Local Elections

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

Growing Use of State Ballot Initiatives for Political Change

August 27, 2014

There are more than a hundred ballot initiatives in 41 states on issues like gay marriage, gun control, marijuana and the minimum wage. Diane and guests discuss who is funding these initiatives and what they mean for the American political process.

Day-After Analysis Of State Election Results

November 6, 2013

Post-election analysis of key state races and ballot initiatives across the country, including Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. Diane and her guests discuss state election results, the influence of outside money and how national trends are shaping state and local politics.

Richard Hasen: "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown"

August 21, 2012

Since the 2000 presidential election, the U.S. has witnessed a partisan war over election rules. Litigation has skyrocketed, and each election cycle brings out accusations by political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. Diane and her guest discuss why he thinks future election disputes will be worse than previous ones and amplified by social media.

The Constitution Today: Redistricting

March 22, 2011

A look at how the U.S. Constitution sets up the redistricting process.

What's At Stake in the Midterm Elections

October 25, 2010

Election campaigns are often reduced to sound bites and slogans, but the 2010 midterm could have far reaching consequences. A panel joins Diane to discuss how the results could redraw the political map for the next decade and what's at...

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