"I’ve noticed that when female members run on the Republican side, Nancy Pelosi will spend a lot more money — in many cases twice as much more — to defeat Republican female candidates and incumbents." Politico buried that quote from Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) last week in its short story about GOP efforts to recruit women for 2020, led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Rachel Maddow, on the other hand, used it to publish a clickbait blog post: Pelosi bears responsibility for party’s lack of diversity. [No I won't link to that damn headline.] …continue reading →
Paper ballots are the most transparent and secure voting system. Some computerized voting devices are black boxes: with no paper output, you have to trust that your choices are the ones the system recorded.