Republicans are quietly advancing a theory that — despite running contrary to precedent and history, the Supreme Court appears dangerously close to adopting. The ramifications for democracy could be disastrous.
What effect do long lines have on voters and their behavior in future elections? A recent paper seeks to answer this exact question. It found that long lines have a significant impact on voter turnout.
The U.S. House didn’t always have a fixed number of members — it used to grow as the population did. In today’s Data Dive, four scholars explain why a bigger House would be better for America and lay out how to do it.
Nowhere in the original Constitution does it say that U.S. citizens have a right to vote. Instead, the authority to protect voting rights stems from later amendments and legislation, an authority weakened by the Supreme Court and Senate inaction.
In today’s Data Dive, we’re examining recent scholarship on primaries and primary election reform. We spoke to the report’s author Lee Drutman to further explore electoral reform in our polarized country.
We’re highlighting interesting findings in Bright Line Watch’s latest report. What do political science experts have to say about the United States’ democratic performance, possibilities for reform and recent events?
2021 saw an unprecedented attack on the right to vote. But at the same time, many states took steps to make voting easier. Here’s a roundup of positive voting reforms this year you may have missed.
From Sec. Hillary Clinton to musical artist John Legend, Democracy Docket published 48 Spotlights this year written by activists, elected officials, experts and more. Today, we take a look back on the voices we heard from in 2021.
In Today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at state legislator pay and how it impacts representation. States that have higher legislator salaries generally have better representation, especially economically and professionally.
State Supreme Courts are often overlooked in favor of the federal supreme court, but they may have a bigger influence over Americans’ day-to-day lives. In today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at the diversity of state Supreme Court justices.