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Role of the Media

We are all talking a lot about the role of the mainstream media in our public discourse. Many newspapers, networks and news sites are described as biased, fake news or worse by at least some group in our society. ActiVote conducted a survey to determine what our users thought about whether any action is needed…
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Early Voting

Early voting is underway in 20 states already, with another 20 to follow in the coming weeks. Some states don’t have no-fault absentee voting nor early voting, making election day voting the only option, while others have universal vote-by-mail allowing everyone to mail their ballot or drop their ballot off at their convenience. ActiVote conducted…
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TikTok

TikTok is a popular app allowing users to share short videos. TikTok was first released in 2016 and is created and maintained by a Chinese tech company, Bytedance. In 2019 the US government fined TikTok $5.7M after learning that it was collecting personal information on users under the age of 13. Later in 2019 the…
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Voters Turn Out with ActiVote

ActiVote aims to help you participate in our democracy.  Our Election overview shows when you can vote, what races are on the ballot and which candidates are running.  Our Policy Questions help you find your place in the Political Matrix and compare you with your candidates so that you can vote for those who share…
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Qualified Immunity

In March 2020, Louisville police conducted a no-knock raid on the home of Breonna Taylor who was asleep with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. When the police broke down their door, Walker believing the house was burglarized, fired his (legally owned) gun, hitting a police officer in the leg. The police returned fire, hitting Breonna five…
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Supreme Court Term Limits

On Friday September 19th, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away, bringing partisan politics surrounding Supreme Court nominations and confirmations back in the spotlight. It will likely also spur discussions about Supreme Court reforms, possibly including the question about term limits for the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg served 27 years on the Court, having been appointed…
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Federal Forces in our Cities

ActiVote asked our users about deploying federal forces to US Cities, in response to some protests turning violent and subsequent looting and destruction of property. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as: Federal forces should take charge Federal forces should support local law enforcement Federal forces should protect federal property…
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CARES Act Renewal

In the past few weeks, ActiVote has asked for your opinion about renewing the CARES act. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as:  $600/week during the pandemic $600/week for another 4 months $400/week for another 4 months was good, but no extension should not have been enacted We found that…
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Voting during COVID

This week we asked about voting during a pandemic. The answers that our users could choose from can roughly be summarized as  Vote by mail (for everyone) No-fault absentee voting (for everyone) Expand locations and hours (but not vote-by-mail) Leave it to each state. Don’t change anything We found that in general there was a…
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Mandatory Mask Wearing

On August 20th, 2020 the Featured Question in the ActiVote app was about Mandatory Mask Wearing during COVID. A summary of the answers that our users could choose from: mandate and enforce mandate in hotspots mandate within 6 feet only educate only the government should stay out of it We found that the opinions differ…
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