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Election Law Bills in Congress Continue Gaining Co-Sponsors

Published on July 29, 2009, by in General.

During the last week, several interesting election law bills have continued to gain co-sponsors.

HR 1826, public funding for Congressional candidates, has gained 6 co-sponsors in the last 7 days, and now has 70. It has a hearing on July 30. UPDATE: see this Maine newspaper story about the upcoming hearing.

HR 3025, for bipartisan commissions to draw U.S. House districts, gained one co-sponsor in the last 7 days, and now has 21.

HR 2894, to outlaw certain kinds of vote-counting machines, gained one co-sponsor in the last 7 days, and now has 83.

HR 2499, for a popular vote on the future political status of Puerto Rico, gained two co-sponsors in the last 7 days, and now has 163.

HR 1503, to provide that presidential candidates must file a copy of their birth certificate with the Federal Election Commission, gained one co-sponsor in the last 7 days (Representative Louis Gohmert of Texas) and now has 10.

3 Responses

  1. Derek

    I’m all for commissions to draw and re-draw U.S. House districts but I think it should be multi-partisan. Example, Maine. All parties that have enough % of the vote for ballot access should also take part of the re-districting process.

  2. Morris Hagerman

    Derek

    What happen to one man one vote. Is it only until you are part of the mojority?

    Morris

  3. Derek

    I support one man, one vote. The only thing I was suggesting is what would happen if re-districting commissions would include all parties that had ballot access in a state during the last election.

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