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Ranked Choice Voting Is Under Attack | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting Is Under Attack | Independent Voter News

opinion columnist at the Washington Times wrote a piece entitled, “. Ranked-choice voting should be slotted dead last as election reform. .” The piece starts off with some good old-fashioned partisan fear-mongering: “Progressives are floating yet another

INCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter NewsINCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter News

elusive in Washington. All 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives are Democrats or Republicans. Across the Capitol, there are two of 100 senators with “(I)” after their names -- Sen. Bernie Sanders. of Vermont and Sen. Angus King. of Maine. But wait

There's A Deeper Systemic Problem in the College Admissions Scandal No One Is Talking About | Independent Voter NewsThere's A Deeper Systemic Problem in the College Admissions Scandal No One Is Talking About | Independent Voter News

infrequent. Considering only the United States in the past decade, the public witnessed two high-profile cheating scandals in the public schools of Atlanta and Washington, DC, and a smattering of smaller scandals elsewhere (e.g. El Paso and Pennsylvania

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

Up Next. Opinion. OPINION: Boycott Iowa and Its Fraudulent Caucus. February 25, 2019. The lead story in Wednesday’s Washington Post, was written by two reporters telling us what might happen to Democratic candidates running for president, in a race that

OPINION: The Behavior of Democrats and Republicans Makes the Best Argument for Limited Government | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: The Behavior of Democrats and Republicans Makes the Best Argument for Limited Government | Independent Voter News

to do so. As a practical matter, the idea of limited government in the United States, particularly at the federal level, was a pragmatic necessity in the days of the Founders. After all, what was the point of having a lot of policy dictated from Washington

America’s Take: The State of the Union Is NOT Strong | Independent Voter NewsAmerica’s Take: The State of the Union Is NOT Strong | Independent Voter News

of things in the US averaged at 33%, highlighting a lingering discontent with the political status quo in Washington. "A dysfunctional government remains, month after month, Americans' pick as the number one problem facing the nation. Obviously, the people

How Do Primary Elections Work? An Overview and Legal Analysis | Independent Voter NewsHow Do Primary Elections Work? An Overview and Legal Analysis | Independent Voter News

candidate, regardless of office or partisan considerations. Therefore, nonpartisan primaries are always Open, Blanket, and conducted for a nonpartisan public purpose: The [Washington nonpartisan primary] law never refers to the candidates as nominees of any

Breaking the Habit: A Mainstream Appetite to End Dysfunctional DC Politics | Independent Voter NewsBreaking the Habit: A Mainstream Appetite to End Dysfunctional DC Politics | Independent Voter News

get the same crappy results out of Washington." - John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries. In the first episode of Toppling the Duopoly, I discuss future primary and election reform with Open Primaries President John Opdycke and long-time activist and Open

Ranked Choice Voting Finds Its Way to the Floor of the US House | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting Finds Its Way to the Floor of the US House | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. Ranked Choice Voting Finds Its Way to the Floor of the US House. March 3, 2019. WASHINGTON, DC - The sweeping electoral reform measures encompassed in H.R. 1 expanded even further with the addition of a ranked choice voting

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

the people, by the people, bipartisan, and underrepresented - a fundraising campaign is launched online. Once a cause gets $5,000 in funding an experienced Washington lobbyist is hired. Then things get real. The first L4G campaign to reach its target was