“Partisans’ chief interest is in proving that the other party is despicable — in ramping up fear, hatred and the negative polarization that is the central feature of contemporary American politics…
The good news is that we don’t have to live with this system. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says there have to be only two parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution about parties at all. There’s not even anything in the Constitution mandating that each congressional district have only one member and be represented by one party. We could have a much fairer and better system with the passage of a law.
The way to do that is through multimember districts and ranked-choice voting.”
— David Brooks in “One Reform to Save America”
New York Times
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The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a 2014 District Court Ruling that found Ohio's law banning false statements in campaigns in violation of the First Amendment protecting free speech.Read More
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-R) penned an OpEd in the New York Times today in support of the Voting Rights Act of 2015--of which he is a co-sponsor.Read More
Several county clerks are planning on letting eligible 17-year-olds vote in the upcoming June presidential primaries, despite some confusion about when the recently passed law goes into effect. Scott Krahling, Doña Ana County’s chief deputy clerk stated, “We can and should allow these people to vote in the primary, and we’re excited to welcome them.”Read More