Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

Jan
2016
29

Docs Reveal Brutally Illegal Interference in MT Elections by National Right-to-Work Committee

Docs Reveal Brutally Illegal Interference in MT Elections by National Right-to-Work Committee
  A bevy of newly uncovered documents detail the amount of influence the National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC) had in coordinating the primary elections for state legislature in Montana.  As a 501(c)4 “social welfare” group the NRTWC cannot engage in “direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf...
Nov
2015
5

With Prop 1’s Passage, Ohio Voting Districts Achieve Unprecedented Transparency, Fairness

With Prop 1's Passage, Ohio Voting Districts Achieve Unprecedented Transparency, Fairness
  Voters in Ohio overwhelmingly passed Proposition 1, a bipartisan plan to end gerrymandering in the state.  The margin was a whopping 72-to-28 percent.   As we wrote in September, a diverse group of supporters including the League of Women Voters, the Chamber of Commerce, and the AFL-CIO made the victory possible.  The bill, sponsored...
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Sep
2015
25

Ohio Anti-Gerrymandering Bill Unites Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO

Ohio Anti-Gerrymandering Bill Unites Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO
  Ohio Ballot Issue 1, a plan to create fair redistricting and prevent gerrymandering, is enjoying bipartisan support and even making strange bedfellows in the Buckeye State.  Criss-crossing the state in support of the measure are two former state lawmakers, Republican Matt Huffman (from Lima) and Democrat Vernon Sykes (from Akron), who are...
Aug
2015
10

Gerryland > Dairyland: Study Shows Wisconsin Voting Districts are Most Tampered With

Gerryland > Dairyland: Study Shows Wisconsin Voting Districts are Most Tampered With
  A watershed study of the 41 states who have provided full election data since 1970 shows that Wisconsin is the most gerrymandered state.  The study, conducted by Stanford professor Simon Jackson using a model created by University of Chicago Professor of Law Nicholas Stephanopolous, and Eric McGhee, a research fellow at the Public Policy...
Dec
2014
2

Building Trades Supporting Campaign Contribution Limits in Monterey County

  Monterey County Supervisors are hoping to pass legislation that would limit contributions in countywide races.  The proposal, sponsored by supervisors Dave Potter and Simon Salinas, would put county political contribution limits at the same level as those for statewide positions.  The offices affected would include county sheriff,...
Nov
2014
3

Despite Delaware County GOP Accepting Nearly $2M in Building Trades Donations, Labor-Backed Dem Opponent Labeled a “Union Boss”

Despite Delaware County GOP Accepting Nearly $2M in Building Trades Donations, Labor-Backed Dem Opponent Labeled a
  John J. Dougherty describes himself as “one of the so-called ‘Philly labor bosses.'” Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98, Dougherty recently wrote an impassioned letter to the Delaware County Daily Times decrying Republican 26th District state Senate candidate Tom...
Nov
2014
3

Misleader in the Polls: Comstock’s Project Labor Agreement Hate Turns Into Fact Fudging

Misleader in the Polls: Comstock's Project Labor Agreement Hate Turns Into Fact Fudging
  And the partisan bickering over the Dulles Metrorail expansion continues. The race for Virginia’s 10th congressional district is offering up yet another chapter in the never-ending saga of the Silver Line and its economic impact. (See our previous coverage of this issue here, here, here, and here.) On October 13th, Susan Falconer,...
Oct
2014
30

MN House Candidate Attacks the Prevailing Wage, Faces Fact-Checking Fire from Local Blogger

MN House Candidate Attacks the Prevailing Wage, Faces Fact-Checking Fire from Local Blogger
  Speaking on AM radio, the Republican challenger in Minnesota House District 17A, Tim Miller, made outrageous claims about the costs associated with the state’s prevailing wage laws.  Unfortunately for Miller, simple fact-checking appears to be out of reach. On the KWLM (AM 1340) show Open Mic, Miller claimed: …the MN Department of...
Oct
2014
23

“Money Is More Important for Men,” Says WI Candidate Who Will Likely Win a House of Reps Seat

  Right Wing Watch (RWW) has released their list of five GOP extremists that could be heading to Congress next year and on that list is everyone’s favorite anti-union Wisconsinite, Glenn Grothman. Grothman is running for Congress in the 6th district where he has been unable to get the endorsement of the outgoing Republican.   Speaking...
Oct
2014
15

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is “Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities”

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is
  In his 30-page opinion conservative Judge Richard A. Posner last week dismantled the Republican argument for Voter ID laws after hearing the Wisconsin Voter ID law case as part of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The law was eventually shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007 Posner, a Reagan appointee, wrote [&hellip...
Sep
2014
26

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission’s Democratic Primary

11-Year Employee Fired by Marriot Spin-Off for Winning County Commission's Democratic Primary
  Growing up we’re taught to be all we can be, to push ourselves to become leaders, and to never give up. But in the Osceola County Commission race, a Democratic nominee has been fired from her day job for doing just that, because her employer is a donor to the campaign of the Republican [&hellip...
Sep
2014
26

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money, Mo' (Dark) Money!
  A coding error is to blame for the release of sensitive documents on the website of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) which disclose corporate donors and the amount of they donated.  The documents shed light on the secretive world of political “non-partisan” charities and the benefits that come with donating in secret.  The...