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

Up Next. Opinion. Two Reasons to be Cheerful About Lobbyists. January 2, 2019. In December, I wrote an article on a particularly egregious case of the famous legislative "revolving door." After sixteen years in the South Dakota Legislature, Senator Deb

June's 'Super Tuesday' Proves Vote-at-Home Works, Advocates Say | Independent Voter NewsJune's 'Super Tuesday' Proves Vote-at-Home Works, Advocates Say | Independent Voter News

absentee ballots, while DC, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota largely increased their use of absentee ballots as well. The result? Rapid City Journal (South Dakota). KRQE (New Mexico). The Courier (Iowa). “In states across the country, Americans

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

Saving the Voting Rights Act: Virginia as a case study for reform | Independent Voter NewsSaving the Voting Rights Act: Virginia as a case study for reform | Independent Voter News

represented by a single person. While states must use such winner-take-all elections for Congress, they are free to choose any sort of system for their legislatures. And four — Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Washington —. elect all their legislators. to

2020 and Beyond: The View from County Road T | Independent Voter News2020 and Beyond: The View from County Road T | Independent Voter News

County Road T. A friend of mine who was mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota some years back likes to hum the theme from the old Green Acres television show when he sees me. For those readers who missed this Golden Age of mid-1960’s television, the sitcom plot

Wide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter NewsWide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter News

are redrawn next year. The court's decision means North Dakota's legislative districts will remain subject to partisan. gerrymandering. for another decade. (The state's sole seat in the U.S. House isn't subject to remapping.). Soon after North Dakota Voters

Special Interests Seek to Kill ND Amendment to Increase Election Security, Empower Voters, and End Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsSpecial Interests Seek to Kill ND Amendment to Increase Election Security, Empower Voters, and End Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

just going to waste our hard earned tax dollars," said Carol Sawicki, Chair of North Dakota Voters First and Fargo resident. "Drop the suit. Let the people vote. North Dakotans deserve more choices at the ballot box, not fewer.". As updates continue to

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

primary law, and today, in South Dakota's congressional primaries, Democrats allow unaffiliated voters to participate, whereas Republicans require sworn affiliation to their party 15 days prior to an election. 13. Both parties receive considerable subsidies from

"We're Throwing a Punch at the Bipartisan Establishment" | Independent Voter News"We're Throwing a Punch at the Bipartisan Establishment" | Independent Voter News

get nonpartisan primary reform passed with an alternative voting method in Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, St. Louis, and the campaign to bring nonpartisan primaries to one of the nation's biggest battleground states -- Florida. Griffiths and Opdycke not

Every State Where the Duopoly Is Being Challenged in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsEvery State Where the Duopoly Is Being Challenged in 2020 | Independent Voter News

primary reform is on the ballot, but in states like Alaska, North Dakota, and Arkansas, voters have an opportunity to completely transform the electoral process. (Update 8/26/20: The North Dakota Supreme Court has. removed the proposed reform amendment. from