Author: Nate Gundy

State Representative Liz Harris was expelled from the Arizona House of Representatives for ethics violations after inviting a conspiracy theorist to publicly testify before lawmakers earlier this year. Harris had invited Jaqueline Breger to testify before the legislature. Once she arrived Breger proceeded to state a number of lies in  attacks against public officials, including Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs. Forty-six representatives voted to remove Harris from her elected position with thirteen opposed, meeting a two-thirds threshold to expel the lawmaker. Visit CNN to learn moreImage

Janet Protasiewicz, a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, has defeated conservative justice Dan Kelly in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Protasiewicz’s victory carries a significant political impact, giving liberals their first majority on the state's highest court in 15 years. Protasiewicz emphasized her pro choice position on abortion rights throughout her campaign, a strategy used by many Democratic candidates in the recent midterm elections. Protasiewicz’s electoral success suggests that this Democratic strategy will continue to pay off and will likely be a

Brandon Johnson, a former public school teacher, has won Chicago’s mayoral election. Johnson defeated Paul Vallas, former Chicago Public Schools CEO, in a tight race winning approximately 51% of the vote to Vallas’ 49%. Johnson made it clear in his victory speech that he wants to govern for all citizens of Chicago saying, "To the Chicagoans who did not vote for me, here's what I want you to know: That I care about you, I value you, and I want to hear from you.

Krisiti Johnson, the national press secretary for NextGen, an organization working to increase youth voter turnout, has begun using a new method to contact potential voters: online dating apps. Earlier this year, Johnson created a Hinge profile with prompts like “the key to my heart is being pro-choice” and “together we could vote on April 4th and get drinks after.” The goal behind Johnson's efforts was to match with men on dating apps, and when they messaged her she would ensure that they were

Douglass Mackey, a right-wing influencer from West Palm Beach, Florida, was convicted last week on charges that he allegedly conspired to deprive citizens of their right to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Mackey, along with several other internet influencers, spread fraudulent messages to Hillary Clinton supporters encouraging them to vote via text message or on social media, knowing that these votes would not count in the election. Mackey even edited his social media posts to mirror real advertisements and posts put out by