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Tag Archives: Fair Elections

Governor Jay Inslee rebuffs SOS Kim Wyman, won’t cancel April 2020 special election

Excerpt: Fire and school districts that had planned to go to the ballot next month will still be able to, Governor Jay Inslee has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman wants to cancel the April special election; NPI’s Gael Tarleton says postpone it

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the state's top elections official, has concluded that it would be better if the April special election were not held due to the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ohio’s 2020 primary to be postponed, in defiance of state court ruling

Excerpt: Governor Mike DeWine has ordered Ohio's polls to close tomorrow over COVID-19 fears, defying a judge's ruling from earlier in the day.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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VICTORY! VOTE Act leaves Washington State Legislature and heads to Governor Inslee

Excerpt: Young people turning eighteen by the date of the November general election will be allowed to vote in presidential primaries and Top Two elections beginning in 2022 thanks to legislative approval of ESB 6313.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Why there are party oaths on Washington’s presidential primary ballot return envelope

Excerpt: For your vote to count, you must mark a declaration affirming that you affiliate with the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. Here's why.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s push polls are a rare glaring case of “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government

Excerpt: "Advisory votes" are costing the people of the State of Washington millions of dollars, but Republicans are too afraid of Tim Eyman to back their repeal.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump fans flooded Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus reporting phone line with prank calls

Excerpt: Turns out sabotage is one of the reasons why the Iowa Democratic Party had such a difficult time pulling caucus results together.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Should “advisory votes” be abolished? Voters say yes to repealing Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: Two statewide surveys taken five months apart in 2019 found that Washington voters want future ballots to be free of anti-tax propaganda.
Written by:Diane Jones
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Evidence shows local races would benefit from being moved to even-numbered years

Excerpt: In this guest post, Shoreline's Chris Roberts explains how contests for local office in Washington would benefit from being moved to even-numbered years.
Written by:Chris Roberts
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Opponents of phasing out odd year elections in Washington are making many bogus claims

Excerpt: The debate over eliminating elections in odd-numbered years is heating up. But opponents are making a number of claims that are factually inaccurate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI to Evergreen State legislators: Phase out odd year elections to protect our democracy

Excerpt: Read our founder's prepared remarks in support of House Bill 2529, legislation that would reduce voter fatigue and save money by moving local races and state level ballot measures to even-numbered years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Former gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum launches massive voter registration effort

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has a new mission: deny Donald Trump a second term by making sure Florida doesn't vote for him again.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate approves legislation to repeal Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: We're halfway towards our objective of sending Governor Jay Inslee legislation to repeal Eyman's push polls, which he falsely calls "advisory votes".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Instant runoff isn’t a sensible alternative to our current voting system; here’s why

Excerpt: How can we make voting a more satisfying experience? Proponents of instant runoff/ranked choice voting say they have the answer, but NPI disagrees.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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