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Politics & Elections

Politics & Elections

State Labs

Congress can learn a lot from state legislatures.

By Daniel C. Vock  |  September 1, 2019
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Politics & Elections

Mayors Are Harassed and Threatened, But Just How Often?

A new study reveals the downsides of running a city.

By Mike Maciag  |  September 1, 2019
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7 States Where Demographics Haven't Determined Their Political Destiny -- Yet

From weak state parties to regional differences, we look at why these states are defying demographics.

By Louis Jacobson  |  August 19, 2019
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Voting by Phone Is Convenient, But Is It Too Risky?

The option is spreading at a time of heightened fear of foreign interference in U.S. elections. It has been used in a few local elections and will be available to some voters in the 2020 presidential caucuses.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 7, 2019
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Socialism Goes Local: DSA Candidates Are Winning in Big Cities

Democratic socialist candidates have won seats this year in Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. More are likely to join them.

By Alan Greenblatt  |  July 24, 2019
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What Happens When Governors and Legislators Don't Get Along

Why are some lawmakers calling each other ‘bastards’ and ‘bat shit crazy’? Because governors in a dozen states now face legislatures controlled by the other party. While some can reach compromises, policy fights and angry words are common.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 22, 2019
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Despite Concerns About Election Security, 'Vulnerabilities Abound'

Hacking isn't the only problem. Misinformation campaigns and the refusal of politicians to admit defeat all serve to undermine voter confidence. Now, states need to anticipate new threats.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 15, 2019
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Suburban Vote This Year Flashes Warning Signs for GOP

Democrats scored gains in numerous once-Republican suburbs in state and local races Tuesday, most notably in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Republican strategists are nervous about that trend continuing into 2020.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 7, 2019
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Supporting Election Systems Security Beyond the Election Cycle

Improving election system security requires more than technical solutions. It also requires the funding, trained workforce, and public acknowledgment necessary to ensure the commitment needed to conduct fair elections.

By Steve Smith , Tenable  |  October 2, 2019
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Commentary

The Mayoral Balancing Act

Tension between downtowns and neighborhoods isn’t going to go away.

By Alan Ehrenhalt  |  September 1, 2019
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Expanding the Definition of “Election Systems” also Expands Cyber Security Funding Options

Expanding the definition of “election systems” to include all of the primary and secondary interfaces to voter registration databases can also expand the number of funding sources available for the acquisition of tools and services to protect these interfaces.

By Steve Smith , Tenable  |  September 6, 2019
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