The Seattle City Council voted to become the largest U.S. city to ban “foreign-influenced” companies from political spending in local elections.
“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money.”
Volodymyr Zelensky is much more moderate than far-right populists who have had recent success in elections, and he appealed for reconciliation with separatist-held eastern Ukraine.
In a concerning development, Facebook is actively altering its code to prevent advertising transparency tools and plugins from functioning. This is especially troubling as major elections take place worldwide this year.
South Carolina voters have been voting on the same faulty, outdated equipment with no audit-able paper trail since 2004.
In its constant Cold War-like histrionics over Russia’s alleged “election meddling,” the United States, whose own government data shows it has interfered in at least 81 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000, only brings to greater attention its own abject hypocrisy and bankrupt pomposity.
West Virginia is trialing a voting system for absentee voters in the military using a mobile app powered by blockchain technology.
Starting in 2013 – just as the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act – a coterie of Trump operatives, under the direction of Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, created a system to purge 1.1 million Americans of color from the voter rolls of GOP–controlled states.