Posted by Russell Daniels on October 22, 2021 at 8:35 AM
The eyes of the political world were locked in when the candidates for governor of Virginia stepped on the stage for a debate on Sept. 28. With the race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe tightening, the table was set for a dramatic, head-to-head affair. However, by debate's end, the showstopper unexpectedly was another candidate for governor: Princess Blanding.
Posted by Russell Daniels on October 07, 2021 at 10:37 PM
Andrew Yang and Evan McMullin have left the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, to run as third party candidates, and more than 40% of Americans are not registered to either of the two major parties. CNN's John Avlon looks at third parties in this Reality Check.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 21, 2021 at 11:15 AM
written by Jesse Paul for The Coloradan Sun
Colorado Republicans on Sept. 18 rejected a contentious push to opt out of next year’s primaries, which would have blocked the state’s 1.7 million unaffiliated voters from helping to select the GOP’s 2022 general election candidates.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 09, 2021 at 3:09 PM
There aren’t many industries out there in which your job performance has little to no impact on whether you keep your job.
As an owner of a manufacturing plant in Baltimore City, I can say with certainty that if any of my employees ever refused to do their jobs or antagonized their colleagues while refusing to work together, they’d be fired.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 03, 2021 at 12:38 PM
A Broad Coalition Calls for a Special Session to Pass Comprehensive Reforms that Put People Over Politics
(Governor Hochul) must push for term limits to reduce the odds of another executive believing that they are untouchable.”
— Larry Sharpe
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 12, 2021 at 12:57 AM
written by BROOKE NEWMAN for KTAR.com
WASHINGTON – The major political parties in Arizona have continued to lose voters since the November election, with strident partisanship “turning off” voters and driving them to register as independents, analysts said.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 12, 2021 at 12:41 AM
written by Jared Garson for The Oregon Way
PORTLAND, Ore — The US could have chosen any other system to run elections, but somehow ended up selecting an option with numerous drawbacks: Plurality Voting. The current ‘pick one candidate’ system encourages voters to strategically choose a candidate that isn’t their first choice but is more likely to beat their least favorite choice. Plurality Voting is also vulnerable to the Spoiler Effect, which can swing an election with the entry of a popular third party candidate (see Nader in 2000).
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 12, 2021 at 12:30 AM
written by Len Lazarick for the Maryland Reporter
This is an expanded version of a column that appears in the August issue of The Business Monthly newspaper, serving Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
The headlines are full of worries about mounting voter suppression in many states, such as Texas, Georgia, and Wisconsin. But Maryland has long had its own form of voter suppression that goes largely unnoticed.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 04, 2021 at 6:00 PM
written by James Brooks for Anchorage Daily News
Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system and top-four open primary are legal and may be used in the 2022 statewide general election, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller ruled Thursday.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 04, 2021 at 4:42 PM
written by Katherine Hamilton for RepresentUS
How did only 10% of eligible Americans effectively elect 83% of Congress in 2020?
One word: Primaries.