Stories tagged: "political reform"

Commissions and Courts Are Not the Only Ones Who Can Enforce Election Rules—Voters Need to Play a Role

It may mean voting in a new direction sometimes, but democracy only works if we don’t reward the authoritarian wannabes.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. (Photo provided)
After GOP Blocks Voting Rights Bill, Baldwin Calls for Filibuster Reform

Changes are urgently needed to advance “vital” proposals like voting rights legislation, Wisconsin lawmaker says.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Different Approaches on Fixing Elections vs. ‘The Fix Is In’

Ranked-choice voting could lead to more independent candidates and less extreme behavior by major party candidates.

Proponents of non-partisan redistricting say non-politicians would draw political boundaries to be more compact and uniform as in Iowa. Wisconsin's district lines underwent significant and controversial changes after Republicans took over the process in 2011.
Dems Say Let Voters Rule on Gerrymandering

GOP: Constitution let politicians draw maps. Critics: Let's change constitution