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

election system in South Dakota is broken, as it is in so many one-party states across the country. It gives absolute power to the majority party. That’s not who we’re supposed to be. South Dakotans love competition. Republicans in particular. In fact, our

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

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

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. See recent figures published by

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

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