Tag: Presidential election

  • How to avoid another 2020 election meltdown

    By Steven Hill, Salon, Nov. 27, 2020

    The U.S.’s embarrassing problems with something as basic as voter registration should serve as a wake-up call

    Throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the ghosts of 2000, hanging chads and Bush v. Gore were rapping loudly at the door. 

    For many members of the American public, voting has become a confusing ritual, even if one does not take the latest twist into account — a president who refused to accept that he lost the election.…

  • Can Facebook be Used to Steal an Election?

    By Steven Hill, Counterpunch, October 30, 2020

    What a year. The US has faced three unprecedented crises – the COVID pandemic, nationwide racial unrest, and now a bitterly contested presidential election. And there in the middle of all three is the Dark Trinity: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

    With nearly 3 billion users, Facebook is by far the largest publisher in the world of news and information.…

  • The Red Mirage

    By Steven Hill, The Globalist, October 13, 2020

    What happens if Trump declares victory on election night, and tries to dispute any “late” uncounted ballots — both in the courts and in the free-for-all of public opinion?

    So imagine this Nightmare Scenario: With so many more Biden supporters voting by mail in a close election, it is likely President Trump will be ahead on election night, based on partial returns in a number of battleground states (a scenario that has been called “a red mirage”).…

  • Kamala Harris’s Uber Test

    by Steven Hill, American Prospect, August 19, 2020

    The vice-presidential nominee did little as a state and local prosecutor as Uber and Lyft rose to prominence. Now California wants to force drivers to be treated as employees, and Harris appears to be on board—for now.

    Family gatherings at Kamala Harris’s house are about to get a lot more interesting.…