Redistricting

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: The fight for fair electoral maps kicked off in earnest today, when the US Census Bureau revealed each state’s updated number of US House seats. And the bad news is that Pennsylvania will soon have one less representative in Congress. Republicans will...

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  • April 27, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

The New York Times shed some light on this on Monday: G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania, in a gambit that could tip the scales...

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  • February 17, 2021

Fucking idiot: The Florida senator once again found himself in Twitter-roasting territory on Wednesday with his misguided tweet blaming the media for the rise of QAnon-sympathizer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) within the GOP — conveniently ignoring his own history of enabling former President Trump to run wild with false...

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  • February 4, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of his  organization, All On The Line: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) The 2021 redistricting process will be the first-ever with a nationwide grassroots movement to hold map manipulators accountable. But the truth is,...

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  • December 21, 2020

First things first: elect Warnock and Ossoff Much like urging Georgia Republicans to write in Trump on their ballots, there likely is an unintended consequence in Democrats’ failure to flip statehouse seats. The damage has been done at so many levels as noble efforts to fight gerrymandering in places like North...

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  • December 16, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

Wisconsin is a critical state for both Democrats and Republicans. Biden can win without it, but it is a bellweather, and as Wisconsin goes, much of the Upper Midwest may also go. Trump almost certainly cannot get to 270 without Wisconsin, a state he won by fewer than 23,000 votes...

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  • October 27, 2020

In 2010, while Democrats completely focused on national races, the GOP—along with dark money from the Koch brothers and others—poured millions into the state legislative races. As a result, Democrats lost 21 legislative chambers with devastating consequences. States were turned into conservative meth labs that went after women’s rights, healthcare, education funding, and...

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  • October 22, 2020

Kathy Lewis is the grassroots candidate the Democratic Party should be yearning for throughout the country. Yet they failed her. If Kathy Lewis wins, she will have an earned independence x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. While doing hourly perusing at on articles by my favorite authors at DailyKos,...

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  • October 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), and his organization, Powered By People: Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country, with elections for the State House that will determine the future of redistricting and a Presidential contest that might come down to...

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  • October 12, 2020

For the past two decades, there’s one thing the Florida Democrats have gotten really good at: losing. Despite having many more registered Democrats in this state than Republicans, our state government is the equivalent of ruby red Alabama, with only one statewide Democratic official—Secretary of Agriculture Nikki Fried. (Even Alabama,...

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  • October 10, 2020

Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz for Texas’s Senate seat in 2018, and Tory Gavito, cofounder of Way to Win, have an op-ed in today’s WaPo urging Biden to fight for Texas’s 38 EVs: Joe Biden can end the drama on election night. All he has to do...

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  • October 4, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

Once the Democrats broke the Republican gerrymandering of Virginia districts and fair elections were held in 2019, Virginia became a blue trifecta—meaning the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. Democrats immediately restored voting rights, made Election Day a holiday, and extended voting hours. These small...

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  • September 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX): We are about to enter the most critical stretch in the most important year of our lives. There are only 25 days until early voting begins in Texas and 46 days until Election Day. The most defining...

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  • September 18, 2020

which opened early in-person voting today. Unlike previous years, you do NOT have to fill out a form and give an excuse of why you cannot vote on election day. I was in Arlington County (which is heavily Dem —  Biden will easily carry more than 70% of the vote). ...

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  • September 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: We’re trying to do two big things that haven’t been done in a long time. 1. Win a Democratic majority in the Texas House (last time that happened was...

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  • September 1, 2020

Received Slate Magazine’s weekly e-mail letter, The Surge, today. Every few weeks they will change up their battleground state rankings for the 2020 Election. Below are the seven states that are tipping towards Joe Biden and deserve the most attention: 1. Texas There has been some recent discourse about whether...

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  • July 17, 2020

Several stories are up about what’s going on in Portland OR right now. I’m writing this to highlight what Gov. Kate Brown is saying about it: this is purely and totally a political ploy to terrorize her citizens and turn peaceful protests into an excuse for “political theater” for no...

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  • July 17, 2020

I like Mike Bloomberg again: The political arm of an anti-gun-violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections. Everytown for Gun Safety Victory...

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  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behlaf of his organization, Powered by People: I'd like to share some news with you. As you may know from previous emails I've sent you, our work to register and turn out voters in Texas has...

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  • July 16, 2020

Some more big news today out of Texas courtesy of Fox News’ latest poll: x 🚨New Texas poll from Fox News: BIDEN 45TRUMP 44 CORNYN (R) 46HEGAR (D) 36 CORNYN (R) 47WEST (D) 37https://t.co/sqMLpB5jHN— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) June 25, 2020 Texas is a tossup, as Democrat Joe Biden tops President...

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  • June 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of the  Wisconsin Democratic Party: I am appalled at what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Our fellow Americans were forced to make an impossible choice that no one should ever have to make in a democracy: Put your health...

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  • April 13, 2020

Since the Wisconsin Primary is coming up next Tuesday, Marquette University’s latest poll reminds us how much of a role Wisconsin will play in the general election: General election matchups betweenTrump and both Democratic candidates indicate a very close race. In the Marchpoll, Biden receives 48 percent and Trump receives...

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  • April 1, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Council for a Livable World in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: I hope you and your loved ones continue to do well in these strange and uncertain times. At the Council, we remain steadfast in our commitments both to keep our...

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  • March 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Attorney General, Eric Holder, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Our democracy is based on a simple concept: Voters should have a fair chance to elect candidates of their choice. Unfortunately, there is no clearer example of how that promise...

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  • March 12, 2020

Two years ago the United States became the world’s largest petroleum producer due to oil extracted by fracking oil shale deposits. Monday, the oil fracking boom came to an end as petroleum prices plunged 30% when Russia and Saudi Arabia entered into a oil price war. http://www.nytimes.com/… Crude lost as much...

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  • March 10, 2020

The Peach State is the eighth largest in population with nearly 11 million people, having grown 10% since 2010. It is dominated by the six million residents of the Atlanta Metropolitian region which has grown about 15% over the last 10 years. There are several reasons Georgia will be of interest...

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  • February 27, 2020

Last year, the state of Virginia culminated its transformation from one of the most Republican states to electing a Democratic controlled legislature for the first time in a generation. What will be the next state to transform from a dependable Republican to swing state or better, maybe the Grand Canyon State? Reviewing the...

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  • February 17, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from Governor Tony Evers (D. WI) on behalf of Democracy for America: I have to thank you. When I won my race for Governor of Wisconsin in 2018, I knew it was because of progressives in state and nationwide, including the critical support of DFA members....

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  • January 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee in support of Dr. Eliz Markowitz’s (D. TX-HD28) special election: The GOP has used gerrymandering to silence Texans for a decade. So we've made the Lone Star State one of our top targets for 2020 — and...

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  • January 13, 2020

A caller to Politics Done Right was ready for a fight attempting to use Biden's son's use of nepotism for a lucrative job as justification against Trump's impeachment. This approach neutralized his position. Right-Wing caller schooled on impeachment & constitution x x YouTube Video Watch the entire episode here. The caller started by...

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  • December 21, 2019

Freedom Caucus leader and major Trump fan Mark Meadows of North Carolina’s CD-11 announced  he is leaving Congress possibly to join the Trump Administration. time.com/… “My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning. This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just three years, and...

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  • December 19, 2019

insideelections.com/… The nonpartisan site Inside Elections has made 12 changes in its ratings for 2020 US House elections, all but one in favor of Democrats. Most of the districts are in the Midwest, two in Iowa, two in Illinois, and three in Minnesota. The Midwest has most of the swing...

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  • December 5, 2019

insideelections.com/… The nonpartisan site Inside Elections has made 12 changes in its ratings for 2020 US House elections, all but one in favor of Democrats. Most of the districts are in the Midwest, two in Iowa, two in Illinois, and three in Minnesota. The Midwest has most of the swing...

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  • December 5, 2019

I received this e-mail today from former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D. VA) on behalf of the People For The American Way: I’m writing today to ask for your help in next month’s critical elections in Virginia (now just two weeks away). I am proud of what we accomplished in Virginia...

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  • October 22, 2019

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/… A survey released today by Public Policy Polling finds Donald Trump performing poorly against a generic Democrat and that Mike Pence, should he be the Republican candidate, would also lose. PPP’s new national poll, conducted on behalf of EDF Action, finds that Donald Trump has a 40/55 approval spread...

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  • October 4, 2019

Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee: It’s no secret that Republicans’ control of state legislatures gave them map-drawing power during 2011 redistricting. That’s what the infamous REDMAP project was all about — winning state legislative elections in 2010 to control redistricting in 2011....

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  • September 20, 2019

There’s fewer people I have less respect for than Ronna Romney McDaniel. She is the epitome of what has become of the GOP: hypocritical, bigoted, financially reckless, and of course, completely submissive to Trump. How submissive?  He literally instructed her to drop the “Romney” from her name—and she actually complied. ...

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  • September 7, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee: A few weeks ago, New Hampshire's Republican governor, Chris Sununu, VETOED a bipartisan bill to create an independent redistricting commission. This is the first time in recent memory a governor anywhere in the country has vetoed an independent redistricting commission. Sununu claimed...

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  • September 4, 2019

Received this e-mail from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee: We're less than two years away from redistricting. And what happens in this year's elections will determine who's at the table. Who will be signing the maps in Kentucky? Will it be far-right Republican and least popular...

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  • August 30, 2019

FUCK YEAH!!! x YouTube Video The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State has set its sights on five secretaries of state offices it wants to flip in 2020 in an effort that explicitly cites GOP attacks on voting rights. The organization unveiled the campaign on Thursday with a promotional video. “Republican...

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  • August 22, 2019

So, yeah, Oregon. Where there’s an increasing chance of an armed standoff between the government and… the government. First, a little background. As of the last election, the Democrats enjoy full control of the Oregon government, including a supermajority in both the House and Senate. But not, as we’ll see, a...

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  • June 21, 2019
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Here’s another crucial fight to protect the right to vote: The Senate postponed to next week the confirmation vote on Raleigh attorney Thomas Farr to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The vote was scheduled for noon Thursday, but shortly after 11 a.m. it was...

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  • November 29, 2018

The Georgia Governor Race continues to get more mainstream attention and Stacey Abrams (D. GA) fellow Democrats are rightfully calling out the Brian Kemp’s (R. GA) voter suppression tactics. First, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ): New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he believes the Georgia gubernatorial election is being...

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  • November 14, 2018
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