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Tidbits - Nov.21, 2019 - Reader Comments: Medicare4All, Sanders, Warren, and the Left; Bolivia Coup; Electoral College; Announcements: Right to the City; Peggy Lipschutz Memorial; Kurdish Feminists; Delegation to Venezuela; and more....

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Reader Comments: Medicare4All, Sanders, Warren, and the Left; Bolivia Coup; AFL-CIO Denounces Coup; Electoral College Racist Origins; Announcements: Right to the City; Peggy Lipschutz Memorial; Kurdish Feminists; Delegation to Venezuela; and more...

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

Wilfred Codrington III The Atlantic
More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that.

The Case Against the Electoral College

Adam Eichen The New Republic
As has been true for over 200 years, the next president will be chosen by an eighteenth-century anachronism. American voters deserve better.

Popular Vote Movement Gains Momentum In States

Sam Brasch National Public Radio
And while a majority of the country has expressed support for giving the presidency to the person who wins the most votes — 55 percent in the latest Pew Research Center poll — there are sharp partisan divides.

Tidbits - November 24, 2016 - Reader Comments: Not a Revolution - Yet; Slavery, Democracy, the Electoral College; The U.S. Working Class; This Was Not a Working Class Revolt; Labor Leaders Deserve Their Share of the Blame; and more....

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Reader Comments: Not a Revolution - Yet; Hamilton; Enabling Neo-Fascists; Slavery, Democracy, the Electoral College; Understanding the U.S. Working Class; This Was Not a Working Class Revolt; Remembering Tony Mazzocchi; Social Security is NOT Going Broke; Labor Leaders Deserve Their Share of the Blame; Honor the Thousands of Undocumented Workers; Venezuela; Flu Shots: Facts & Fallacies; and more.. Announcement: What Happened? What Now? - Labor Forum with Bill Fletcher

To Win in November, Hillary Clinton Will Need Bernie Sanders's Voters

D.D. Guttenplan The Nation
Still think the Democrats have this election locked up - and that between their 242-vote head start in the Electoral College, and Donald Trump's ongoing identity crisis, the only cloud on the horizon is whether or not the inevitable Republican meltdown is big enough to cost the GOP control of the House as well as the Senate? Well, think again. Just because the presidency looks like Hillary Clinton's to lose doesn't mean it can't be lost.

With Chicago Tired of "Mayor 1%," Chuy García Could Actually Win His Runoff with Rahm Emanuel

Kari Lydersen In These Times
While money poured into the recent mayoral and aldermanic elections, voters showed that they are tired of business as usual. Chicago has been portrayed internationally as a symbol of the growing chasm between America's haves and have-nots, the 1% and the 99%, a "tale of two cities." The concept worth contemplating now is that Chuy García could actually win. It would be a story for the ages.

Changing South Is at Intersection of Demographics and Politics

Nate Cohn/New York Times Teresa Puente/Chicago Reporter New York Times / Chicago Reporter
The South is the fastest-growing region of the country but the data shows that the scope and sources of population growth vary considerably across the South with significant consequences for future elections.
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