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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

During the November 3rd, 2020 elections five states had measures on the ballot involving marijuana and all five of them passed. Four states, Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota legalized marijuana for recreational use, joining 11 other states and DC. Mississippi has now voted to allow marijuana for medical use. These measures increase the…
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Rural Voters rebuilt the “Blue Wall”

In the days after the election, we have all seen the rollercoaster of results come in. Especially interesting were Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, collectively known as the “Blue Wall” which was demolished by President Trump when he won those states in 2016.  In all three states Trump was leading on election night, by large margins.…
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Electoral College

Over 150 million people will have cast their vote by the evening of November 3rd. For the next frantic hours (or days or weeks) the nation will talk about the Electoral College: the 538 people who ultimately determine on December 14th, 2020 who becomes our next President.  Twice in the last five elections the ultimate…
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Big Tech Monopolies

The largest tech companies are taking incoming fire from both sides of the aisle. The most common complaints from conservatives is that Big Tech has an anti-conservative bias, while progressives believe that Big Tech violates antitrust laws. Tech CEOs have been invited to testify before congress on various topics and two weeks after the election…
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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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