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Miles Rapoport

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Miles Rapoport is a longtime democracy advocate who served as secretary of state in Connecticut, and president of both Dēmos and Common Cause. He is the Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center of the Kennedy School at Harvard and a member of the board of The American Prospect.

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Voting rights advocates and litigators in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and other key states are fighting against gerrymandering—and reaping dividends just in time for 2021. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A new report analyzes the features that define states with high turnout rates. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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After decades in which all reforms were stymied, the new legislature enacted sweeping changes to voting laws on its second day in session. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In numerous states, voters elected new governors and legislatures, and passed ballot measures that could reverse the Republicans’ war on democracy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Money, Politics and Power

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From the start, the group overreached, alienating voting rights groups and secretaries of state with its demands. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Republicans’ hold on Congress and statehouses could be more vulnerable than once thought. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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How much damage occurred in 2016, and what’s in store for 2018 and beyond? Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Less suppression than feared; some surprising progress Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Lacking even the veneer of bipartisanship, the Kobach Commission represents an assault on basic voting rights. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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While some conservative legislatures may still vote for it, liberal legislatures are rescinding their state’s decades-old support. Read more

Law and Justice

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Same-day registration shows its power. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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State secretaries bask in smooth Election Day, joust in Washington’s battles Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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And what we should really worry about next Read more

Civil Rights in America

Strengthening democracy is the key to all other reforms. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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How the Kentucky senator is trying to block an executive order on political spending.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The constitutional amendment deemed "radical" by the Senate minority leader simply affirms that money is not speech and that no one, however wealthy or powerful, has a constitutional right to spend unlimited sums to influence our elections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A new initiative to sharpen the opposition to their ideas. Read more

Money, Politics and Power