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Republicans Move to Limit a Grass-Roots Tradition of Direct Democracy

May 22, 2021
In 2008, deep-blue California banned same-sex marriage. In 2018, steadfastly conservative Arkansas and Missouri increased their minimum wage. And last year, Republican-controlled Arizona and Montana legalized recreational marijuana.These moves were all the product of ballot initiatives, a century-old fixture of American democracy that allows voters to bypass their legislatures to enact new laws, often with

Trump And The RNC Are Currently Trying To Limit Voting Access In 17 States

August 5, 2020
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee are teaming up to wage war on voting access in more than a dozen states with 90 days until the November elections. As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pointed out on Tuesday, Trump and the GOP aren’t even trying to hide this coordinated effort to “bar people from voting by