Questions rise over Democratic groups’ campaign finances in state senate races

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Colorado, Elections, Lobbying, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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A set of Democratic-supporting 527s and independent expenditure committees may be in violation of Colorado campaign finance law.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: Making the rich pay their ‘fair share’

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Source: Tax Foundation

Part 2 of 2 in the series PA governor’s race

Part two in a series exploring the issue of taxes in the 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race.  Read part one here.
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to make taxes in Pennsylvania more fair.
Some of the state’s wealthier residents might question [...]

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Voting officials scoff at a recount, so citizen groups take action

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Elections, Nevada, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

WHO IS MIKE MONROE? Unknown candidate takes 22 percent of the votes causing many to lose confidence in the electoral voting system.

By Carlo Maffatt | Watchdog.org
LAS VEGAS  — Your next representative in Congress could end up being, well, somebody like Mike Monroe, if something isn’t done about the electoral system, critics say.
Fed up with voting machine discrepancies, some folks are taking matters into their own hands and are organizing grassroots efforts to reduce voter fraud and electoral [...]

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Campaign finance ruling trouble for single-payer group Vermont Leads

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell agreed with a state court ruling this week that the Republican Governors Association violated Vermont campaign finance law in 2010 by accepting contributions of more than $2,000.

The opinion doesn’t bode well for single-payer advocate Vermont Leads Inc., which is under investigation for a similar violation in this year’s campaign.

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Two New Mexico towns hope to avoid repeat Election Day controversies

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Elections  /  No Comments

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Election officials say they’re confident there will be no replays of the election controversies that hit Rio Rancho and Chaparral in 2012.

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Obama program puts noncitizens on voter rolls

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

PROTEST TODAY, VOTE TOMORROW: Illegal immigrants are using the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program to register to vote in North Carolina.

With early voting starting Thursday, North Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists — and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations.

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