Although hand counting ballots might seem like a straightforward enough enterprise, the issue is that it really isn’t.
Now, failing to prove voter fraud, constitutional sheriffs argue an alternative — and equally false — theory.
Let’s be clear: election denialism is a threat to all of us, an attempt to ignore our voices at the ballot box and disenfranchise voters.
If we want to get nonvoters engaged, we need to find a way to help them feel connected to politics.
Ohioans sent a clear message to elected officials that blatant attempts to consolidate power and thwart the will of the people is not good politics.
Last week, Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected Issue 1, a ballot measure that would have gutted a century-old right to majority rule for direct democracy.
The progressive ideal would be to ensure that every vacancy — and there are still over 80 of them — is not just filled, but filled with more movement lawyers.
To fully understand how the measure process has been manipulated in recent years, we examined how legislators have tried to change the process.
When the gun lobby loses to democratic will, sheriffs take up the mantle by making a disreputable and debunked legalistic argument.
This vestige of Mississippi’s 1890 retrenchment of the doctrine of white supremacy remains in place over 130 years later.