Marykarinna Hall

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Electoral College Halfway Fixed!

Ever since August 8, 2011, when California became the ninth state to join the National Popular Vote interstate compact (the tenth if you count the District of Columbia), the movement had been stalled with just under half of the electoral-college votes it would take to bring the compact into …

A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem

Let's pretend. Let's pretend that politics doesn't matter, politicians don't matter, history doesn't matter, nostalgia doesn't matter, emotion doesn't matter, habit doesn't matter, romance doesn't matter, prejudice doesn't matter — all that matters is good old rational, mathematical, …

Social media as election predictor?

So even though “Twitter data provides analysts an easy window into the public mood,” Sen said, “that may not be enough to predict … electoral outcomes.”<p>Takis Metaxas, computer science professor and founder of the media arts and sciences program at Wellesley College, jokingly told POLITICO, “Social …

Social media priceless in 2015 election campaign, says Labour strategist

Labour is to relaunch its rapid response unit and step up its social media presence after the Tories signalled they would run a "smear and fear campaign" in the runup to the 2015 general election, Labour's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander has said .<p>Sharing his first thoughts since being …

Do Lower Wages and Higher Unemployment Increase Voter Turnout?

(Digital Vision)<p>A recent study by <b>Kerwin Charles</b> and <b>Melvin Stephens, Jr.</b> argues that increases in wages and employment reduce voter turnout in …

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North Carolina Republicans slammed over 'suppressive' voting bill

North Carolina is set to introduce what experts say is the most "repressive" attack on the rights of African American voters in decades, barely a month after the US supreme court struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act.<p>The bill, which was passed by the state's Republican-dominated …

Obama Administration Targets North Carolina Voting Law

Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a press conference on Monday that the Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit against North Carolina over …

So the Voting Rights Act Is Gutted—What Can Protect Minority Voters Now?

The Supreme Court's decision may have been misguided, but automatic voter registration would be majorly mitigating. Why aren't Democrats pushing it?<p>Reuters<p>Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in <i>Shelby County v. Holder</i> effectively cripples the Voting Rights Act. It flies in the face of a mountain of …

Lawmakers Roll Out Voting Rights Act Fix

A bipartisan group of lawmakers took the first step Thursday to patch a gaping hole in the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court eviscerated a key part of the law that allowed for federal oversight of states with a history of ballot box discrimination.<p>The bill, known as the Voting Rights …

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Repairing the Voting Rights Act

When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act last year, it seemed impossible that a divided Congress would be able to agree on new legislation that would satisfy the court's concerns and restore robust enforcement of the landmark civil rights law. But a creative new …

No, the Voting Rights Act Is Not Dead

Analysts who assume Congress won't pick up where the Supreme Court left off are forgetting the law's difficult fight just seven years ago.<p>When the Supreme Court handed down its verdict on the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, analysts had little doubt about what it meant: By sending the landmark …

Interactive Map: The War on Voting Rights

In the magazine this week, Jeffrey Toobin writes about Attorney General Eric Holder and his efforts to enforce the principles of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In the Shelby County v. Holder decision of June, 2013, the Supreme Court declared Section 4 of the Act unconstitutional by a vote of five to …

How to fight the war on voting rights: truth, justice and not the Biden way

Most people have to be drunk to speak as many truths as Joe Biden does, and to be forgiven so quickly. Liberals tolerate his outbursts – he’s the wacky uncle whose tipsy exploits make for family inside jokes – while conservatives see him as the neighbor who parked on their lawn and peed in the …

North Carolina voters fear new ID law will keep them from polls

HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.<p>No birth certificate was issued; a birth announcement was handwritten into the Currie family …