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State Legislatures

  1. redistricting
    State-Legislative Redistricting Is a Big Deal, TooWhile most people focus on congressional redistricting, the state-legislative-redistricting process is where Republicans may perpetuate their power.
  2. politics
    How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?At several moments, Trump’s efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory were scarily close to success. Fortunately, he was too incompetent to pull it off.
  3. vision 2020
    Why Did Trump’s Plan to Contest an Election Defeat Fail?For months, many feared that Trump was plotting to mount an election challenge. His efforts were either insufficiently serious or merely incompetent.
  4. contested election
    Rudy Melts Down Over Trump and ‘Voter Fraud’ During Insane Press ConferenceThe president’s legal team alleged a vast conspiracy to install Joe Biden, bankrolled by “communist money.”
  5. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  6. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  7. vision 2020
    Why the Size of Biden’s Lead Still MattersThere’s the down-ballot impact, the possibility of polling error, and the need to keep Trump from declaring victory based on early returns.
  8. 2020 elections
    How a Blue Wave in 2020 Could Yield Redistricting Gains for DemocratsThe GOP’s landslide win in 2010 allowed them to shift the balance of power across the country. This year, Democrats might be able to do the same.
  9. vision 2020
    What Would a Democratic ‘Tsunami’ in November Look Like?A big Biden win would result in a takeover of the Senate and state legislature gains just in time for redistricting.
  10. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets States Punish ‘Faithless Electors’A unanimous Supreme Court found no constitutional sanction for treating presidential electors as free agents.
  11. vision 2020
    Could State Legislatures Hijack the 2020 Presidential Election?State legislatures directly appointing electors is a more realistic scenario for a coup d’etat than Trump canceling or delaying Election Day.
  12. democrats
    How Can Democrats Win Back Rural America?Candidates and organizers are struggling to make up for years of party neglect.
  13. state legislatures
    Yet Another Prize in the High-Stakes 2020 Race: Control of RedistrictingStraight-ticket voting means the apocalyptic race at the top of the ballot will matter more than money or focus in state legislative contests.
  14. abortion
    A Post-Roe America Would Be a Never-Ending NightmareIf abortion policy is set by state legislatures or Congress, we will see political warfare as never before, with women’s rights perpetually in peril.
  15. abortion
    Extreme Abortion Bans Are Stepping All Over the GOP’s ‘Infanticide’ MessageIt’s not easy to call the other party “extremists” when your own state legislatures are trying to ban abortion entirely.
  16. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  17. politics
    Nevada Becomes First State With Women-Majority LegislatureIt really was the “year of the woman” at the state legislative level.
  18. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  19. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  20. Election Tracker: What’s at Play in the 2018 State-Legislature RacesState by state, the most competitive elections in the country.
  21. Sexual-Harassment Scandals Rock More Than a Dozen State CapitolsWomen are coming forward to expose the culture of abuse in capitols across the country.
  22. Voter Suppression In Wisconsin May Have Won the State for TrumpThere’s growing evidence that GOP efforts to discourage voting were as important as any Clinton mistakes in turning the crucial state red.
  23. Lawsuit Targets California’s Million-Person Legislative SeatsSome California legislators represent about 300 times as many people as some New Hampshire legislators. Does that violate the U.S. Constitution?
  24. Democratic Losses in Key States Went Far Down Ballot to State LegislaturesThe very states that gave Donald Trump the presidency spurned Democratic efforts to regain control of state legislative chambers.
  25. This Election Could Bring Big Democratic Gains Far From D.C.Partly because the shape of the electorate is more favorable, Democrats should win back some of the power they lost in the states in 2014.