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Past articles by Steven:

Why 2020 Swing States Could Produce Troublesome Recounts

Laws and timetables governing recounts in many swing states differ widely and aren’t necessarily geared toward transparent granular vote counting. → Read More

Brash Republican Power Grabs In States Reflect Desperation

As the dust refuses to settle from the 2018 midterms, there are stubborn reminders that there really are two Americas when it comes to voting and elections. → Read More

Stacy Abrams Files Vote Suppression Lawsuit

But electing a Democrat as Secretary of State in next week’s runoff might be a quicker solution to these problems. → Read More

How Florida Can Stop Botching Its Elections So Badly

Broward had technology in place to do better, but state law blocked its use. → Read More

What Reporters Are Missing About Vote Suppression In Key States

With Election Day nearing, the partisan rhetoric over voting is growing and not helping those at the center of the storm—actual voters in key states. → Read More

How Arizona Officials May Obstruct Thousands Of Voters

As the close of voter registration approaches in Arizona for the November 6 midterms, it is more than likely that thousands—if not tens of thousands—of registered voters who recently moved inside the state will be walking into a trap on Election Day. → Read More

Major Voting Rights Victory In Missouri

Slightly different variations of this problem have surfaced in Missouri and Arizona. → Read More

Under New Facebook Rules, Will Zuckerberg Be Our Top Propaganda Cop?

Facebook is requiring people to identify themselves and stand by their messages. They also are saying that the political police will be Facebook users, not government regulators. → Read More

Republicans Threaten Facebook For Content 'Censorship'

Numerous congressional members threatened the social media network with regulation. → Read More

Travels With Beto: A Progressive Live-Streaming His Campaign Is Closing In On Ted Cruz

The congressman from El Paso has raised $6.7 million with a genuine grassroots campaign. → Read More

Trump's China Trade War Will Affect Growth — And Votes — In Red States

Trump just handed voters another reason to vote for Democrats in some of 2018's most important races. → Read More

Why Should Any Judge Uphold A Contract Protecting Trump's Adultery?

Robert Mueller's investigation continues. Women are suing to overturn agreements hiding adultery or worse. → Read More

Why Cambridge Analytica's Scam Matters Less Than You Think

The Cambridge Analytica scandal revelations keep surprising us. → Read More

How Campaigns Use Social Media To Bully, Intimidate, And Spread Fake News

Political campaigns have learned to use social media to bully, intimidate and spread misinformation. → Read More

Texas Democrats Gain Momentum But Lone Star Still Deep Red

The Lone Star State's urban epicenters are turning blue, but most of Texas remains deep red. → Read More

Ryan Dumps Election Official — For Being 'Too Nonpartisan'

Republicans take another whack at undermining secure elections in 2018, after putting no money in budget to improve aging machinery. → Read More

GOP Conducting Dirty Cyber Warfare To Win

Automated Twitter storms, faked emails and fabricated endorsements are all part of the GOP's bag of dirty tricks. → Read More

DC Police And Prosecutors Collude With Far Right To Jail Protesters

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington highlights a dangerous national trend. → Read More

Why Russian Hacking Isn't Biggest Threat To US Elections

Silicon Valley algorithms help spread conspiracy theories peddled by sloppy American journalists. → Read More

To Preserve Gerrymanders, GOP Mounts Judicial Coups

After losing in court over voting cases, Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina seek judicial branch takeovers. → Read More