Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since ’13

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.

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Expired ID? Cast your vote here

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Elections, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

IS IT VALID?: Virginia election officials are trying to decide if an expired photo identification is  valid at the polls.

A battle over what constitutes a “valid” voter ID has gone online — and the loosest interpretation is winning.

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Virginia election system gets a new boss

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Elections, Maryland, News, Virginia, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

IN CHARGE: Edgardo Cortes was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the new position of commissioner of the Department of Elections.

Heading into the November elections, Virginia has a new chief of voting operations.

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Will donors punish GOP outliers on election law?

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Indiana, Michigan, National, New Jersey, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DUE DILIGENCE: Rep. Charles Dent took "great pains to make certain that nothing would penalize states."

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of the Republican co-sponsors of a controversial voter bill have gone silent.
They have good reason to lay low, says one election-law attorney.
U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., author of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, said he’s proud to work with the American Civil Liberties Union and [...]

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Could constitutional amendment reverse Citizens United?

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Elections, Issues, National, News  /  No Comments

NO LIMITS: After Citizens United, states and the federal government can no longer limit campaign contributions from unions, corporations or individuals. But some Democrats in Congress are trying to change the Constitution to make such limits possible again.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Unless everyone can speak equally, all must be silenced equally.
That seems to be the thinking behind the latest push for campaign finance restrictions, which would limit all Americans’ First Amendment rights to impose controls on how much money can be given to candidates for office.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week [...]

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Village looks to remove polling places from schools

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Elections, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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School buildings in the village of Greendale seem to be safe enough for the hundreds of children who use them every day.

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