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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

In seven states, less than 10% of incumbents seeking re-election had a contested primary. The five states with the highest percentages of incumbents in contested primaries include: 1. Wyoming. 2. West Virginia. 3. California. 4. Alaska. 5. Arizona. The

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

Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Delaware and New York are also currently in this category, but lawmakers in the two Democratic-controlled states are likely to pass amendments eliminating the excuse requirement to vote by mail later this year. Seven

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

not say how many used it this week. The cloud-based system was developed by a Seattle-based company, Democracy Live. Delaware and West Virginia plan to allow disabled, military and overseas voters to use the same app this year. Officials there argue, as do

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

while former Vice President Joe Biden can count on winning Connecticut and Trump can count on carrying. Arkansas, Tennessee. and. West Virginia. Three states have gone even further and suspended the excuse requirement altogether for this fall: Solid blue

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

bright red now on the Electoral College map: Wyoming (83 percent). Arkansas (83 percent). New Hampshire (82 percent). Maine (82 percent). Alabama (81 percent). Massachusetts (80 percent). West Virginia (80 percent). Utah (78 percent). Mississippi (78 percent

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

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. From its debut in 2019, the

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

their primaries to independents. Some states. , 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

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

presidentially competitive state on this roster. The others are solidly blue. Connecticut. and. New York. and reliably red. Arkansas. , Kentucky. , Oklahoma. and. West Virginia. (Tennessee was on this list for two months. But in August the state Supreme Court. struck

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

Gabbard, Hawaii congresswomanKirsten Gillibrand, US Senator (NY)Kamala Harris, US Senator (Calf.)Richard Ojeda, Former West Virginia state senator; military veteranElizabeth Warren, US Senator (Mass.)Andrew Yang, former tech executive. Most Americans are likely

Top Virginia Newspapers Endorse Amendment to End Party Control over Political Redistricting | Independent Voter NewsTop Virginia Newspapers Endorse Amendment to End Party Control over Political Redistricting | Independent Voter News

would end single-party control over redistricting in Virginia and bring transparency to the process. The Times-Dispatch joins other major newspaper endorsements in Virginia, including The Virginian-Pilot, The Washington Post, Daily Press, The Roanoke Times