Russell Rickford: The Sanders movement has championed a set of reforms based on principles of fairness and redistributive justice that are deeply rooted in the philosophies of the African American rank and file.
Steven Rosenfeld: The civil servants who actually run elections are facing their version of a shortage of face masks and ventilators.
Steven Rosenfeld: Should election reforms pass in a pandemic bill, it will change the legal landscape for the 2020 election.
Steve Hochstadt: I don’t think that the big majorities who voted for Biden picked him because they thought he was more likely to beat Trump, but because they liked the idea of him being President more than they wanted Bernie.
Ann Garrison: Our central goal for 2020, is to elect corporate-free candidates to all levels of government and pass strong progressive ballot measures.
Democratic Delegate Count 2020 Joe Biden — 1216 Bernie Sanders — 914 Democratic Delegate Count 2020 he Democratic Delegate Count 2020 is provided to give our readers a running total of the primary outcomes. We collect data as it is made available and update the Democratic Delegate Count […]
Constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch presents a concise history of presidential elections that resulted in crises and advocates clear, common-sense solutions, including abolishing the Electoral College and the creation of a permanent, non-partisan Presidential Election Review .
Steven Rosenfeld: There are formidable legal, technical and logistical hurdles that must be addressed if a shift to absentee and more early voting options emerges-starting with the fact that one-third of states limit absentee voting, and some even criminalize efforts to assist absentee voters.
Frank Fear: Data show he is not doing well with either left-leaning Democrats or Dem-inclined Independents. To win on November 3, Biden needs to sway those voters to his side.
WJ Astore: So as we face a global pandemic, a calamity we haven’t faced since the Spanish Flu of 1918-20, our main choices for leadership are Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Both, in their own way, befuddled figureheads.
Norman Solomon: Joe Biden vs. Bernie Sanders is not only an electoral contest between presidential candidates. It’s also a contrast of patchwork fixes vs. profound structural changes.
Ankita Rao: Many ex-felons are now able to vote again, thanks to a 2018 amendment to the state constitution.
Bill Blum: The candidates took a few shots at each other over Medicare-for-All, economic inequality, student debt, immigration and other subjects. But neither landed anything close to a hard, let alone knockout, blow against the other.