Filed Under: “State politics”

Study finds nearly 22 percent of Republican state legislators joined extremist Facebook groups

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Researchers find GOP lawmakers pushing for censorship and voter suppression laws based on groups’ beliefs


State-level Republicans rolling back voting rights with majority votes, as national Democrats cling to filibuster

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Georgia Republicans become latest state GOPers to pass sweeping redistricting rules on a party-line vote


Democratic factions offer differing reasons for McAuliffe loss in Virginia

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Party conservatives fault national Democrats for not passing bills while progressives say McAuliffe was a poor candidate


State lawmakers aren’t just trying to ban ‘critical race theory,’ they’re trying to ban educating about race

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Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin cozies up to conspiracist groups, hopes voters don’t notice

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After opposing jobless benefits for citizens, GOP leaders now favor them for the unvaccinated

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As Biden administration and some governors roll out requirements to encourage vaccination, Republican politicians are trying to subsidize anti-vaxxers


How ranked-choice voting can help make politics more about building coalitions than riling up superfans

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Election voting systems aren’t exciting topics, but the right ones can actually help make politics more inclusive and less divisive


Christian supremacist group targets Houston-area school board elections, aims for national effort

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Extremist group leader Rick Scarborough hopes to take over Texas school boards to ban ‘critical race theory’ teaching


As Newsom defeats right-wing recall effort, California’s importance for Democrats becomes clearer

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California is America’s most populous state but national Democrats have mostly ignored it except as a piggybank, did the recall change that?


The Texas abortion law’s vigilante enforcement mechanism is exactly how Jim Crow worked

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Deputizing citizens to enforce legally suspect laws is how Texas suppressed black citizens’ rights to vote


 

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