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Politics in Brief - May 20 2019

ME SENATE VOTES TO JOIN NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT

MAINE’S Democrat-controlled Senate has passed a bill (LD 816) that would award the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote if enough states to constitute a majority of the Electoral College also signed onto the National Popular Vote Compact. The measure now goes to the Democrat-led House. (PORTLAND PRESS HERALD)

 

MI LAWMAKER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO SELL VOTE

MICHIGAN state Rep. Larry Inman (R) was indicted by a federal grand jury last week for allegedly trying to sell his vote on a measure repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) has called for Inman to resign his seat, but Inman has refused to do so. (DETROIT FREE PRESS)

 

GA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER ACCUSED OF FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING

GEORGIA Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing over $2 million from his former employer, the Georgia Underwriting Association. The 38-count indictment says Beck used the stolen money to pay his taxes and even fund his 2018 campaign for insurance commissioner. (ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION)

 

TWO FAILED WI ELECTION BILLS TO GET 2ND LIFE

Two election bills that didn’t make it through the WYOMING Legislature during the 2019 general session will be reworked and likely reintroduced during the state’s budget session next year. One of the bills (HB 192), which would have mandated that voters present photo identification at the polls, fell just one vote shy of passing in the House this year, while the other measure (HB 106),which would have barred crossover voting, or switching one’s political party affiliation to vote in another party’s primary election, passed the House but failed in the Senate. (CASPAR STAR TRIBUNE)

 

-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK