Posted by Russell Daniels on October 02, 2019 at 11:18 AM
written by Shawn Griffiths for IVN
On July 23, 2019, the Independent Voter Project (IVP)-- one of 7 plaintiffs -- filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Boydsten v. Padilla) for failing to provide an open presidential primary as required by the state constitution.
Over the last several years, IVP has warned the secretary of state and the state legislature that millions of registered voters would be disenfranchised by a semi-closed presidential primary process that is both confusing and broadly criticized.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 30, 2019 at 11:36 AM
written by T.J Rooney & Alan Novak for PennLive
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly heads back to Harrisburg to take up the commonwealth’s business, a priority for their fall agenda should be passing Senate Bill 300. This proposal would enable Pennsylvania’s unaffiliated voters to have a voice in casting votes in either the Republican or Democrat ballot on primary election day.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM
by Arnold Schwarzenegger for Politico
In my second inaugural address, I said, “The American people are instinctively centrist. So should be our government.” That was in 2007. When I delivered the speech, 30 percent of Americans considered themselves Republicans, 35 percent Democrats and 34 percent independents.
Posted by Russell Daniels on September 26, 2019 at 1:25 PM
by Jeffrey Solomon for The Miami Herald
In February, I worked with my colleagues on the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Executive Committee to pass a resolution to change state party rules and allow independent voters (NPAs) to vote in Democratic primaries.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:33 PM
written by Adrian Fontes for AZ Central
Two things happened the day after Arizona’s disastrous 2016 presidential preference election:
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:27 PM
written by Shawn Griffiths for IVN
“No taxation without representation.”
That was the battle cry for Freedom that fueled the American revolution.
Yet, today, the interests of private political parties are put ahead of “We, the People.” That is why the Independent Voter Project (IVP) just filed a voting rights lawsuit against the State of California.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:24 PM
by Shawn Griffiths for IVN
There is no right more deeply embedded into our country’s identity than the right to vote. It is so valued by US citizens that 91% say the right to vote is essential to their own sense of personal freedom.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:21 PM
written by Dr. Jessie Fields for Blavity
African Americans and young people are at the forefront of an unrecognized movement of Americans in a political re-alignment that rejects both political parties and is largely unseen by mainstream media. The media projects the roiling political divides in the country as ideological battles between adherents of right versus left politics on issues such as border security vs. decriminalization of illegal immigration, or Medicare for all vs. private health insurance. But the real divide in the country is between the establishment elites of both parties and the growing base of Americans who are identifying as independents.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:15 PM
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:08 PM
BY JEREMY GRUBER AND HARRY KRESKY for The Hill
The recent Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, which let stand partisan gerrymanders by Democrats in Maryland and Republicans in North Carolina, may put an end to the dominant approach to electoral reform in the United States. That’s not a bad thing.