Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Florida Senate Admits Partisan Redistricting Violated State Constitution

From Common Cause (http://www.commoncause.org): Major Victory in National Drive for Fair Districts The Florida Senate agreed with Common Cause and the League of Women Voters of Florida today that the Senate violated state constitutional anti-gerrymandering standards when it drew its … Continue reading

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Who Actually Thinks Citizens United Is Good for Elections? Turns Out, Hardly Anyone

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/22/who-actually-thinks-citizens-united-good-elections-turns-out-hardly-anyone Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Common Dreams New study finds the US public is starting to worry about ‘the Wild West nature of campaign finance’ By Sarah Lazare, staff writer Despite public opposition to money … Continue reading

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The 2020 Redistricting War is (Already) On

Washington Post By Amber Phillips There’s a hundred-million-dollar battle brewing for control of Congress, but it’s not going to be resolved for seven more years, and the battles will take place in lands far away from Washington. Both Democrats and Republicans … Continue reading

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New Poll: Rising American Electorate Will Be Game Changers in 2016 Elections

Unmarried Women, People of Color and Millennials—Voters of the Rising American Electorate—Will Make Up a Majority of Voters for the First Time in 2016 Now available for streaming: Watch a panel discussion on C-SPAN from Monday about this new polling … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

NOTE: It is our understanding that Pennsylvania has some of these machines. Report from NPR April 16, 2015 5:03 AM ET Pam Fessler (excerpt) When state auditors investigated, though, they didn’t find that particular problem. Instead, they found something more … Continue reading

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Woman Wants to Investigate Machines for Voter Fraud or Demographic Trend

Wichita State mathematician sues Kris Kobach, Sedgwick County elections commissioner seeking to audit voting machines Posted: April 1, 2015 – 4:58pm By Roxana Hegeman The Associated Press WICHITA — A Wichita State University mathematician sued the top Kansas election official … Continue reading

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Big-Bank Bad Guys Bully Democracy – And Blow It

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Posted at http://ourfuture.org/20150330/big-bank-bad-guys-bully-warren-dems-and-blow-it March 30, 2015 By Richard Eskow For so-called “masters of the universe,” Wall Street executives sure seem touchy about criticism. It seems they don’t like being painted as the bad guys. But if they don’t like being criticized, why do so many of them keep behaving like B-movie villains? … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect Voting Rights

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) has said that he believes that the Voting Rights Act as it currently stands – after the Supreme Court gutted it – provides … Continue reading

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Election 2014 Roundup from Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org): Gov. Tom Corbett lost his reelection bid to Democrat Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and former state revenue secretary, in an otherwise Republican sweep in Tuesday’s mid-term election. Consequently, the new … Continue reading

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2013-14 Environmental Scorecard

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club present the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, a permanent record that scores every Pennsylvania state legislator on environmental votes cast during the 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session. The organizations delayed … Continue reading

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