California Bill on Informing Independent Voters of Their Choices Advances

Ballot Access News On July 10, California AB 837 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is the bill that requires election officials, whether at the polls or when dealing with postal voters, to fully inform independent voters that they are free to choose a certain partisan primary ballot in the presidential primary. If the bill …

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New Federal Lawsuit Argues California’s Ratio of Voters to Legislators Violates U.S. Constitution

On May 8, a federal lawsuit was filed charging that the ratio between California voters and the number of legislators is so extreme, that Californians effectively do not have a voice in their state legislature. With only 40 State Senators and only 80 Assemblymembers, the typical State Senate district has a population of almost 1,000,000; …

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Almost All Parties With Presidential Candidates in Both 2012 and 2016 Increased Their Vote Totals

Ballot Access News Almost every nationally-organized party that ran a presidential nominee in both 2012 and 2016 received more votes for President in 2016 than in 2012. That is definitely true for the Republican, Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Socialism & Liberation, Socialist Workers, and Prohibition Parties. It will probably be true for the Democratic Party, once …

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2016 Compilation Of Recent State Voter Registration Data From Ballot Access News

A compilation of recent BAN articles showing voter registration data and statistics from various states from November and last month, as listed in descending alphabetical order-   New Alaska Registration Data On November 3, Alaska Division of Elections released current registration data. Percentages are: independent and miscellaneous 52.62%; Republican 27.20%; Democratic 14.85%; Alaskan Independence 3.29%; …

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Digging Deeper: Examining the Constitution Party’s Racist Baggage

by Cody Quirk Two years ago, political activist and former Youth Chairman of the Constitution Party, Joshua Fauver, released an article on Independent Political Report detailing some interesting, controversial links that the National Constitution Party (formerly called the U.S. Taxpayers Party before 1999) had with certain groups and individuals whom were outspoken about or involved …

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