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Rural voters have turned their backs on the Democratic party — a Wisconsin political organiser describes which progressive economic policies can win them back

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, Civic Ventures president Zach Silk spoke with Bill Hogseth, a political organiser from rural Wisconsin, about the challenge of reaching rural voters. Hogseth […]
Rural voters have turned their backs on the Democratic party — a Wisconsin political organiser describes which progressive economic policies can win them back
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Conservative social media app Parler has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since Election Day, topping app charts. A ‘Stop the Steal’ hashtag has 15,000 mentions.

In the five days from Election Day, November 3, the conservative social media platform Parler was downloaded nearly 1 million times. Prominent Republicans have encouraged people to use Parler instead of Twitter and Facebook. On November 8, Parler took the number one spot for free iPhone apps on the US […]
Conservative social media app Parler has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since Election Day, topping app charts. A ‘Stop the Steal’ hashtag has 15,000 mentions.
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Biden won the Electoral College. Now he should call for it to be abolished.

Black voters across the country – especially in Atlanta and Philadelphia – helped secure Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. But thanks to the way the Electoral College works, their votes count less than their white counterparts. If Biden wants to push back against the narrative that the Democratic Party takes […]
Biden won the Electoral College. Now he should call for it to be abolished.
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Progressive economic policies enjoy broad bipartisan support, but progressive candidates don’t. Here’s what Democrats need to do to attract these voters.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. He writes that President Donald Trump’s win in Florida – largely driven by the traditionally Democratic Miami-Dade Country – […]
Progressive economic policies enjoy broad bipartisan support, but progressive candidates don’t. Here’s what Democrats need to do to attract these voters.
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‘Why the hell did I do that?’: Trump ‘went s—house crazy’ when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters, report says

President Donald Trump reportedly scolded his senior aides after criminal-justice reforms passed under his administration failed to energize Black voters. “Why the hell did I do that?” Trump said, according to administration officials who spoke with The Washington Post. Trump has tried to boost his standing among Black voters, though […]
‘Why the hell did I do that?’: Trump ‘went s—house crazy’ when criminal-justice reforms failed to improve his polling with Black voters, report says
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‘Whether healthy or sick, please don’t lick’: Washington state urges voters to avoid licking the envelopes of mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak

Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Washington state voters are being asked not to lick the envelopes that contain their mail-in ballots for the March 10 primary election. On Twitter, Secretary of State Kim Wyman appealed to people with a catchy slogan: “Whether healthy or sick, please don’t lick!” People are […]
‘Whether healthy or sick, please don’t lick’: Washington state urges voters to avoid licking the envelopes of mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak
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Over one-third of Democratic primary voters said they feared foreign hacking could cost them the 2020 election

More than one-third of self-identified Democratic primary respondents said in a new INSIDER poll they feared international hacking could sway the 2020 election to Republicans, reflecting continued anxiety over foreign interference in next year’s presidential race. Over the past week, the subject of election interference has seized public attention. It’s […]
Over one-third of Democratic primary voters said they feared foreign hacking could cost them the 2020 election