Posts Tagged ‘elections’

July 7th, 2017 - 12:40 am § in The Ave Scene

It’s time to fix Washington’s flawed public disclosure rules

One hundred eighty-five candidates just filed to run for public office in Spokane County, many were in  violation of the Public Disclosure Commission rules . “If everybody’s violating the law, there’s something wrong with the law, there’s not something wrong with everybody,” said conser[...]

October 14th, 2016 - 1:27 am § in America, Politics

Game of Thrones …as we approach election season

Understanding Game of Thrones as an American[...]

April 30th, 2016 - 10:23 am § in Politics

If you want to vote, don’t move to Kansas

The ACLU says only a third of new voter registrations in Kansas are being approved. The rest are stymied by the state’s stiff proof-of-citizenship rules. So if you’re thinking of moving to Kansas for a job or to start a business, don’t plan on voting in the upcoming presidential e[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 12:05 pm § in Politics

Tea Party loses another high-stakes redistricting fight in SCOTUS

For the second time in a row, the Supreme Court has rebuffed efforts by Tea Party activists to redraw America’s election maps in favor of rural conservatives. First, let’s quickly review the SCOTUS redistricting jurisprudence of the last half century. In Baker v. Carr (1962), the Court [...]

October 12th, 2015 - 8:50 am § in Misc.

How Much Does Democracy Cost?

NYT: Just 158 families gave nearly half early money in presidential race… Donors revealed…[...]

June 20th, 2015 - 9:37 am § in Politics, Repugnants

GOPer: Corporations are people, but people aren’t people

Republicans don’t have broad public support, so they try to “win” elections by other means: By gaming election rules, funneling tons of special interest money to their candidates, smearing rivals, suppressing opponents’ voters. While expending huge sums and countless man hour[...]

November 21st, 2014 - 9:45 pm § in Politics

GOP Strategist Depressed By 2016

Despite the midterm elections, the GOP isn’t enjoying a resurgence of popularity, nor has there been any realignment of American politics. This year’s results stemmed from low turnout, lousy campaigns, and the fact many Democrats elected in red states in the 2008 wave had to face reelect[...]

November 4th, 2014 - 2:34 pm § in Politics

Virginia Having Problems With Touch Screen Voting Machines

Virginia’s elections department is receiving complaints of “technical difficulties with AccuVote TSX Touch Screen voting machines” in Virginia Beach and Newport News, and confirmed “some voters reported having a different selection appear after making their choice.” It [...]

November 4th, 2014 - 12:04 pm § in Politics

Widespread Voting Problems In Connecticut; Governor Asks Court To Extend Voting Hours

The governor of Connecticut is seeking a court order to extend voting hours at 26 polling places in Hartford because of delays in opening those polling places. The problems involved failure to deliver voter lists to polling places. Other problems also were reported in that state, including optical s[...]

November 2nd, 2014 - 9:23 am § in Uncategorized

Time for Jim to Go .. to Spokane?

Jim McDermott, will be reelected to Congress.  That makes me sad. Jim is our local politician activist, showboat of the progressives , and Congressman.  He still think she lives in Seattle .. a city dominated by unions, the blue class workers of his past.  Jim’s mantra has been anti war, pr[...]