October 22 - Election Preview
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Primary elections were held in four states - Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia - on May 8 and, as FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver pointed out , both Democrats and Republicans managed to “mostly avoid self-inflicted damage.”...
VOTING SYSTEM OVERHAUL BILL ADVANCING IN GA:
GEORGIA’s Senate has passed a bill ( SB 403 ) requiring the state to overhaul its voting system before the 2020 presidential election. Georgia is one of only five states that use electronic voting...
Although there appears to be broad public support for some gun control measures , federal action on any of them seems unlikely in the current political climate.
“The possibility of evidence-based firearm laws has become so politically toxic...
TX HOUSE SPEAKER WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION:
After five terms as speaker of the TEXAS House, Rep. Joe Straus announced last month that he would not be running for re-election next year. Straus has repeatedly been criticized this year by fellow Republicans...
IN Lt. Gov. Steps Down
INDIANA Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (R) announced last week she will not join Gov. Mike Pence (R) in his bid for re-election, and will instead resign her office this month in preparation for becoming president of the Hoosier State’s...
For at least the fifth year in a row, Indiana Rep. David Wolkins (R) is backing a measure that an editorial in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne referred to as “one of the worst legislative bills being considered once again this session.”...
National Effort to Lower Voting Age
A national campaign to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 to spur civic engagement by younger Americans kicked off last week. Vote16USA is backed by a nonpartisan group based in NEW YORK called Generation Citizen...