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.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 12, 2021 at 12:48 PM
written by William Westhoven for the Morristown Daily Record
The Morris County Republican Committee voted to institute a county line to identify the primary candidates it will endorse on future ballots, settling a long-running debate.
Committee members voted 305-143 during a virtual meeting Saturday to end the era of open primaries, a move supporters of the measure say is needed to contend with increasing Democratic footing in a county that has long been a Republican stronghold, said Vice Chairman Peter King.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 12, 2021 at 12:03 PM
written by Rob Welton for Juneau Empire
When did compromise and bipartisanship become dirty words? While watching the gridlock and name-calling in the U.S. Congress, I thought to myself “thank goodness the craziness hasn’t spread to Alaska.” Former Gov. Bill Walker reached across the aisle and ran with Byron Mallott. In the last session, moderate Republicans formed a bipartisan coalition with Democrats. First, Walker lost his re-election bid to a man promising a statutory free lunch. Then, last August, former Senate President Cathy Giessel and other moderate Republicans were primaried out of office. How can we break the fever of this partisan pandemic? There is a promising political vaccine on the horizon.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM
written by the ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD for the Albuquerque Journal
Independent voters don’t have a voice in New Mexico’s primary elections, and lawyers are financing judicial campaigns.
Two good-government bills addressing these election shortcomings have been introduced in the Legislature, and it’s time to pass them both and make them law.