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Hawaii Gubernatorial Poll

On October 23, a Honolulu Advertiser Poll was released for the Hawaii gubernatorial race. The results: Democrat David Ige 47%; Republican Duke Aiona 35%; Independent Party nominee Mufi Hannemann 12%; Libertarian Jeff Davis 1%. See here for more detail.

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Sixth Circuit Reverses U.S. District Court in Case on Individuals Jailed On or After Friday Before Election Day

On October 24, the Sixth Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court in Fair Elections Ohio v Husted, 14-4007. The issue was the ability to vote for persons jailed on or after the Friday before election day. Although such individuals would not have been convicted of any crime, in practice they cold not vote. The U.S.

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Political Science Study Shows that Moderates Usually Have a Mix of Extreme Opinions of the Left and Right

On September 23, 2014, University of California political scientists published a 54-page study of “moderate” voters. Extensive survey research, covering 134 issues, reveals that “moderate” voters are typically people who have a mixture of “extreme left” and “extreme right” views. They end up looking like moderates because of the eclectic mixture of views from both

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New York Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit for State Senate Candidate

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate

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Delaware Congressman John Carney Will Debate his Green and Libertarian Opponents

Delaware’s member of the U.S. House, John Carney, will debate two of his three opponents on Monday, October 27. See this story. The Republican nominee is unwilling to participate.

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Tennessee Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Debates with Five of his Opponents, but Republican Does Not Participate

On October 23, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, Gordon Ball, debated five of his opponents. However, the Republican nominee, incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander, did not participate. The U.S. Senate race has nominees from the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and eight independents. Of all the partisan statewide races in the nation, the

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