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A Healthy Democratic Process Requires Real Competition | Independent Voter NewsA Healthy Democratic Process Requires Real Competition | Independent Voter News

I am a fourth generation South Dakotan and a lifelong Republican.

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

After sixteen years in the South Dakota Legislature, Senator Deb Peters announced her resignation to take a job with the state's healthcare association.

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

Four states -- Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- postponed their primary elections to June 2 to allow voters an extended opportunity to request absentee ballots, while DC, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota largely increased their

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

Nine Democrats have announced their campaigns since December, many of whose 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

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

And four — Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Washington —. elect all their legislators. to seats in multimember districts.

Abolishing The Electoral College Could Have Many Unintended Consequences | Independent Voter NewsAbolishing The Electoral College Could Have Many Unintended Consequences | Independent Voter News

While California has the largest agricultural industry of the 50 states by annual agricultural cash receipts, its per capital food output is a blip next to that of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arkansas, and Idaho.

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

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.

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

In 1986, the Supreme Court allowed the Republican Party of Connecticut to include independents in its primaries, despite the state's closed primary law, and today, in South Dakota's congressional primaries, Democrats allow unaffiliated voters to participate

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

A sweeping election reform measure has been removed from the November ballot following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling Tuesday.

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

North Dakota Voters First. has announced that their comprehensive better elections amendment that addresses elections security, voter choice, and gerrymandering all in one reform package has been certified for the November ballot.