Elections

Citizen poll watchers expose need for scrutiny of elections

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, State Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

FAIR ELECTIONS?: Citizen poll watchers say elections aren't being administered properly.

Counting votes behind closed doors, letting uncertified voters vote, stacking wards with majority party poll workers — questionable activities at Burlington polling places reveal a need for greater scrutiny of elections, two citizen poll watchers say.

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Gun rights a major hurdle for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Montana

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Montana, Politics, Politics & Elections, State House, State Politics, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Curtis voted anti-gun on 23 of 24 opportunities. For that, she scored a miserable 2.6%. A 59% score would have earned her an “F” on gun issues.

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Three things to know: New poll shows Corbett trailing Wolf by 25 points in PA gubernatorial race

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

RUNNING AWAY: York County businessman Tom Wolf, left, leads Gov. Tom Corbett, right, by 25 points in a new statewide poll released Thursday.

With a little more than two months remaining before voters go to the polls, Gov. Tom Corbett has a lot of work to do if he wants to win a second term in office.

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Shane Falk leaves Wisconsin’s GAB

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s elections and campaign finance law overseer has lost a key employee, and arguably one of its busiest during the past few years of Wisconsin’s high-stakes, partisan politics.

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The cynical strategy focused on driving down the vote in Pennsylvania

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

NO BLOAT:

In Pittsburgh last month, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, laid out part of the Democratic strategy for swinging control of the Pennsylvania Senate in this year’s election.

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GOP to test get-out-the-vote machine during partisan primaries

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Turnout may be sparse in today’s partisan primary elections, but the numbers will be more than enough to test the GOP’s new-and-improved get-out-the-vote machine, say Republican Party of Wisconsin officials.

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