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79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

West Virginia. 3. California. 4. Alaska. 5. Arizona. The five states with the lowest percentages of incumbents in contested primaries include: 44. Connecticut. 43. Maine. 42. Iowa. 41. Colorado. 41. North Dakota.

The 7 Most Difficult States to Cast a Ballot before Election Day | Independent Voter NewsThe 7 Most Difficult States to Cast a Ballot before Election Day | Independent Voter News

Eight states offer early in-person voting, but require an excuse to vote by mail: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News10 States Where Party Planners Can Host (and Avoid) Representative Primaries | Independent Voter News

Virginia (92 percent). Delaware (92 percent). North Carolina (91 percent). Indiana (90 percent).

These 24 States Have Already Made Voting Easier in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsThese 24 States Have Already Made Voting Easier in 2020 | Independent Voter News

West Virginia. Three states have gone even further and suspended the excuse requirement altogether for this fall: Solid blue. Massachusetts. along with reliably red. Alabama. and. Missouri. Seven states have made other easements to their election plans.

Lawsuit Aims to Halt any More Online Voting in New Jersey | Independent Voter NewsLawsuit Aims to Halt any More Online Voting in New Jersey | Independent Voter News

Delaware and West Virginia plan to allow disabled, military and overseas voters to use the same app this year.

Legislators Feel Caught in the Trap of Partisan Primaries | Independent Voter NewsLegislators Feel Caught in the Trap of Partisan Primaries | Independent Voter News

such as West Virginia, have made this reform. Other states. , like North Dakota, have open primaries that permit anyone to vote in the primaries. In the meantime, the primaries trap draws tighter on GOP legislators, as Donald Trump plots his moves.

These 34 States Are Making Voting Easier ahead of November | Independent Voter NewsThese 34 States Are Making Voting Easier ahead of November | Independent Voter News

West Virginia. (Tennessee was on this list for two months.

For The People Act: A Victim of Partisan Dysfunction | Independent Voter NewsFor The People Act: A Victim of Partisan Dysfunction | Independent Voter News

Joe Manchin's office told CNN this week that he opposes the For the People Act, the West Virginia Democrat struck a fatal blow to his party's signature legislation to overhaul the elections, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics rules.

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

IndianaJulian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and former HUD SecretaryJohn Delaney, former Maryland congressman and businessmanTulsi Gabbard, Hawaii congresswomanKirsten Gillibrand, US Senator (NY)Kamala Harris, US Senator (Calf.)Richard Ojeda, Former West

All Aboard The Freedom to Vote Act Train | Independent Voter NewsAll Aboard The Freedom to Vote Act Train | Independent Voter News

Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). So there lies the vaunted “top priority” legislation of the Democrats, motionless on the Senate Floor. The only thing missing is a garland of lilies and a solemn clergyman administering last rites. But wait!