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Native Vote Could Determine Outcome of Senate Race in Montana 21.9.2018 Truthout.com
One of the country’s most-watched Senate races could be determined by Montana’s Native voters.

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New Documents Reveal Wilbur Ross Lied To Congress About Census Question 20.9.2018 Crooks Liars
This morning on CNN, the Reality Check segment asked if the Trump administration tried to twist the U.S. census to their political advantage, and if a cabinet secretary lied to Congress about it. That's a rhetorical question, right? John Avlon said there is "new evidence" that Wilbur Ross lied to Congress to give the Republicans an edge in redistricting. "Newly revealed documents show that Wilbur Ross was trying to pull that off. When the Trump administration proposed adding a question about citizenship, the controversy was as swift as it was predictable," he said. "They are supposed to count everybody that lives in our country, regardless of their status, and critics say the goal was to undercount non-citizens. They have a clear record of taking hardline positions against undocumented residents and their children. Not so, said Team Trump. They said it was being added back to the Census for the first time since 1950 because the Justice Department needed it to help the Voting Rights Act. Since initiating ...
Supreme Court Decision on Dark Money Will Tell Us Who Is Funding Our Elections 19.9.2018 Truthout.com
Any group or individual must now disclose the identities of all contributors who gave more than $200 in a year. 

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Brett Kavanaugh Threatens Racial Justice & Voting Rights 14.9.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s disturbing record on racial issues would put the Voting Rights Act in further jeopardy if he were to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, argues Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record on racial issues…Read more →
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Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many people who want to vote face obstacles like past criminal records, voter ID laws and purging of voter rolls. Even if they aren't barred from voting, they may be kept from the polls.
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Brett Kavanaugh is a Threat to Racial Justice and Voting Rights 8.9.2018 Truthout.com
The fate of the Voting Rights Act hangs in the balance.

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The Unsettling Truth About Brett Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade, and 'Settled Law': 'BradCast' 9/7/2018 8.9.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Some encouraging election news. More disturbing news about the Republican's "sham" rush rob to ram through another GOP activist onto the U.S. Supreme Court before they could lose their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. And the re-emergence of Barack Obama before the November midterms. [Audio link ...
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Greg Palast And Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Are Once Again On The Move To Fight For Democracy 5.9.2018 GregPalast.com
Greg Palast and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. are on a mission to fight back against the elections that are, as usual, victim to the contrivances of the far-right branch of the GOP and in Congress, co-partisans that vote with them. The accuracy of Election 2018 results are bound to be close and bound to narrowly favor Trumps party. In other words, Palast and Rev. Jackson are battling against time to prove that voter fraud is actually election fraud of the worst variety. Specifically, they are challenging Kansas SoS Kris Kobach’s Interstate Crosscheck lists that will eliminate hundreds of thousands of likely-Democratic votes from being counted unless they are challenged–no, unless they are successfully challenged and exposed for what they are fraud. Like many instances, the fate of this country is in the hands of the judge, if the lawsuit makes it to trial. The charge is violation of the National Voting Rights Act (“Motor Voter”), which would mandate the release of the lists and thus lead to the exposure and ...
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Firing Sessions Won’t Save Trump, or His Kids, From the Law 30.8.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump Family’s legal woes go far beyond the Mueller investigation.

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Year of Women for Female Donors Breaks on Party Lines 30.8.2018 Truthout.com
An analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows female candidates tend to benefit most from female donors.

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In dark times, we marvel at those who retain even a shred of dignity 25.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — Let us now praise Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Rejected for a judgeship by the Senate over accusations of racism, the Alabamian later became a senator known for hostility toward the Voting Rights Act, outspoken opposition to (even legal) immigration, and being the first senator to back Donald Trump for president. But it turns […]

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Fact check: Trump's misguided defense of Cohen payments 23.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
When President Trump said the money didn't come from his campaign, he was making the wrong defense. The problem is that it didn't come from the campaign -- or the candidate.
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Fund Meant to Protect Elections May Be Too Little, Too Late 22.8.2018 Truthout.com
The federal government has released data on how states will spend $380 million set aside for election infrastructure.

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Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr., Early Trump Backer, Indicted 22.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
California Republican Duncan Hunter Jr, who was an early backer of President Trump's campaign, has been indicted on charges he used massive amounts of campaign funds to pay for personal expenses.
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His Female Office Staff Wasn’t The Only Thing Blake Farenthold Was Trying To Screw 21.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Good Ole Boyism just won’t die. The Victoria Advocate , a small town newspaper, has done a helluva job keeping up with this story. Now it appears that the disgraced Republican congressvarmint used his political clout to help a campaign donor get federal contracts. And then the donor repaid Farenthold with a lucrative job at taxpayer expense after Farenthold was forced to resign his congressional seat. Since 2011, Boyd [chairman of the Calhoun Port Authority] has donated $17,800 to Farenthold. He had never donated to a federal political candidate before. And Boyd donated $5,000 to Farenthold’s campaign a day after the congressman’s office began arranging a meeting for him with the Corps, according to Federal Election Commission records. Boyd also gave $3,250 to Brighter Future PAC, which lists Farenthold’s wife, Debbie, as the treasurer, on Oct. 13, 2016. Federal Elections Commission records show that the next day, the Brighter Futures PAC gave $2,500 to Bill Shuster for Congress [chairman of the House ...
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Georgia County to Vote on Closing Polling Stations 19.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Care to guess the demographic makeup of the county?
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Federal Judge Orders New Light on 'Dark Money': 'BradCast' 8/9/2018 10.8.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Understanding two new, seemingly conflicting directives on "dark money" in campaigns -- one of them very encouraging -- and a new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging several GOP Senators unlawfully colluded with the NRA during the 2014 and 2016 elections. [Audio link to show ...
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On appeals court, Kavanaugh helped to loosen political money laws 8.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Kavanugh's decisions have effectively pulled the campaign finance system rightward, letting in more money with less regulation.
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Federal Judge Issues Game-Changing Ruling on Dark Money 6.8.2018 Truthout.com
Some say this could lead to "significantly more transparency" in elections.

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Multi-state lawsuit against census citizenship question to move ahead 26.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A federal judge in New York said the commerce secretary's decision to add the controversial question to the 2020 census may have been "motivated at least in part by discriminatory animus."
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