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Key Sheriff and Prosecutor Elections Across the South

A lot has been said in the last week about conservative ideology prevailing in many elections, despite Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. We have examined some of those elections in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and state legislatures. But there is one area in which progressive policy ideas have clearly triumphed thisContinue reading “Key Sheriff and Prosecutor Elections Across the South”

Key State Legislature Results Across the South

Down-ballot races, while far less buzzworthy and exciting, are in many ways more important than federal elections. That’s because state and local governments, properly inspired, can step in and make the changes that Washington is often too deadlocked to accomplish, changes that can eventually serve as the framework for federal legislation. For instance, Rahm EmmanuelContinue reading “Key State Legislature Results Across the South”

U.S. Senate Races Across the South

Feelings are split among Democrats across the country right now: optimism that Joe Biden will likely be the next President of the United States, but disappointment that Democratic candidates have underperformed in U.S. Senate races, particularly in southern states. The most predictable loss came in Tennessee, where Trump loyalist Bill Hagerty defeated activist Marquita BradshawContinue reading “U.S. Senate Races Across the South”

Deep Dive: Voter Suppression Across the South

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in voting, including a number of thinly veiled methods of voter suppression like poll taxes and literacy tests. For an entire generation, this legislation protected voters in general, and Black voters in particular, from being discriminated against at the polls. ButContinue reading “Deep Dive: Voter Suppression Across the South”

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