Friday, July 19, 2019

Partisan Gerrymandering is Back Before the US Supreme Court

Justice Stephen Breyer suggested a rule that a map be deemed an unconstitutional gerrymander if one party can win a majority of the statewide vote but nonetheless end up with less than one third of the available legislative seats.
What to know about Florida’s election chaos

Florida: Suffrage Amendment for ex-Cons Still Unsettled

The legislators are proceeding as if the initiative passed by voters last year requires an implementing act from them. The assumption is not encouraged by the actual language that was on the ballot.

Campaign 2018 Continues, or Resumes, in NC 9th District

In November, unofficial totals showed that Mark Harris had defeated Dan McCready by 905 votes. But that victory has unravelled in the three months since.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: I Believe Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser | All In | MSNBC

Kirsten Gillibrand Explores a Campaign for President

Senator Gillibrand has created an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for a Presidential campaign, and has kicked off that campaign (or that groundwork-laying at least) with a trip to Iowa.
Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 run

A Samoan-American Hindu Runs for President

The Story: A US Congresswoman from Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa in 1981 and who became,...
Does the Democratic Party have an identity crisis?

Democratic Presidential Primaries: The Next Round

The Story:  Within the Democratic Party competition for the Presidential nomination in 2020 is bound to be intense. Among...

Election 2018 Lives on in Bladen County, NC

The Story: In the 9th Congressional District, NC, a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, Mark Harris, seemed to have defeated his Democratic foe,...

Final Senate Race of the Midterms Decided

The Story: The Republican candidate and incumbent Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, won a run-off election Tuesday, November 27, earning a full term in the US Senate...
Mike Espy Weighs In On Mississippi Special Election | Morning Joe | MSNBC

“Hanging” Remark Leaves Mississippi Outcome … Hanging

The Story: Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R - MS) is defending her seat in a run-off election November 27 against former US Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy...
Rick Scott flying to DC for Senate elections, orientation

From CEO to Governor to Senator: Rick Scott

The Story: In Florida, after the November 8 vote, and after both a machine and a manual recount, the race for the US Senator's seat...