Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Faith and the 2016 Campaign

By Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that … Continue reading

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Upholding Power of the People, Court Says Voters Can Weigh In on Citizens United

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/05/upholding-power-people-court-says-voters-can-weigh-citizens-united Published on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Are we a democracy of, by, and for the people, or are we to be ruled by an elite, moneyed class?’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The California … Continue reading

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Keep our Elections Free from Hateful Rhetoric

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): A Statement Adopted by the NCC Governing Board, November 18, 2015 “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 NRSV) The National Council of … Continue reading

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Outdated Voting Machine Technology Poses Security and Election Risks

A new report highlights the looming crisis state and local governments face with aging voting machine technology ahead of the 2016 election. Votes being registered for the wrong candidate. Voting machines running out of memory. Election officials searching eBay for … Continue reading

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Seattle Voters Approve First-in-the-Nation ‘Democracy Vouchers’

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/04/seattle-voters-approve-first-nation-democracy-vouchers Published on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by Common Dreams ‘We look forward to seeing more cities and states implementing their own local solutions to the problem of big money in politics,’ says campaign spokesperson By Deirdre Fulton, … Continue reading

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At Least 20,000 New Pennsylvania Voters Registered Online

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-08/civil-rights/at-least-20-000-new-pennsylvania-voters-registered-online/a48468-1 October 8, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – Online voter registration is proving to be popular in Pennsylvania. The system went live Aug. 27, making the Keystone … Continue reading

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