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California Governor Vetoes Bill that Outlaws Paying Petitioners Per-Signature
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 18, 2018, 11:26 PM)

On September 18, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1947, which outlaws paying petitioners on a per-signature basis. Here is his veto message.

Texas SD-19 results open thread
(from: Swing State Project @ September 18, 2018, 08:09 PM)

Polls have closed in Texas, where we have our last state legislative special election of the cycle. As usual, our faithful correspondent Johnny Longtorso has the goods:

Texas SD-19: This is a runoff for an open Democratic seat stretching out west from San Antonio. Carlos Uresti resigned following a bribery conviction. The candidates are former Rep. Pete Gallego on the Democratic side, and retired game warden Pete Flores on the Republican side.

This seat went 54-42 for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and 55-44 for Barack Obama in 2012, and in the first round of this special election, Democratic candidates combined to win 59 percent of the vote, while Republican candidates won a total of 40 percent.

Feel free to use this open thread to track the returns.

RESULTS: Texas Secretary of State

Ben Swann: Green Party to Blame For Ohio Dem Loss?
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 06:00 PM)

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Jimmy Dore: Cuomo gives the finger to ?progressive? dems
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 05:36 PM)

On his most recent livestream, comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore was incredulous by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s endorsement of Andrew Cuomo.

His response? “If I lived in New York, I would vote for Howie Hawkins“.

Dore, in response to a Sunday interview CNN with Ocasio Cortez said,  “That’s who (Cuomo) Alexandria Ocasio Cortez just endorsed on fricking Television.” He went on to sarcastically say “The best to resist Trump is to blindly support the democrats mostly likely to vote with Trump”.… Read more ...

Roundtable: Tom Woods, Jason Stapleton, Dave Smith, Mance Rayder, and Marc Clair on Why We Joined the Libertarian Party
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 05:30 PM)

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Nick Sarwark in 4-way debate for Mayor of Phoenix
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 05:28 PM)

H/T Jess Mears: has a liveblog of last night’s debate which it sponsored along with the Sandra Day O’Connor Institue of four candidates running for Mayor of Phoenix, which according to 12News is the fifth largest city in the US. IIRC the position is non-partisan, but one of the candidates is Nicholas Sarwark, who is also current chair of the Libertarian National Committee.… Read more ...

Residents of U.S. Overseas Territories File Reply Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Illinois Voting Case
(from: Ballot Access News @ September 18, 2018, 11:53 AM)

On September 11, the voters who formerly lived in Illinois, and who now live in Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, filed this reply brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. The case is Segovia v U.S. The Court has put the case on its October 5 conference.

U.S. citizens who move to a foreign country retain the right to vote absentee, in the state in which they lived before they left the country. In Illinois, if they move to American Samoa or Northern Mariana Islands, they also retain the right to vote absentee in Illinois elections. The only places in the world that are fatal for the ability to continue to vote in Illinois are Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Cynthia McKinney On Government: ?It?s All FAKE!?
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 11:26 AM)

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LNC Transparency Tutorial with Caryn Ann Harlos, LNC Secretary
(from: Independent Political Report @ September 18, 2018, 11:24 AM)

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Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 9/18
(from: Swing State Project @ September 18, 2018, 09:00 AM)

Welcome to the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest, your liveblog of all of today's campaign news.

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