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Tag Archives: Fair Elections

Netroots Nation brings back Elizabeth Warren and Pramila Jayapal for 2020 Friday keynote

Excerpt: Joining Warren and Jayapal were Representatives Deb Haaland, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee, who are all deeply committed to progressive change in America.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Washington’s 2020 Top Two turnout is the highest ever; ballots still being counted

Excerpt: Remember 2008? We're seeing voter turnout now that dwarfs what we saw then, at least for the qualifying or winnowing round in the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats secure a seat — or two — in Georgia?

Excerpt: Both of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs this year, and strong Democratic contenders have emerged to vie for them.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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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