Republican U.S. Senate Candidate from Michigan John James seeks to topple Stabenow in uphill battle

By Lauren Gibbons lgibbon2@mlive.com Amidst a packed schedule of campaign events on a sunny September Saturday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James seemed most at home in a quiet museum full of veterans’ memorabilia. While meeting with board members of the Michigan Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth, the former Army captain and West

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How a Democratic “Minority-Engagement Program” Is Fighting Ohio’s Voter-Roll Purges and Their Impact on Black People

Jewel Wicker The Ohio Democratic Party has created a program designed to target black voters and capitalize on community grassroots voter initiatives ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The “minority-engagement program” was established earlier this year, just before the Supreme Court ruled that states can kick people off of voter

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Kavanaugh Brings His Voter Suppression Record To A Court That Just Upheld A State’s ID Law

Written By Nigel Roberts Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s approval of voter suppression laws was not needed in a high court ruling on Tuesday which allowed a state to enforce its voter ID requirement for the 2018 elections.  See Also: Brett Kavanaugh’s First Supreme Court Cases Will Seriously

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Speaker: Voter Suppression ‘Rampant’ Across the Country

Emily Porter eporter@themercury.com Carolyn Dewitt says there is no such thing as voter fraud. The president and executive director of Rock the Vote, one of the largest national voting and voter rights organizations, spoke at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union Tuesday night as part of the UFM Community

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Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on ERACING the Black Vote in Georgia

By Mark Joseph Stern Aug 17, 20186:26 PM On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county’s polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations,

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Sexism, Racism Drive More Black Women to Run For Office in Both Brazil and U.S.

October 4, 2018 6.28am EDT Kia Lilly Caldwell, Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Motivated in part by President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about women and the numerous claims that he committed sexual assault, American women are running for state and national office

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Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Barack Obama Endorses Ben Jealous as Governor of Maryland

By Erin Cox October 1 Former president Barack Obama on Monday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous to be Maryland’s next governor. Jealous, a former NAACP president who would be the state’s first black chief executive, was among 260 people Obama named in his second wave of endorsements, which he released on

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Missing in the Republican Party G.O.P.: Black and Hispanic Nominees for Governor

By Astead W. Herndon Oct. 3, 2018 For decades Republican leaders vowed to recruit more minority candidates and tried to project a “big tent” image for the party, and in recent years they saw some payoff with governors: Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, both Indian-Americans

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