In Arizona, litigants settled an NVRA compliance case
over alleged failures in the process of updating voter registration addresses when people change their address during motor-vehicle transactions. The settlement itself is here
Nikkita Oliver on the aftermath of the VRA case
in Yakima, Washington.
similar story, also today, from Pasco
, 90 miles down the road.
The initiative to institute a commission in Nevada was amended and refiled to address a trial judge’s concerns
about the ballot description.
In the wake of substantial spending by Amazon (and others) in 2019 city council elections, Seattle contemplates a Clean Campaigns Act
purporting to limit contributions to Super PACs, and to limit spending from corporations with more than 1% ownership from… Continue reading
stories today about campaign funds active longer than their campaigners.
focuses on FEC
requests for explanation
from retired officeholders still spending from
campaign accounts. The other describes
that Rep. Cummings had
for his unspent campaign money… Continue reading
A HuffPost piece
on the other side of the odd horserace money count I mentioned last week
Allies of President Donald Trump gloated last week at the news that his campaign outraised each of the Democratic presidential candidates. But… Continue reading
A piece in the Atlantic
on the governance options available to billionaires:
When people think about the political relevance of Michael Bloomberg’s money, they tend to think about how his massive spending helps his campaigns: the record $261 million he… Continue reading
Ibram Kendi with a thoughtful piece
on the terminology of “swing voters”: some “swing” from candidate to candidate or party to party, and some swing between voting and not voting.
The Seattle Times reviews
who’s on and who’s off the Washington State primary ballot. And while the story focuses on the candidates on the ballot who may not still be actively contending by the time March 10 rolls around, the… Continue reading
The lede in Route Fifty
Legislation introduced by a Maryland lawmaker would set new standards for describing ballot measures in the state, with the aim of ensuring that people can clearly understand the proposals they’re casting votes on.
WBUR with an explainer
on the ranked choice initiative likely to make it to the ballot if the legislature doesn’t adopt something first.
At the same time as the Thursday hearing on voting system security
that I’d mentioned
, House Oversight will be holding a hearing on “Reaching Hard-to-Count Communities in the 2020 Census
.” The witness list is still TBD, as… Continue reading
The Census Bureau has reached most of its hiring goals in Puerto Rico. And almost everywhere else is still looking for help
. They’ve even got a map to show you where
(and how much they’re paying).
The AP reports
on Florida’s … exceedingly recent efforts to raise census awareness. In this context, I’m not sure whether “it’s never too late” is quite accurate.