No, not really. But sort of. Ian Millhiser explains that Democratic House candidates actually got more votes nationwide than Republicans, by around 500,000. So how could the Republicans maintain their majority? Simple. It was gerrymandering. Nick Baumann at Mother Jones has the goods (h/t Dayen): North Carolina, which Obama lost by around 2 percentage points: 9-4 GOP Florida, [...]
Archive for the ‘Election reform’ Category
Virginia has a nonpartisan election board. The rest of us ought to (though we need a backer for the cause).
GOP hoping that voter suppression will help them. It won’t be enough. And it has tarnished the Republican brand for years to come.
Michigan’s GOP governor does the right thing on voter ID laws.
On Tuesday I’ll drive from Chicago up to Sauk City, Wisconsin, to do voter protection, that is, pollwatching while holding a law degree. Wisconsin historically has offered exceptionally inclusive voter access, including in-precinct same-day registration. But one of the many delightful consequences of the Republican takeover of the state is a photo-i.d. law which isn’t [...]
Sending out mailings to a neighborhood showing which residents voted in the past two elections and which didn’t, and promising to send out a similar mailing after the next election, boosts turnout at less than $2 per additional vote. Let’s get organized to do it.