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BIRMINGHAM, AL - NOVEMBER 04:  African-Americans line up to vote outside Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in the presidential election November 4, 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham, along with Selma and Montgomery, were touchstones in the civil rights movement where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led massive protests which eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ending voter disfranchisement against African-Americans. Americans are voting in the first presidential election featuring an African-American candidate, Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, who is running against Republican Sen. John McCain.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Racist Gerrymandering Law

Another victory!

by Ryan Denson· · News
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23:  The U.S. Supreme Court is shown as the court meets to issue decisions May 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. The court today sided in a 7-1 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts with a Georgia inmate on death row in his appeal to the court citing efforts by prosecutors to exclude African Americans from a jury panel in the murder case.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Gives A Big ‘F You’ To GOP, Rejects Racist Gerrymandering

This is HUGE! The Supreme Court did the right thing.

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
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Bad News, Republicans: Two Scholars Figured Out How To Defeat Your Gerrymandering

Republicans are f*cked if the Supreme Court adopts this formula to make rulings in gerrymandering cases.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
It Begins: Supreme Court Rejects Racially Gerrymandered N.C. Districts

It Begins: Supreme Court Rejects Racially Gerrymandered N.C. Districts

Sorry, racist Republican scumbags! Your days of stealing people’s votes are coming to an end…

by Justin Rosario· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
GOPer Caught On Tape Explaining How She’ll Redistrict Black Democratic Colleague Out Of Office (AUDIO)

GOPer Caught On Tape Explaining How She’ll Redistrict Black Democratic Colleague Out Of Office (AUDIO)

Her plan will make you sick.

by Jameson Parker· · News
New Poll: Even Republicans Are Starting To Hate Republicans

New Poll: Even Republicans Are Starting To Hate Republicans

That’s not a mouse this elephant is scared of, it’s its own party.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Florida Supreme Court Blasts Republicans For Deleting Emails To ‘Cover-Up’ Illegal Redistricting (IMAGE)

Florida Supreme Court Blasts Republicans For Deleting Emails To ‘Cover-Up’ Illegal Redistricting (IMAGE)

THIS IS HUGE. Republicans can destroy emails and defraud voters but Hillary can’t have a personal email account?

by Antiphon Freeman· · News
Right-Wing Radio Host: Confederate Flag Is South Carolina ‘Heritage’ (AUDIO)

Right-Wing Radio Host: Confederate Flag Is South Carolina ‘Heritage’ (AUDIO)

Racist radio host Michael Berry feels that the Confederate flag is a symbol of South Carolina’s “heritage.” Maybe he should re-think that.

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Federal Judges Throw Out Virginia GOP’s Totally-Not-Racist ‘Redistricting’ Map (VIDEO)

How can Republicans get elected when most of us won’t vote for them? Redistricting! But here’s one thing they can’t get away with.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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GOP’s Racist Gerrymandering Takes Another Hit At The Supreme Court (VIDEO)

North Carolina Republicans are so smug when it comes to their redistricting plans. After all, they’ve been getting away with the same kinds of election rigging schemes for years.

by Randa Morris· · News
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GOP In Chaos: ‘We Really Don’t Have 218 Votes To Determine A Bathroom Break Over Here On Our Side’

We’ve known for years that the Republican Party was being overwhelmed by rabid fanatics. Now establishment Republicans are starting to admit it out loud.

When You Can’t Win, Cheat — Republicans Bring Redistricting To The Supreme Court

When You Can’t Win, Cheat — Republicans Bring Redistricting To The Supreme Court

Republicans are quite literally trying to strip away the power of the voter so that only they have the power to control the vote.

by Sarah· · News
How White Flight Is Going To Destroy The Republican Party

How White Flight Is Going To Destroy The Republican Party

They’re so scared of minorities, they’re going to commit electoral suicide to escape them.

by Justin Rosario· · News
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President Obama Wants A Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

“I would love to see some constitutional process that would allow us to actually regulate campaign spending the way we used to, and maybe even improve it.”

by Ryan Denson· · News
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WTF: Senate Democrats Received 20 Million More Votes Than Republicans In Midterms

Americans cast 202.5 million votes to elect the current Senate, spread across three election cycles in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Of these three elections, 49% were cast for Democratic candidates and 46.6% for Republicans.

by Ryan Denson· · News
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How Republicans Plan To Gerrymander The Presidency

The idea isn’t horrible – as long as it’s done equitably, but Republicans have no such intention and in gerrymandered states, they write the rules.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Pat Buchanan Blames Democrats For ‘Forcing’ Republicans To Be The Party Of Whitey

Pat Buchanan Blames Democrats For ‘Forcing’ Republicans To Be The Party Of Whitey

It’s true! The Republican Party would be racially inclusive if only the Democrats were less racist! Or something…

by Justin Rosario· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
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Why Democrats May Never Win Back The House In One Chart (VIDEO)

For Pennsylvania and Michigan, Democrats got more votes than Republicans, yet because of redistricting, Republicans took more than twice as many seats.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Florida’s GOP Claim They Cannot Fix Gerrymandered Districts In Time – Watch Us Do It

There is a solution to Florida’s unconstitutional gerrymandering – we explore the computer software which makes it possible, and show that it works.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
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Son Of Murdered Sikh Leader Will Run Against Paul Ryan In 2014

Paul Ryan’s support is slipping since the federal shutdown. Can Amar Kaleka, the son of a massacred Sikh leader, win his seat in Congress?

by Deborah Montesano· · News