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Rural Coverage of COVID-19 from the Daily Yonder
Commentary: In Wisconsin, a Democratic Plan to Reach Rural Voters Started with Listening
The extreme gerrymandering in Wisconsin—legislative district maps drawn by Republicans that enable them to hold power with a minority of voters—is the Badger State’s key political fact. In the 2018 midterm elections, the 54% of votes Democratic Assembly candidates received yielded them just 36 out of 99 seats in that chamber. The only way for The post Commentary: In Wisconsin, a Democratic Plan to Reach Rural Voters Started with Listening appeared first on Daily Yonder.
No Fair! Covid-19 Disrupts Tradition and County Revenue
This article was produced by Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Percy L. Lewis III was especially looking forward to this year’s Neshoba County Fair, an annual Mississippi event where he races his horses and carries forward a family tradition. At 42, Lewis has been riding horses since he was 5 or 6 years The post No Fair! Covid-19 Disrupts Tradition and County Revenue appeared first on Daily Yonder.
Commentary: Expand Vote-by-Mail to Ensure Ballot Access During Pandemic
A common thread that runs throughout the history of the United States is the expansion of the franchise. Today, attacks on the U.S. Postal Service are part of efforts to undermine access to the ballot. Voting: A History of Expansion Early in our history the right to vote was limited to white males, often with The post Commentary: Expand Vote-by-Mail to Ensure Ballot Access During Pandemic appeared first on Daily Yonder.