Campaigns & Elections
Campaigns & Elections
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Los Angeles straw rules; N.Y.C. mayor stumbles on commissioner’s botched firing … and chronic wasting disease cleanup.
Four months after the state’s open primary, unaffiliated general election voters turned out in record numbers.
“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.
The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.
“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.
Midterm elections highlighted the nation’s growing urban-rural divide, according to Brookings experts.
The initiative drew over $20 million of support from soft drink companies and others. A similar proposal in Oregon failed.
This Election Day, there were complaints across the country about problems with voting.
Republicans now hold about two dozen more state legislative chambers around the U.S. than Democrats.
Democrats picked up seven seats, but also lost a few competitive races.
Previous GOP-led district-drawing efforts gave Republicans an advantage in congressional and state legislative races.
Under Amendment 4, most people convicted of a felony will have their voting rights restored once their sentences are done, including completing parole.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hawaii rape kit backlog successes … more cases of acute flaccid myelitis confirmed … and crowded commuter trains in Connecticut.
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
Ballot initiatives in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah are steaming toward Election Day, fueling perceptions that narratives on public-option health care have shifted.
Georgia’s secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate has a history of attacking those who point out the flaws in his state’s election cybersecurity.
And this low-tech solution has been around for two decades.
In many states, people held without a felony conviction are eligible to vote—but confusion, fear, and a long list of logistical complications often stand in their way.
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