Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
About 20 percent of registered voters in Los Angeles turn out to vote in local elections. City officials call the lack of civic engagement a “crisis,” and they’ve come up with a way to fix the problem — cash prizes.
The city’s ethics commission has supported a plan to use a random drawing to reward people who come to the ballot box. Critics say the process will debase the election process by attracting people who aren’t knowledgeable about the issues.
The president of the city’s ethics commission discusses the plan with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti.