Mimi Kennedy: This year, voting provisional has bad consequences due to a 2017 CA law, AB 840, that exempted the computer count of provisional ballots from our state’s mandatory hand-audit.
Eric A. Gordon: The partisan Nunes is considered by many to be Trump’s Number 1 lapdog in Congress. He voted against the DREAM Act, for Trump’s wall, to dismantle Medicare and privatize Social Security, and to slash taxes for corporations and the rich.
Brent Budowsky: This is not a moment for complacency or easy talk of blue waves. It is a moment for bold and maximum action and turnout based on a powerful and urgent sense of opportunity and danger.
Lance Simmens: Trump either is incapable of discerning fact from fiction, or truth from lies, and wanders wildly from positions that contradict any notion of visionary thinking.
Robert Reich: Unlike their grandparents – boomers who were involved in civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, the anti-Vietnam War movement – most young people today don’t remember a time when political action changed America for the better.
Eric A. Gordon: Nationally, Donald Trump took 53 percent of the 50-plus vote, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 44 percent. There wasn’t a significant difference in voting patterns between voters ages 50-64 and those 65-plus.
Steve Hochstadt: The unprecedented success of female and minority candidates among Democrats comes from efforts to turn out voters who were absent in 2016.
Eric A. Gordon: Porter and her fellow Democratic challengers aim to send an unmistakable message to the nation: “We’re looking to win not 23 seats, but 33—or 43.”
Mimi Kennedy: Our polarized politics make battlefields of elections. And those battles are increasingly decided late in the day, on absentees and provisionals.
Michael T. Hertz: C’mon Bernie! C’mon, Justice Democrats. Don’t suck on sour grapes. I’m one of your big supporters, and I hate what you’re doing.
Brent Budowsky: When Obama begins actively campaigning for Democrats, cable news will bring live coverage of every Obama speech for Democrats alongside live coverage of every Trump speech for Republicans.
Robert Koehler: The Dems are now Republican lite. They don’t have the will to disrupt anything that seems tried and true — such as, for instance, American exceptionalism and bloated militarism.
Brent Budowsky: Will also dramatized the single greatest truth about the midterm elections in 2018, which is that the only way to create a check and balance today is to vote Democratic for House and Senate candidates in the midterm elections.