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If he perceives President Trump as a threat to fundamental democratic institutions, does Chief Justice John Roberts use the Supreme Court's power to protect those institutions? Or does he defer?

Will it be Chief Justice Roberts who helps save democracy?

Goldstone is the author of "On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights" (Counterpoint Press). This piece was originally published by Independent Voter News.
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Using Data to Comply With the Voting Rights Act Webinar

Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures

The 2020s will (likely) be the first redistricting cycle in decades without the Voting Rights Act's "preclearance regime" in effect. Learn about the other sections of the law, how to comply with them (Section 2) and how to avoid being subject to them (Section 3).

Location: Webinar

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Ranked-choice voting wins first Democracy Madness regional title

Ranked-choice voting kept its blow-out streak alive, besting calls for a new Voting Rights Act in the first Democracy Madness regional championship. RCV won by 29 points, making it the winner of the Voting bracket. It is the first of four democracy reform tactics that will compete in the Final Four in May.

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Democracy Madness regional final: Voting Rights Act vs. ranked-choice voting

The championship round in the Democracy Madness bracket's Voting region has arrived. And the top-seeded contenders have emerged at the front of the pack. But which one will be victorious?

Ranked-choice voting blew voting at home out of the water, even with all the talk about changing how ballots are cast in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. RCV has consistently destroyed its opponents throughout the tournament, winning by at least 30 points in every round.

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