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Washington Secretary of State Debates Democratic County Chair on "Top-Two"

Published on May 30, 2008, by in General.

Here is an account of a debate held May 28 between Washington’s Secretary of State, and the chair of the Whatcom County Democratic Party, over the “top-two” election system that will be tried for the first time in Washington state this year. Thanks to Steve Rankin.

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Anthony Pollina Will Run for Governor Despite Democratic Opposition

Published on May 29, 2008, by in General.

On May 29, Anthony Pollina, Vermont Progressive Party state chair, held a press conference to reiterate that he is still running for Governor. There had been speculation that he might bow out of the race and run for Lieutenant Governor instead, since the Democrats recently recruited a candidate for Governor.

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Ohio Legal News

Published on May 29, 2008, by in General.

1. The Ohio Libertarian Party will file its lawsuit, alleging that it is a qualified party, between June 2 and June 6. 2. The Ohio Secretary of State has decided to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to restore Ohio’s law, making it illegal for anyone to pay initiative circulators on a per-signature basis. The brief

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Leading Massachusetts Republican May Have Ballot Access Woes

Published on May 28, 2008, by in General.

The Massachusetts Republican Party’s preferred candidate for U.S. Senate this year may have failed to gather the needed 10,000 valid signatures to place his name on the Republican primary ballot. See this story. The candidate is Jim Ogonowski. He is 82 signatures short, except that there may be some additional signatures for him still in

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Anthony Pollina Will Announce Plans on May 29

Published on May 28, 2008, by in General.

Anthony Pollina, state chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, will hold a press conference on May 29 (Thursday), to say whether he will continue running for Governor, or whether he will switch to the Lieutenant Governor’s race. He has been running for Governor since late last year. But recently, the Democratic Party came up with

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Rhode Island Senate Passes National Popular Vote Bill

Published on May 28, 2008, by in General.

On May 27, the Rhode Island Senate passed S.2112 by a vote of 27-10. This is the National Popular Vote Plan bill for presidential elections. The same concept has already been signed into law in Hawaii, New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland.

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