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Independent Voters Aren’t Just Growing, They're Changing American Politics

Posted by Russell Daniels on April 06, 2021 at 3:16 PM

written by Jeremy Gruber & John Opdycke for IVN

Just a few weeks after the storming of the Capitol and the impeachment trial, Gallup found for the first time that 50% of voters identify as independents.  Registered independent voters are now the largest or second largest group of voters in half the states and will be the largest or second largest group of voters in almost every state in the country within a few years at current rates of growth.

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The Fahey Q&A with two state legislators pushing to open Maine's primaries

Posted by Russell Daniels on April 05, 2021 at 9:39 AM

written by Katie Fahey for The Fulcrum

Since organizing the Voters Not Politicians 2018 ballot initiative that put citizens in charge of drawing Michigan's legislative maps, Fahey has been the founding executive director of The People, which is forming statewide networks to promote government accountability. She regularly interviews colleagues in the world of democracy reform for our Opinion section.

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The Youth Vote: Will The Future Be Defined By Party Politics?

Posted by Russell Daniels on March 25, 2021 at 11:17 PM

written by Shawn Griffiths for IVN

The general perception of young voters is that they are largely detached from politics and thus have no interest and don’t participate. Yet, the largest segment of the voting population -- Generation Y -- and the generation that follows, Gen Z, could completely change the way elections, and by extension politics, are conducted in the US.

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