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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).

Nearly 20 States Have Restricted Private Funding of Elections | Independent Voter NewsNearly 20 States Have Restricted Private Funding of Elections | Independent Voter News

Similar bills are awaiting the governor’s signature in Alabama and Missouri, while Texas and West Virginia have created regulations instead of bans. All of these states have Republican governors, except Kansas and Kentucky. Gov.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

SOTU: Biden Calls on Congress to Save a Democracy Under Assault | Independent Voter NewsSOTU: Biden Calls on Congress to Save a Democracy Under Assault | Independent Voter News

Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, in hopes of winning enough Republican backers to overcome a filibuster.