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Election '18

'Something really rotten': Here's the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia's notorious 2018 election

As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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'Working class revolt' in Kentucky sends a warning to McConnell: 'You're next'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear declared victory Tuesday night in his closely watched contest with Kentucky's Trump-backed Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, whose vicious attacks on teachers, anti-union policies, and aggressive efforts to gut Medicaid helped spark what one commentator described as a "working class revolt" that led to his defeat.

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The GOP is in a total panic that this Democrat will win an upcoming special election in a brutal rebuke of Trump

The special election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, a do-over from the 2018 balloting that was invalidated because of the blatant attempt by Republicans to steal it, is just six days away. This traditionally Republican district is so close to turning blue that the GOP is in total panic. In its panic, it’s turning this into a referendum on Donald Trump.

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The surprising data that proves Boomer electoral dominance is on the decline

In the United States, older voters have a reputation for being more likely to vote than younger voters. But according to a study by Pew Research Center, three generations that are younger than Baby Boomers — when combined — voted in higher numbers in the 2018 midterms.

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'A storm of the century': New data reveals why 2018 was such a massive landslide for Democrats — and bodes even better for 2020

Democrats succeeded in fueling the hoped-for "blue wave" in 2018, flipping control of the House of Representatives and securing a decisive majority of 38 seats.  And new data analyzed by Michael McDonald, who studies elections as a professor at the University of Florida, helps reveal why Democrats were able to win so big.

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‘Knock down the House’: Netflix drops trailer featuring rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and unapologetic progressive women

The 2018 blue wave was impressive not only because of all the wins by Democrats, who enjoyed a net gain of 40 seats in the House of Representatives, but also, because record numbers of them were women, from unapologetic progressives like Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar to more centrist candidates such as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia. And “Knock Down the House,” a Netflix documentary due to go live on May 1, focuses on four of the liberal/progressive female candidates who ran in 2018.

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Republican states go all-in on voter suppression in response to 2018 blue wave

Republicans can only win by cheating, and they're barely even bothering to hide their intentions. Several Republican-led states are responding to big election losses to Democrats in 2018 not by evolving to answer the electorate's wishes, but by shrinking that electorate through voter suppression.

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This Democratic senator was ridiculed for citing Russia's threat to his state's elections. Mueller's report actually bolsters his claim.

Mother Jones reporter Pema Levy points out that one key line in Robert Mueller's findings buttresses former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's assertion last year that Russian military hackers had compromised Florida's election systems:

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Young Parkland voters had mail-in ballots tossed at 12 times the statewide average: study

According to the Washington Post, new research from University of Florida political scientist Daniel Smith indicates that 18-21 year old voters in Parkland, Florida a city that has become synonymous both with school shooting violence and civic youth engagement saw an unusually high number of mail-in ballots rejected during the 2018 midterm election:

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The NRA may have illegally coordinated campaign ads with Republican candidates in key Senate races: report

The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated campaign ads with Republican candidates in key Senate races, according to Federal Communication Records (FCC) records obtained by The Trace.

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