What’s Ranked-Choice Voting? Candidates Say Many New Yorkers Don’t Know

Candidates vying for offices from City Council to mayor in next year’s crucial city elections are already finding that they’ll have to wage educational campaigns along with the political ones. That’s because of the advent of ranked-choice voting, in which voters will choose candidates in order of preference on ballots, overhauling how officials are picked […]

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Texas bars and distilleries rip Gov. Greg Abbott for leaving them out of “unacceptable” reopening plan

“Texas bars and distilleries rip Gov. Greg Abbott for leaving them out of “unacceptable” reopening plan” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our […]

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Texas needs more poll workers this year because of the pandemic. Here’s how to become one.

“Texas needs more poll workers this year because of the pandemic. Here’s how to become one.” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Kathy Schneider worked as a Dallas County election clerk in […]

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Watch U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw talk about the 2020 election and more at The Texas Tribune Festival

“Watch U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw talk about the 2020 election and more at The Texas Tribune Festival” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, sits on the House […]

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U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls expanding mail-in voting “playing with fire” despite rarity of voter fraud

  “U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw calls expanding mail-in voting “playing with fire” despite rarity of voter fraud” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, doubled down on the […]

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Ginsburg’s legal victories for women led to landmark anti-discrimination rulings for the LGBTQ community, too

The well-deserved tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her death justifiably focus on her transformational role in ending centuries of legal discrimination against women. Starting in 1971, Ginsburg won five cases before the Supreme Court based on the equal protection clause of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Those cases led the court to end […]

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‘This is Our Time’: Chinese-American Candidates Look to City Council Seats in Bid to Build Community Power

During the Labor Day weekend, some local Chinese Americans and a political consultant named Patrick Jordan gathered in Donghui Zang’s Queens backyard. With an augmented map of Council District 29, which includes Zang’s home neighborhood of Forest Hills, on a board and several laptops buzzing, they scrawled some dos and don’ts in their notebooks. They […]

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