Posted by Russell Daniels on March 05, 2021 at 12:17 PM
written by Elena Ashburn for IVN
Ever since I accompanied my mother to vote about a decade ago, I have been anxiously awaiting to turn 18. I remember walking with my mother into the polling place one sunny afternoon, listening as she explained what we were about to do. I watched her fill in her ballot and stood on my toes to try to catch a glance at the candidates’ names. I was envious of the “I voted” sticker she got when she was done, and I couldn’t wait to get my own sticker someday.
Posted by Russell Daniels on March 05, 2021 at 10:54 AM
written by Rep. Nicole Grohoski for The Ellsworth American
Whenever I’m weighing decisions and votes in Augusta — or, this year, from home via Zoom with my colleagues scattered across the state — I aim to stay grounded in our community. It’s clear to me from the conversations I’ve had at doors and around town these past few years that many of us share the same values. We work hard, help our neighbors and believe that a person’s character is what matters most. We also value our civic duty to participate in the political process, turning out to vote at a rate that is the envy of the nation.
Posted by Russell Daniels on March 05, 2021 at 2:01 AM
written by the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board
The 10 House Republicans and seven GOP senators who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump have been threatened with primary challenges if they seek re-election by some outraged Republicans.
Posted by Russell Daniels on March 01, 2021 at 10:29 AM
written by Sondra Cosgrove for the Las Vegas Review Journal
Every two years, Nevadans elect officials ranging from the governor to the secretary of state to the local sheriff. And each election includes multiple interlocking processes that deliver secure and reliable outcomes. Everything from voter registration, accessible early voting, secure voting machines and much more, sync to produce elections that are competent and seamless.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 26, 2021 at 9:40 AM
The bill, which passed with a 19-6 vote
, would prevent affiliation changes after March 31 in an election year. If a voter modified their registration after that date, it would not go into effect until after the primary election in June.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 24, 2021 at 10:25 AM
written by Bryan Schott for The Salt Lake Tribune
There has been much hand-wringing among Utah Republicans — even legislation — over the potential of Democrats changing their party affiliation to vote in and potentially disrupt GOP primary elections.
But, a new study concludes Democrats didn’t have much of an impact on last year’s Republican primary despite a concerted effort to get voters of all stripes to register with the GOP.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 19, 2021 at 3:26 PM
written by Tom Bioggioni for Raw Story
With fellow Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) facing pushback and censure in their home states for voting to convict Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in his just-concluded impeachment trial, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) may get flack, but she has far fewer worries about losing her seat if she runs for re-election.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM
written by Paul Nelson for KTVN News
Nevada's nonpartisan voters could vote in partisan races during the primary elections if SB 121 passes.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 18, 2021 at 2:59 PM
written by Kevin Kosar for IVN
Editor's Note: This piece originally published on the American Enterprise Institute's blog and has been republished on IVN with permission from the author.
What is next for Donald Trump? There are reports that the former president is intending to play a role in the 2022 election. One report says his hit list includes Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC).
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 17, 2021 at 3:48 PM
written by Brian Klaas for the Washington Post
On May 24, 2017, a Republican candidate for Congress assaulted a journalist. He grabbed the reporter’s neck with both hands, slammed him to the ground and began punching him. What did the journalist do to provoke the attack? He had asked the candidate a question about his position on health-care reform. The candidate — who initially lied about the attack — was arrested. He ultimately pleaded guilty to assault.