Tag: 2020 Elections

NYPD Violently Represses Post-election Protests for Second Night in a Row

As votes for the 2020 elections were counted for a third night across the country, protesters in New York City were met once again with violent repression by NYPD. Acting on the orders of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the police are cracking down on mobilizations to prevent a repeat of this summer’s uprising.

Did Republican Felon Disenfranchisement Deliver Florida for Trump?

In 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to over 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. Because of a Republican-backed bill passed in 2019, however, very few of these people were actually able to vote in the 2020 election. With a close race in Florida, did this tip the scales in Trump’s favor?

Armed Right-Wing Protesters Shut Down Polling Center in Arizona

About a hundred Trump supporters gathered with assault rifles and handguns outside a polling station in Maricopa County, Arizona Wednesday night to demand that staff continue processing ballots. The disruption forced the polling center to shut down.

People wearing masks stand in line to vote for the 2020 election.

What Can We Read from the Vote?

It appears that more than 150 million votes were cast in the U.S. presidential election. The highest level of participation in a U.S. presidential election in 100 years, this historic turnout signifies the impact of youth and minority voting in a year marked by mobilizations.

Man holds sign that says "No on Prop22"

California Prop 22: Major Blow to Gig Workers and Entire Working Class

Yesterday, in a major blow to gig workers, California passed Prop 22. The measure allows companies like Lyft and Uber to continue classifying their employees as contractors, denying millions of gig workers rights to health insurance and a livable wage. We must demand full employment rights to all workers, and resist the “Uberization” of the economy.

Two Japanese stock traders watch President Trump's speech on TV on Election Night 2020

World Markets Rattled by Election Uncertainty

Capitalism craves the certainty of a steady rate of profit, based on assurances that exploitation can chug along from day to day as it always has. The uncertainty of the U.S. presidential election, with no winner declared, is creating much-despised volatility in markets across the globe.

Trump Wants to Steal the Election.

While the full results of the 2020 election aren’t known yet, it is clear that the race was closer than originally expected. As President Donald Trump ramps up his attempts to steal the election, it is clear that both Trump and the undemocratic nature of U.S. “democracy” are major threats to our basic right to vote.

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.

NYPD Violently Represses Post-election Protests for Second Night in a Row

As votes for the 2020 elections were counted for a third night across the country, protesters in New York City were met once again with violent repression by NYPD. Acting on the orders of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the police are cracking down on mobilizations to prevent a repeat of this summer’s uprising.

Did Republican Felon Disenfranchisement Deliver Florida for Trump?

In 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to over 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. Because of a Republican-backed bill passed in 2019, however, very few of these people were actually able to vote in the 2020 election. With a close race in Florida, did this tip the scales in Trump’s favor?

Armed Right-Wing Protesters Shut Down Polling Center in Arizona

About a hundred Trump supporters gathered with assault rifles and handguns outside a polling station in Maricopa County, Arizona Wednesday night to demand that staff continue processing ballots. The disruption forced the polling center to shut down.

People wearing masks stand in line to vote for the 2020 election.

What Can We Read from the Vote?

It appears that more than 150 million votes were cast in the U.S. presidential election. The highest level of participation in a U.S. presidential election in 100 years, this historic turnout signifies the impact of youth and minority voting in a year marked by mobilizations.

Man holds sign that says "No on Prop22"

California Prop 22: Major Blow to Gig Workers and Entire Working Class

Yesterday, in a major blow to gig workers, California passed Prop 22. The measure allows companies like Lyft and Uber to continue classifying their employees as contractors, denying millions of gig workers rights to health insurance and a livable wage. We must demand full employment rights to all workers, and resist the “Uberization” of the economy.

Two Japanese stock traders watch President Trump's speech on TV on Election Night 2020

World Markets Rattled by Election Uncertainty

Capitalism craves the certainty of a steady rate of profit, based on assurances that exploitation can chug along from day to day as it always has. The uncertainty of the U.S. presidential election, with no winner declared, is creating much-despised volatility in markets across the globe.

Trump Wants to Steal the Election.

While the full results of the 2020 election aren’t known yet, it is clear that the race was closer than originally expected. As President Donald Trump ramps up his attempts to steal the election, it is clear that both Trump and the undemocratic nature of U.S. “democracy” are major threats to our basic right to vote.

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.