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Fact check: Lindsey Graham inaccurately describes Democrats’ redistricting proposal

At a conference of religious conservatives last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina inaccurately described a Democratic proposal to have independent state commissions, rather than state politicians, draw the boundaries of congressional districts. The proposal to transform the redistricting process is part of Democrats’ For the People Act, a sweeping elections and ethics…MORE

Senate committee to hold hearing on DC statehood bill

Senate committee to hold hearing on DC statehood bill

A Senate committee will examine a bill on Tuesday that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, with the panel’s members hearing testimony from experts and the city’s mayor on the key Democratic priority, which has gained momentum in recent years. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will focus its attention on S51, the…MORE

What to watch for as New York City goes to the polls

What to watch for as New York City goes to the polls

The beginning of the end of New York City’s long primary season is here, as voters go to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will steer the city through its post-pandemic recovery and confront a rise in violent crime. Up and down the ballot, in races for mayor, comptroller, five borough presidencies, dozens of…MORE

Why ‘instant runoff’ voting in New York doesn’t mean instant results

New York City is rolling out ranked-choice voting in its mayoral primary and several other key races, becoming the largest US jurisdiction to give the voting system a try. Under this system, voters rate their top five choices in order of preference instead of picking just one — a change that allows the city to…MORE