Elections & Voting

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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…


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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"…


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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…


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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…




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Geraldo “Truly Contemplating” Senate Run

Great news! Unless you are America. Geraldo Rivera said yesterday that he is considering a run for the Senate seat now held by Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Lautenberg, who is currently 89, has not yet said whether he will run for…


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Good Reason to Kill #29: Didn’t Vote

Is it a good thing to exercise your right to vote? Yes, it is, in the abstract, no matter who you actually vote for, I suppose. Probably. Given the lackluster choices we are typically presented with, though, and how polarized…



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Texas Votes to Secede

Well, not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that enough people have signed a petition in favor of allowing Texas to secede that the White House will have to issue a formal but in no way binding response…