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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Venezuelan Election

Greg Palast Vice
The Venezuelan election was nearly stolen – by the US-backed anti-Chávistas. How? That’s what Chávez wanted Maduro to find out from me: how could US operatives jerk with Venezuela’s voter rolls? It wasn’t a mere policy question: they knew Chávez wouldn't be allowed to survive through another coup. My answer: They could steal the vote the same way Bush did it in Florida – in fact, using the very same contractor. Take a look at these documents.

America's First Peaceful (Just Barely!) Transfer of Power

Akhil Reed Amar History News Network
America’s first peaceful transfer of power was far more fraught than is generally understood today and casts cast an eerie light on the not entirely peaceful transfer of presidential power in 2020-21.

Five Lessons From Israel’s Election

Jonathan Cook The Electronic Intifada
With the triumph of the far-right in Israel, the backing of “peace partners” in the Gulf, and no likely obstruction from the White House whoever its occupant, the Palestinians have become a non-issue.

Remembering IPS Associate Fellow Steve Cobble

John Cavanagh Institute for Policy Studies
One of the country’s leading progressive political strategists and visionaries, Cobble never stopped believing that ‘a better world is possible.’

The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22

Michael Li Brennan Center for Justice
Political, legal, and demographic changes, along with census delays, will shape the fight for fair maps and representation.

Voting Laws Roundup 2021

Brennan Center for Justice
After historic turnout and increased mail voting in 2020, state lawmakers across the country are pulling in opposite directions by introducing restrictive and expansive voting legislation.
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