Our ability to vote in fair and free elections has never been more in doubt. This is about more than any single foreign power, dark money donor, or racist state official taking action to degrade Democracy. It’s about all of them combined. Follow me down this rabbit hole….
The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case challenging partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin. While it will be a while before a ruling gets announced, this case has the potential to unleash a wave of lawsuits against widespread partisan gerrymanders nationally.
Author Greg Palast is coming to San Diego on June 30th. His 2016 film “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” presents an overview of modern-day voter suppression efforts threatening our representative democracy.
The Intercept has now published a report indicating information on 198 million US voters was accidentally left unprotected on the internet by a GOP contractor. The data included: “the voter’s date of birth, home and mailing addresses, phone number, registered party, self-reported racial demographic, voter registration status” as well as computer “modeled” speculation about each person’s race and religion. [Read more…]