Bob Stern 2020 Election Preview, Based on His UCLA Extension Class, in a Podcast Series

This should be good: Kathay Feng of Common Cause, who discusses redistricting; https://soundcloud.com/ucla-extension/2020-election-preview-from-presidential-candidates-to-californias-ballot-measure-elections California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, speaking about election security:https://soundcloud.com/ucla-extension/week-2-osher-presents-2020-election-preview-with-alex-padilla Bob Naylor, former California Assembly Republican leader, who discusses the future of the Republican Party in California: https://soundcloud.com/ucla-extension/week-3-2020-election-preview-with-speaker-bob-naylor-former-republican-legislative-leader Conan … Continue reading

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“Plaintiffs in Common Cause v. Lewis file appeal asking NC Supreme Court to review eight NC House districts that remain partisan gerrymanders”

Release: Plaintiffs in the case of Common Cause v. Lewis on Friday filed a petition with the NC Supreme Court asking the justices to immediately review the Superior Court’s approval of eight NC House districts that remain extreme partisan gerrymanders after the legislature’s court-ordered redraw. … Continue reading

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Federal Court Holds Mississippi Vote Counting Rule (Which Could Affect Upcoming Election) is Likely Unconstitutional; It Denies Preliminary Injunction But Leaves Open Relief If Vote Counting Rule Affects Upcoming Election

You can find the court’s order at this link. “In their Complaint, Plaintiffs contend that three provisions of the Mississippi Constitution impair that choice. The provisions provide that successful candidates for state-level, statewide office must receive both the majority of … Continue reading

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“Amazon Tests ‘Soul of Seattle’ With Deluge of Election Cash; Amazon is flexing its financial power in Seattle’s City Council elections, putting an innovative program meant to combat such influence at risk.”

NYT: In 2015, Seattle voters approved a plan to foil corporate political contributions, creating “democracy vouchers” that allow residents to assign public campaign funds to local candidates of their choice.With the goal of amplifying the voices of regular people and … Continue reading

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“Local Texas officials balk at animus toward cities, plans for sales tax cuts in legislators’ secretly recorded meeting”

Texas Tribune: The recording of a conversation between two top Republican state lawmakers and a conservative activist released Tuesday exposed legislators’ intentional political targeting of cities and counties — and their plans to make the 2021 legislative session even more … Continue reading

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House Committee on Registration Holding Hearing Thursday on Voting Rights and Election Administration

Schedule. Witnesses Ms. Barbara ArnwineNational Co-Chair, National Commission for Voter Justice Written Testimony of Barbara ArnwineArnwine Witness Disclosure FormBarbara Arnwine Biography Ms. Michelle BishopVoting Rights Specialist, National Disability Rights Network Written Testimony of Michelle BishopBishop Witness Disclosure FormMichelle Bishop Biography … Continue reading

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