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Steve Goodale | Independent Voter NewsSteve Goodale | Independent Voter News

Steve Goodale. A dual US/UK citizen since birth, Steve grew up in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina before moving to London as an adult. He now works as a digital marketing consultant and in his spare time is the webmaster and World Editor for News Growl.

Supreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsSupreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

as a three-judge panel had ordered in May. The Supreme Court had put the panel’s ruling on hold ahead of its rulings, issued the next month, in two major gerrymandering cases from Maryland and North Carolina. The justices in June dealt a major blow to

Is SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter NewsIs SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter News

partisan district-drawing cases in both Maryland and North Carolina, the already hot topic of gerrymandering grew even more fiery, with both sides anxious to see what the nation’s highest court does - or doesn’t do - to intervene. Last year, the court

Eyes on 2020: Independents to Call on Candidates to Demand Open Presidential Primaries | Independent Voter NewsEyes on 2020: Independents to Call on Candidates to Demand Open Presidential Primaries | Independent Voter News

are advocates for open primaries: Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, and Eric Swalwell on the Democratic side, and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and potentially Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on the GOP side. Add to this list Howard Schultz, who is

2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Wyoming call for adopting ranked choice voting for all state and federal offices, as Maine did via referendum in 2016. Bills in Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Virginia would give local governments

OPINION: Boycott Iowa and Its Fraudulent Caucus | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: Boycott Iowa and Its Fraudulent Caucus | Independent Voter News

United, Georgetown and Maryland universities' basketball and football teams, plus high school sports, why not every candidate running for the nation’s highest office? Moreover, since the Post is owned by the world’s richest man, the newspaper can afford

Two Reasons to be Cheerful About Lobbyists | Independent Voter NewsTwo Reasons to be Cheerful About Lobbyists | Independent Voter News

). Still, two more articles I wrote in December have provided reasons to be cheerful when it comes to lobbyists. No, really! State Delegate Jimmy Tarlau lost his seat in the Maryland primary this summer. Instead of taking a job with a special interest like

Organizations, Lawmakers Push for Open Primaries as Crowded 2020 Field Emerges | Independent Voter NewsOrganizations, Lawmakers Push for Open Primaries as Crowded 2020 Field Emerges | Independent Voter News

announcements went under the radar because the lack of media coverage: Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IndianaJulian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and former HUD SecretaryJohn Delaney, former Maryland congressman and businessmanTulsi

50 Ways the Democratic and Republican Parties Are The Same | Independent Voter News50 Ways the Democratic and Republican Parties Are The Same | Independent Voter News

well: Maryland hosts some of the most contorted, gerrymandered districts in the country. Gerrymandering is one of the leading reasons that many congressional races are not competitive. 2. Both parties also thwart efforts to combat gerrymandering, such as

10 Nonpartisan Organizations to Watch in 2020 | Independent Voter News10 Nonpartisan Organizations to Watch in 2020 | Independent Voter News

RCV for the first time with the support of Utah RCV), Hawaii (where RCV bills just passed in the State House and Senate), New Hampshire (where supporters advocate its use for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary), Washington, and Maryland. At the