Elections & Voting

You Think So?

This was one of Louisiana's two senators last week, dropping some knowledge on Chuck Todd of NBC News: I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. —Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.),…



Larry Craig Can’t Catch a Break

First the guy in the stall next to him turns out to be an undercover cop, then they won't let him withdraw his guilty plea, then he has to retire from the Senate, now they're all "you can't use campaign…


Town Sues All Its Citizens

Technically, just all the registered voters, but since 61 of the 65 residents are registered, it's almost the same thing. The April election in Montezuma, Colorado, was controversial to begin with because it was the first contested election in more…


Bad Attitude Costs Texas in Fee Dispute

Hey, I get it—sometimes when you win and you think the other side's position was bogus, it's hard not to get all smug and self-righteous. But you really should try. Not trying very hard—well, not trying at all—cost the State…


Senate Candidate Has Four Favorite Justices, Probably

Of the major GOP candidates in the Oregon primary for U.S. Senate, Willamette Week has endorsed state Rep. Jason Conger instead of Dr. Monica Wehby, even though the editors admitted both have excellent resumés and they "probably agree on more issues"…


Town Forgets to Have Election Again

Still no democracy in Wallsburg, Utah. Not because anyone's opposed to it (as far as we know), they apparently just forgot about it. Wallburg's city recorder, described by the Salt Lake Tribune as "the employee responsible for oversight of elections," not only failed…


Women Can’t Vote in Sistersville

Actually, they can, but only because of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified in 1920. If it were up to the city charter, which was enacted 21 years before that and is still in effect, only men would be allowed…