange pattern emerged in the 2012 midterm election. In several states — most … Continue reading

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In 2010, Republicans ‘Weaponized’ Gerrymandering. Here’s How They Did It.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 6:00am in

It has been a long held tradition in American politics that every 10 years, the party in control of state houses would use gerrymandering to redraw districts in their favor for the next election. But in 2010, something different happened. Continue reading

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