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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

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

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

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

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

OPINION: Corporate Citizenship Starts with not Undermining Our Democracy | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: Corporate Citizenship Starts with not Undermining Our Democracy | Independent Voter News

The same year the Missouri Chamber of Commerce funded the campaign against the Clean Missouri Act, fixing campaign finance and ethics loopholes and ending gerrymandering. And in North Dakota, the main opponents to the 2018 “voters’ right to know

Former Republican US Rep. Sues South Carolina GOP for Cancelling 2020 Presidential Primary | Independent Voter NewsFormer Republican US Rep. Sues South Carolina GOP for Cancelling 2020 Presidential Primary | Independent Voter News

Up Next. Open Primaries. Former Republican US Rep. Sues South Carolina GOP for Cancelling 2020 Presidential Primary. October 1, 2019. Two South Carolina voters, including a former US congressman, have filed a lawsuit against the South Carolina Republican

South Carolina Judge Says GOP Can Deny Voters Primary; Trump Considers Ditching Debates | Independent Voter NewsSouth Carolina Judge Says GOP Can Deny Voters Primary; Trump Considers Ditching Debates | Independent Voter News

Up Next. Campaigns. South Carolina Judge Says GOP Can Deny Voters Primary; Trump Considers Ditching Debates. December 16, 2019. A South Carolina judge last week. dismissed a lawsuit against the state’s Republican Party. over its decision to cancel a 2020

Fresh lawsuits challenge vote-by-mail limits in four Southern states | Independent Voter NewsFresh lawsuits challenge vote-by-mail limits in four Southern states | Independent Voter News

ballots across the South during the coronavirus pandemic is the goal of the four newest lawsuits brought by Democrats and civil rights groups. The suits, like a wave of others filed across the country during the public health emergency, attack as