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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Making Minor Ballot Access Improvements
On April 22, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 1466. It makes three ballot access improvements. For a newly-qualifying party that just wants to be on the ballot in a single county, the petition is lowered from 5% to 2.5% of the last gubernatorial vote. The vote test for a county party to remain on(More)?
Even before FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler began circulating his latest proposal to ensure broadband providers don?t block or slow down individual websites, politicians and interest groups began weighing in.
Graduation Speeches: Holder, Michelle Obama Change Plans
Plans by Attorney General Eric Holder and First Lady Michelle Obama to deliver graduation speeches ran into turbulence Thursday.
Arkansas State Trial Court Says Government Photo-ID Law Violates Arkansas Constitution
In 2013 the Arkansas legislature passed a bill requiring voters at the polls to show a government photo-ID. On April 24, a Circuit Court in Pulaski County ruled that the legislature exceeded its authority, because the bill conflicts with very detailed provisions of the Arkansas Constitution on voter registration and voting. Here is the 8-page(More)?
Insurance Program for Those With Pre-Existing Ailments to End
The administration said it won't further extend the federal health-insurance program for people with pre-existing health conditions, which will close April 30.
Former Honolulu Mayor Will Run for Governor on the Independent Party Ticket
On April 24, former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced he will seek the gubernatorial nomination of the Independent Party. See the campaign web page here. The announcement was no surprise, because Hannemann helped create the Independent Party earlier this year and got it on the ballot.
Democrats Ask Fifteen Particular Cities to Submit a Bid to Host 2016 National Convention
The Democratic National Committee has asked 15 particular cities to submit bids to host the party’s 2016 national convention. See this story, which names the 15 cities. The party probably won’t choose the city until the end of 2014 or perhaps the beginning of 2015.
On April 24, a few hours after the oral argument, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that ballot-qualified parties that have been nominating by convention need not get permission from the electorate to continue nominating by convention. Here is the 4-page decision in South Carolina Libertarian Party v South Carolina State Election Commission, 2014-000775. The(More)?
On April 24, Rasmussen released results of its Florida gubernatorial poll. Respondents were asked, “Suppose you had a choice between Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Rick Scott or Democrat Charlie Crist?” Even though respondents were thus discouraged from expressing support for any(More)?
Election on 34th Street: A guide to the 2014 Congressional elections in New York
Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, a potential primary victim
To start out, here is a chart of all 27 seats. The state has a complete list of candidates here.
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