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  • 'Shady backroom deal' could swing upcoming Nevada primary election, RNC tells state attorney general

    05/20/2020 11:31:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Gregg Re
    Together with the Nevada GOP, Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Wednesday demanded the state investigate what she called a "shady" and potentially illegal "backroom deal" by local politicians that would alter voting procedures ahead of the state's all mail-in June 9 primary. In a letter to Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, McDaniel and the state party charged that the Democratic-controlled Clark County Commission reached a secretive agreement with state Democrats that could have violated the state's open public meeting law. The RNC is specifically concerned that "Democrat Party bosses are now forcing Nevada’s largest county to waste...
  • Biden wins Oregon Democratic presidential primary (42% turnout)

    05/20/2020 4:44:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2020 | By ANDREW SELSKY
    SALEM, Ore. - Republican voters in Oregon’s vast 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday elected a former state senator to be their candidate to replace Rep. Greg Walden, who didn’t run for a 12th term in the conservative region covering the rural eastern and central part of the state. The mail-in primary was complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, as election workers kept social distancing in county offices while staffing levels were down. Election workers received instructions on handling ballots along with protective equipment from the Oregon National Guard and others. Former Vice President Joe Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing...
  • Pennsylvanians embrace mail voting, new machine features ahead of primary

    05/19/2020 11:07:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 5/18/20
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - The once-delayed Pennsylvania primary won't determine the presidential nominees, by now a foregone conclusion. But the voting in two weeks will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. Voter registration will end Monday for the June 2 primary. The latest figures show many Pennsylvanians have embraced the state’s new vote-by-mail option that was passed last year but has been widely adopted as a way to avoid pandemic exposure. More than 1 million Pennsylvania voters have requested mail-in ballots, including 700,000 Democrats...
  • Court keeps New York's Democratic presidential primary on ballot for June

    05/19/2020 8:59:06 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Score one for former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang. A federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed with a lower federal court judge’s ruling that the Democratic presidential primary contest must be included on the ballot when New York holds its primary on June 23. *snip* Sanders, the populist senator from Vermont, suspended his presidential campaign in April and endorsed presumptive nominee Joe Biden a week later. But Sanders pledged to keep his name on the ballot in all upcoming primaries and caucuses to accumulate as many delegates as possible at this summer’s convention.
  • Ocasio-Cortez blasts New York elections board for canceling presidential primary

    04/27/2020 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/20 | Rebecca Kla
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday blasted the New York Board of Elections for canceling this year's Democratic presidential primary. Ocasio-Cortez challenged the notion that the decision was made with public health in mind, noting that the state is still holding down ballot elections the same day. “It is completely wrong for the BOE to cancel New York’s Presidential Primary,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “This decision is not informed by public health: the state is still holding elections for every other seat that day, & so far the only way your ballot will 100% be counted in NY is to vote in...
  • State Board of Elections Cancels New York Presidential Primary

    04/27/2020 10:06:06 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    NY1 ^ | April 27, 2020 | EMILY NGO
    New York’s June 23 presidential primary has been canceled, the state’s Democratic Board of Elections commissioners announced Monday. Bernie Sanders has been removed from the ballot and Joe Biden has “effectively" won the New York primary, the board said. *snip* Sanders has made clear he wanted to stay on the ballots for upcoming state primaries in an effort to influence Biden and the Democratic Party platform at the national nominating convention. Sanders' campaign reaffirmed his desire to remain on the New York ballot in a letter Sunday night to the Board of Elections.
  • New Mexico Supreme Court blocks plan for mail-in primary; state’s GOP claims win

    04/14/2020 10:53:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    The state Supreme Court in New Mexico on Tuesday evening rejected a proposal to convert the state’s planned June 2 primary election into a vote-by-mail poll. The decision followed a hearing of more than two-and-a-half hours that was conducted via video because of coronavirus precautions, the Albuquerque Journal reported. More than two dozen of the state’s elected officials had proposed the mail-in plan, citing concern for public health, the newspaper reported.
  • Connecticut Governor Weighs Executive Order for Mail-In Primary Voting

    04/09/2020 6:09:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    briedbart ^ | 04/08/2020 | Dr Susan Berry
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said Tuesday he is looking into how his state’s voters may be allowed to cast their ballots by mail in the primary that has been postponed to June 2.
  • Pelosi: SCOTUS Wisconsin Primary Decision Undermines Democracy

    04/07/2020 6:38:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Briedbart ^ | 04/06/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for its ruling on Wisconsin’s primary election, accusing the court of “undermining” American democracy. Pelosi said, “Well, people should not have to decide whether they can vote or be sick. That’s just not a good choice for anyone in a democracy. And you would think that the Supreme Court of the United States would not overturn a court decision which gave the voters extra time to do vote by mail by a few more days to get their vote by mail ballot...
  • US Supreme Court Kills Absentee Ballot Extension in Tuesday’s Election

    04/06/2020 7:25:50 PM PDT · by slapshot · 17 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | april 6 2020 | James Wigderson
    The U.S. Supreme Court overruled a lower federal court’s ruling and said that absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 Spring Election must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. The Court did not change the April 13 deadline as the final day for counting absentee ballots.
  • Special session will not be held Saturday; Republican leaders refuse Evers' request

    04/04/2020 9:13:48 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 30 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 04/03/2020 | Adam Rogan
    In an announcement published just before 1:30 p.m. Friday, Evers said he “is urging the Legislature to take up legislation allowing an all-mail election, to send a ballot to every registered voter who has not already requested one by May 19, and to extend the time for those ballots to be received to May 26.”
  • Golden Moutza of March provides some light amid the darkness of coronavirus

    04/02/2020 7:04:31 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 1, 2020 | John Kass
    I wonder if the Illinois Department of Public Health will be asking those who test positive these questions: “Did you vote at an Illinois polling place on March 17 or have you been in contact with anyone who did, or anyone who served as an election judge? “And even though you have coronavirus and could die, are you still really glad Gov. J.B. Pritzker closed all the restaurants and bars for your safety while refusing to postpone the election?” “Pritzker stood up there, in front of TV viewers stating it was ALL about democracy and in the same breath said...
  • Wisconsin officials are moving full-speed-ahead with holding the state's April 7 presidential primary despite rising coronavirus cases

    03/30/2020 11:00:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/30/20 | Grace Panetta
    Wisconsin officials are moving forward with holding the planned April 7 presidential primary election as reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continue to mount in the state. As of Monday morning, the Wisconsin Department of Health reported 1,157 confirmed cases and 19 deaths from COVID-19, a massive increase over the 32 cases that were reported in the state two weeks ago on March 15. Nine other states set to hold primary elections in the rest of March and April, including Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the six mid-Atlantic states which planned to vote on the...
  • The Party Has Changed For The Worse: One of the Last Pro-Life, Pro-Israel Democrats Defeated in Primary by Ultra-Left Challenger

    03/18/2020 7:11:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/18/2020 | Rick Moran
    Eight-term Democrat incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski lost in the primary to an ultra-left challenger who came close to unseating him in 2018. Marie Newman, owner of a marketing company and an up-and-coming voice of the far left, eked out a narrow victory over Lipinski, who had held the seat in Congress since 2005. His father, Bill Lipinski, had represented the district since 1983. In truth, the character of the district had changed dramatically since 2010, when it was redrawn to include some of the more liberal suburbs in Dupage County. And Lipinski, who was one of the last pro-life Democrats...
  • Jussie Smollett Prosecutor Kim Foxx Fends Off Primary Challengers

    03/18/2020 5:53:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Kyle Olson
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won her primary race in convincing fashion on Tuesday, according to returns reported by NBC Chicago. Foxx was thrust into the national spotlight in 2019 when she dropped charges against former Empire star Jussie Smollett, who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself in downtown Chicago and blaming the attack, involving a noose and bleach, on supporters of Donald Trump.
  • An Illinois primary like no other: Low turnout, poll worker shortage expected amid coronavirus

    03/16/2020 8:08:55 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 16, 2020 | Rick Pearson
    Illinoisans readied for a primary Election Day like no other Tuesday, with fear of the spread of coronavirus raising concerns of low turnout and too few poll workers as government leaders exhorted healthy voters to do their part to move democracy forward at the ballot box. With polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the push to get people to vote came despite new federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to avoid crowds of 50 people or more. Chicago election officials stressed safety and encouraged voters to practice social distancing, even offering alternative less-crowded voting sites. But...
  • Ohio governor invokes health emergency to close primary polls after judge rejects delay

    03/16/2020 7:59:09 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 3/16/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    Ohio is one of four states slated to hold primaries on Tuesday Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday night invoked a health emergency to force the closure of polls after a judge declined to delay the state's primary election Tuesday over coronavirus concerns. "During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency,” DeWine announced. “While the polls will be closed...
  • Illinois Democratic official says primary volunteers quitting amid outbreak

    03/16/2020 7:31:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 16 2020 | Staff
    The executive director of the Illinois Democratic Party said Monday that the party is struggling to gather enough volunteers for Tuesday’s primary election as the coronavirus spreads across the country. Mary Morrissey called for volunteers who are outside of the population most vulnerable to the virus when speaking with Hill.TV on Monday. She confirmed that the party has seen volunteers drop out because of the virus. “That is the biggest crisis in terms of the election right now is we need election judges,” she said. “It’s critical that we have election judges tomorrow,” she added. The Illinois Democrat said “one...
  • Rub a Dub Dub or Hey Diddle Diddle

    03/11/2020 6:53:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-11-20 | MOTUS
    I can’t really explain why, but the results of yesterday’s Democrat primaries reminded me of this animation from a 1979 Soviet/Russian animated film.Faster! Higher! Stronger! Maybe it’s because they both conjured thoughts of this nursery rhyme:Hey, diddle, diddle,The cat and the fiddle,The cow jumped over the moon;The little dog laughedTo see such sport,And the dish ran away with the spoon.     It’s a nonsense poem designed to please children with highly effective imaginary visuals. But the poem for some reason reminded me of the old joke about a pilot returning from a mission but couldn’t locate his aircraft carrier. He...
  • Biden Adds Michigan, Delivering Blow to Sanders

    03/10/2020 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 30 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2020 | Will Weissert, Laurie Kellman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory in Michigan, as well as Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders, who is urgently seeking to jump-start his flagging campaign. Sanders could still get a boost later in the night in Idaho, North Dakota or Washington state. But fewer delegates were at stake than in Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, where Biden’s decisive performance again showed his strength with working-class voters and African Americans, who are vital...