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Land of the Free? Harvard Study Ranks America Worst in the West for Fair Elections

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  • Though reasons why the United States has reached this new low in fair elections are complex, critics often point to the tidal wave of corporate cash after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. But this may be somewhat misguided.
  • Related: Special Report | It should be easy for every citizen to vote. Republicans have made it way, way harder.

Claire Bernish, the Free Thought Project

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April 15, 2016 | As if further proof could possibly be needed of the sorry state of the American electoral process, a new study just ranked the United States dead last in electoral integrity among established Western democracies.

The Electoral Integrity Project (EIP)’s 2015 Year in Elections report is an independent research project by 2,000 elections experts from Harvard University and the University of Sydney in Australia assembled to examine the world’s elections.

Claire Bernish began writing as an independent, investigative journalist in 2015, with works published and republished around the world. Not one to hold back, Claire’s particular areas of interest include U.S. foreign policy, analysis of international affairs, and everything pertaining to transparency and thwarting censorship.

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Special Report | It should be easy for every citizen to vote. Republicans have made it way, way harder. Jim Hightower, the Hightower Lowdown / OpEdNews

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-10_featured-750x400.jpgOutright voter suppression has quickly become the core component of the GOP's electoral strategy. Many of their repressive tactics have been in play for decades, but recently, their expansive plan has grown more urgent (i.e., desperate) as their man Trump has grown more obviously unhinged and unpopular.
  • Read on for what you need to know this election-- and what you can do to save the vote.
  • Related: Overcoming Voter Suppression

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