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10 Facts You Need to Know About CA's Confusing and Unconstitutional Presidential Primary

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.

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Former leaders of state’s Republican, Democratic parties: Why Pennsylvania should allow independents to vote in primaries

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.

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Democrats should open Arizona's 2020 presidential primary to independent voters

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

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Lawsuit FILED: Voters v. California Secretary of State

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.

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Why I Believe More Black Americans Are Now Voting Independent

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.

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On reform, both parties should start by looking inward

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 9:15 PM

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