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Beto O’Rourke raised $80 million total for Ted Cruz challenge, left little in bank 8.12.2018 Raw Story

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, ultimately raised over $80 million in his unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas — and he left little in his campaign coffers when it was all done. That’s according to a post-election filing Thursday with the Federal Election Commission...

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National Democratic group was behind mysterious anti-Cruz super PAC 7.12.2018 Raw Story

An anti-Ted Cruz super PAC that did not have to disclose its donors before Election Day was mostly funded by a top national Democratic group, a new filing with the Federal Election Commission reveals. The anti-Cruz super PAC, Texas Forever, popped up in the final days of the Republican U.S. senator&...

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‘Very strong evidence, if not proof’: Trump’s campaign may have illegally coordinated with the NRA during the 2016 election: report 7.12.2018 Raw Story

On top of suspicions that President Donald Trump’s campaign nefariously coordinated with the Russian government as a part of the 2016 campaign, and in addition to the sworn statement by Michael Cohen that Trump directed him to engage in criminal campaign finance violations, the Trump campaign ...

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A Dangerous Moment for Democracy: Why We Need a New Reconstruction 25.11.2018 Truthout.com
To rebuild democracy and ensure it works for all us, we will have to do more than win elections.

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Here is why we need a New Reconstruction in the age of Trump 25.11.2018 Raw Story

Despite record turnout and a historic shift in power in Congress, the 2018 midterm elections represent a dangerous moment for the future of American democracy. From Georgia to Kansas to North Carolina, this election has been marred by a concerted effort to rig our democracy and suppress the voices o...

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Here’s how Republicans hijacked a bill designed to ‘Help America Vote’ — and used it to block people from voting 22.11.2018 GregPalast.com

There’s a fascinating history to what Joe Madison calls “James Crow, Esq., voting suppression” — and that history tells us what we can do to solve the problem of Republicans using the Help America Vote Act to block people from voting in largely Democratic areas. It started with the 2000 election “debacle” in Florida...

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Republicans hijacked a bill designed to ‘Help America Vote’ — and used it to suppress Democratic voters 20.11.2018 Raw Story

There’s a fascinating history to what Joe Madison calls “James Crow, Esq., voting suppression”—and that history tells us what we can do to solve the problem of Republicans using the Help America Vote Act to block people from voting in largely Democratic areas. It started with the 2000 election “deba...

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Pro-Trump Dark Money Group’s Tax Return Reveals Millions in Undisclosed Spending 20.11.2018 Truthout.com
Despite the implications of a group's misreporting its political spending, substantial consequences are unlikely.

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The Republican Party And The Undermining Of American Democracy 20.11.2018 Crooks Liars
In this December 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, while Paul Ryan looks on, during a ceremony at the White House after the final passage of tax overhaul legislation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce ...
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The GOP has become the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War 20.11.2018 Raw Story

The transformation of the Republican party from a recognizable centre-right conservative political party to what it has become under Donald Trump began a half century ago. It started with Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” to break the old Democratic “solid South” by capturing white voters angered ...

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Top GOP adviser denounces Georgia’s Brian Kemp: ‘He cheated & undermined democracy every step of the way’ 18.11.2018 Raw Story

A top Republican adviser denounced Georgia’s governor-elect Brian Kemp as a “hack” who stole the election. John Weaver, a political strategist for former president George H.W. Bush and a presidential campaign adviser to the late John McCain, now works for Ohio’s Republican Go...

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Trump-appointed judge utterly crushes Russian firm for trying to squirm out of Mueller election indictment 15.11.2018 Raw Story

U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, has denied a Russian firm’s attempt to have charges of election interference dropped. In a Thursday filing, Friedrich ruled against Concord Management and Consulting’s motion to dismiss charges broug...

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It’s Time to Fix American Elections -- Again 15.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/John Minchillo Voters use electronic polling machines as they cast their votes at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio.  democracy_rules.jpg In Georgia, untold numbers of voters who had registered and checked their voting locations well before Election Day  were turned away , told they couldn’t be found on the rolls or had come to the wrong polling place. Many were denied provisional ballots, which were in short supply, and which some poll workers were  handing out selectively . In Florida, Governor Rick Scott called  from the porch of the governors’ mansion  for a criminal investigation into supposed fraud in Senate vote counting—despite running as the GOP nominee in that very election. Scott ultimately  recused himself  from certifying his own election results, under pressure from a lawsuit, but not before leveling  wild and damaging  claims. He’s one of three politicians seeking statewide office this year who helped oversee their own races. In Michigan, North Carolina, New ...
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A county in Idaho offered Spanish-language ballots for the first time and here’s what happened 15.11.2018 Raw Story

On the morning of Election Day, the top trending search on Google was “donde votar,” which means “where to vote” in Spanish. Voter access to the polls was a major issue during the 2018 midterm elections in the U.S. Charges of voter suppression were made in in Georgia and North Dakota. Critics of new...

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House Democrat to probe census citizenship question 14.11.2018 Raw Story

The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump’s administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire. Democratic Representative Elijah Cumming...

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The Nine New Democratic Black Congress Members Come From Heavily White Districts 12.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Teresa Crawford Democratic Representative-elect Lauren Underwood, who defeated of four-term Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren on November 6, campaigning in Lindenhurst, Illinois.  The blue wave had some black riders. Every African American Democrat in the House running for re-election in this year’s midterms won his or her race.  In addition, voters sent nine new black members, all Democrats, to Congress. As a result, the number of black House members will grow to an  all-time peak  of 56, even if, as appears possible, both black Republicans(Utah’s Mia Love and Texas’ Will Hurt) lose their seats.   What’s unusual about the nine new members is that all of them prevailed in predominantly white and mostly suburban districts. Five of the nine are women.  For most of the 20th century, there were few black members of Congress. In 1950, only two African Americans (William Dawson of Chicago’s South Side and Adam Clayton Powell of Harlem) served in the House. The civil rights movement and the 1965 ...
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Trump Hotels made millions off Republican campaigns during midterms: report 11.11.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump made millions on the midterm elections through his hotel projects, CNN reports. The president collected at least $3.2 million in emoluments from Republican campaigns, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. That number could swell further when the f...

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Here’s how Brian Kemp is stealing the Georgia electionHalf a million Georgia voters were purged with no notice — and their provisional ballots likely won’t be counted 10.11.2018 GregPalast.com

[Atlanta, Georgia] Brian Kemp, who until this week was Georgia’s secretary of state, is stealing the gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams. Here’s how. It begins with

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Here’s how Brian Kemp is stealing the Georgia election from Stacey Abrams 10.11.2018 Raw Story

Brian Kemp, who until this week was Georgia’s secretary of state, is stealing the gubernatorial election from Stacey Abrams. Here’s how. This article was originally published at Salon We can begin with 92-year-old Christine Jordan, who blocked from voting. Watch this 59-second video of Jordan, who i...

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DOJ Is Sending Poll Monitors to Intimidate Voters, Experts Warn 6.11.2018 Truthout.com
This is the White House's last-ditch effort at voter suppression.

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