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Redistricting Is Going Surprisingly Well for Democrats

Joel Wertheimer Data for Progress
Why is the conventional wisdom suggesting that Democrats are doomed this cycle so wrong? Analysts are failing to compare to the relevant baseline. Nationally, the 2021 maps are unfair, but not as unfair as 2011.

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Moderate

Peter Dreier Common Dreams
Martin Luther King called himself a democratic socialist. He believed that America needed a “radical redistribution of economic and political power.” He challenged America’s class system and its racial caste system. He opposed US militarism

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Anatomy of the Texas Gerrymander

Michael Li and Julia Boland Brennan Center for Justice
Here’s how Texas Republicans crafted one of the most politically and racially skewed maps of this redistricting cycle.

Republicans are Taking Their Terror Campaign to the Next Level

Lindsay Beyerstein AlterNet
In addition to elections officials across the country being subjected to death threats from voters who have been duped by the Big Lie of election fraud, Wisconsin Republicans are now threatening them with felony charges.

Arizona Audit Fuels the MAGA Coup Express

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
It’s all out there in plain sight: The MAGA bloc aims to determine both who votes and who counts the votes. Or put another way, whose votes should count and whose should not.

Heeding Steve Bannon, Election Deniers Organize to Control GOP

Isaac Arnsdorf, Doug Bock Clark, Alexandra Berzon and Anjeanette Damon ProPublica
Steve Bannon urged his followers to take over local-level GOP positions, inspiring thousands of Trump supporters to take control of the Republican Party at the local level and to reshape how elections are run.
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