Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Wisconsin recount may have a surprise in store after all

Thanks to the efforts of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, a recount is underway in Wisconsin. It is highly unlikely to change the outcome — as Hillary Clinton’s campaign has stated — but it is much more likely to overturn some conventional wisdom about counting votes.
Source: The Wisconsin recount may have a surprise in store after all

Supreme Court Hears Two Cases Probing the Use of Race When Creating Voting Districts

WASHINGTON—On the heels of an election that exposed deep divisions between white and minority voters, the Supreme Court Monday weighed an issue at the heart of race and politics: drawing legislative districts based on race.
Source: Supreme Court Hears Two Cases Probing the Use of Race When Creating Voting Districts

New pro-Trump group takes form, with Kellyanne Conway possibly at the helm

Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview Monday that she is considering leading a group being formed that will provide “a surround-sound super structure” to bolster the new administration’s political and policy goals.
Source: New pro-Trump group takes form, with Kellyanne Conway possibly at the helm

The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Reddit has suffered a rocky year, having weathered months of censorship concerns and subreddit shutdowns. Recent revelations that co-founder and current CEO Steve Huffman was surreptitiously editing Reddit posts critical of him have thrown the community into still more chaos.
Source: The Future of Free Speech on Social Media Looks Grim

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Donald Trump v. the First Amendment, part five

The president-elect woke up Tuesday morning with a clear agenda before him. Poised to announce his pick of Rep.
Source: Donald Trump v. the First Amendment, part five

How the ugly 2016 presidential election could change the way we vote in future ones

Changing the way Americans vote for their elected officials doesn't come easy. People are creatures of habit, and it is hard enough to get them to vote with the system we have now, let alone teach them an entirely new way to do it.
Source: How the ugly 2016 presidential election could change the way we vote in future ones

Monday, November 28, 2016

Stein moves for Pennsylvania recount

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is taking steps to initiate a recount in Pennsylvania, three days after filing for a recount in Wisconsin. Recount requests were filed Monday in more than 100 Pennsylvania precincts, according to her campaign.
Source: Stein moves for Pennsylvania recount