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Former state auditor Randy Brock challenges Democrats on free college

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates are promising free college in return for votes, but a former state auditor and candidate for lieutenant governor says the numbers don’t add up.

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Indiana superintendent race an education battleground

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Education Blog, Indiana, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

BRYCE WELTY is the president of Superior Truss and Panels — a company that bills itself as “America’s largest fabricator and erector of light gauge steel trusses and wall panels” — and is moving his company to Indiana because he says the business climate is much more friendly there.

In Indiana, the state superintendent of public instruction works on high-profile education issues such as testing, school funding and a preschool pilot program, making the race between incumbent Democrat Glenda Ritz and Republican challenger Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of the Yorktown school district near Muncie, crucial to the future of education reform in the Hoosier state. “Voters should take […]

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Colorado House candidate promotes school choice at RNC

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, Education Blog, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Casper Stockham, who is running for Congress in Colorado’s 1st District, worries that Centennial State voters don’t fully understand the benefits of school choice. He hopes to change that. In an interview with Watchdog while attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, the Air Force veteran and radio talk-show host conceded that Colorado conservatives love […]

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Investigators probe mystery votes in Cook’s primary win

By   /  July 21, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Texas  /  No Comments

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Just one day after a federal appellate court dismissed voter fraud as an “almost nonexistent problem,” Texas is facing a potentially major election fraud case.
In a March 1 primary election in Hill County, there were some 1,743 more votes cast then there were voters in the election, according to a June 21 letter from state Director of Elections Keith Ingram referring an investigation to the Attorney General’s office.

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RNC: Protesters keep protesting, GOP yells back

By   /  July 20, 2016  /  National, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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CLEVELAND — It’s a scene so chaotic that at some points it’s difficult to guess which person is protesting what cause. Some are more obvious: many protesters from better-known groups such as Black Lives Matter and Code Pink are peacefully assembling outside the perimeter of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Others hold signs emblazoned with sayings […]

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Colorado delegate backs Trump, but doesn’t like continued criticism of state’s process

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Colorado, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Is Colorado rife with voter fraud?

CLEVELAND – Jimmy Sengenberger, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Colorado, runs a charity called the Liberty Day Institute that aims to teach fifth graders about the Constitution. He wants to help kids understand their political system. He wants to help presidential candidates do the same. Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump continues to take pot […]

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