(Democracy Docket) Democracy itself was on the ballot last week. And with votes counted and most contests decided, we can decisively call this election a win for democracy. Across the country, from local elections to congressional and gubernatorial races to ballot initiatives, pro-democracy candidates and policies prevailed in competitive contests. Americans sent a clear message: free and fair elections matter….This election cycle, typically overlooked and underfunded secretary of state candidates had the resources and outside support needed to win toss-up races from groups like the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, iVote and End Citizens United. In Arizona, Michigan and Nevada, the pro-democracy secretary of state candidates raised $8.9 million, compared to the $3.2 million raised by “America First” backed candidates. Across these three races, democracyFIRST PAC (a cross-partisan group dedicated to elected pro-democracy candidates to oversee our elections) raised $500,000 directly for these three campaigns and helped fund outside spending efforts.