Automatic voter registration – A reform whose time has come

By Jesse Jackson Illinois is about to make voter registration automatic. The Senate and House have passed reform bills unanimously. If the governor signs the final reconciled legislation, Illinois will become the ninth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to adopt automatic voter registration. The bill would begin to register more than 1…

The lie about voter fraud is the real fraud

The most significant outside factor in the 2016 campaign was not the scattered cases of voter fraud, or Putin’s hacking, or even former FBI Director Comey’s interventions. The most significant factor was the suppression of the vote – particularly the black vote – in North Carolina, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee. As Berman has argued, federal court records show that “300,000 registered voters, 9 percent of the electorate, lacked strict forms of voter ID in Wisconsin.” A recent study by Priorities USA, a Democratic PAC, estimated that Wisconsin’s harsh voter ID laws “reduced turnout by about 200,000 votes” – disproportionately black votes. Trump won the state by 22,748 votes.

New York Progressives Discuss Tactics

by Peter Gale On Monday, February 6, there was a meeting of representatives of New York City chapters of New York Progressive Action Network, or NYPAN. NYPAN is a new organization formed in the latter half of 2016. It started with groups of Bernie Sanders’ supporters across New York State wondering what they should do…