Elections

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

GAB

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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Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Gov. Neil Abercrombie

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — Just months after becoming governor in 2010, Neil Abercrombie was ranked by Public Policy Polling as the nation’s most unpopular governor.
In the past three years, his continued to spiral downward.
With the Democratic primary set for Saturday, key political polls show he is trailing behind his relatively unknown opponent, Senate Ways [...]

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Election irregularities crop up on eve of GOP runoff in Mississippi

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Mississippi, State Elections, Transparency, U.S. Senate, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

WELCOME, WHERE'S YOUR MONEY: Thoroughfares, including Interstate 20, i-59 and I-10 in Mississippi could have toll booths if a White House transportation bill passes, opening the way for tolls on America's interstates.

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
According to a pair of advocacy organizations for free and fair elections, Tuesday’s U.S. Senate GOP runoff in Mississippi might not meet that ideal.
The American Civil Rights Union has sent warning letters to five Mississippi counties — Clarke, Humphreys, LeFlore, Madison and Noxubee — to purge their voter rolls of ineligible voters or face [...]

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