Elections & Voting

Nevada Bans Chicken Suits From Polling Places

Early voting has begun in Nevada's 2010 primary elections, and over the weekend many sources reported that Nevada election officials have added chicken suits to the list of items that are banned from polling places. Man-sized chickens have been involved…


Back Waxing Becomes Issue in Florida Senate Race

Taking the high road in his campaign for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, Florida Governor Charlie Crist suggested on Monday that his opponent in that primary, Marco Rubio, might have used a Republican Party credit card for personal expenses, and…


Attorney Convicted of Voting Seeks Pardon

As you may have heard, things have not been going so well for New York Governor David Paterson, who has announced he will not run for another term.  Another scandal has since come to light (although considering what the previous…


Demon Sheep Still Focus of California GOP Primary

Faced with what is shaping up to be a marketing disaster of legendary proportions, the Fiorina campaign is furiously spinning the Demon Sheep ad as something that was deliberately planned to attract as much attention as possible.  It has certainly…


Marriage Illegal in Texas, Says Candidate

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, formerly a partner with Vinson & Elkins and now a Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General, has pointed out the uncomfortable fact that a 2005 amendment to the state constitution, which was designed to ban gay marriage, may in fact…


Missourians Elect Another Dead Man to Office

In April, voters in Winfield, Missouri, elected Harry Stonebraker to a fourth term as mayor.  He won an overwhelming victory, taking 90 percent of the vote.  He had also been dead for about a month. Stonebraker died on March 11,…


Election Update II: Biting the Dream

As some of you may have heard, Barack Obama was elected President last night.  The news was received with angst by some, but with enthusiasm by many, even abroad in countries that Obama may one day be forced to bomb. In…


Election Update

Election Day is here, at long last. As always, there are crucial issues at stake on San Francisco's ballot.  Perhaps the most important, of course, is whether the city will rename what is currently the "Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant" as…


McCain Ruled (Probably) Natural-Born U.S. Citizen

Another issue I was writing about last month was the continuing uncertainty over what it takes to be a "natural-born citizen," which is a constitutional limitation on who can serve as President.  Both campaigns have now survived at least one…


TRO Denied; Obama Can Still Run — For Now

The Obama campaign is probably breathing a sigh of relief now that the motion for temporary restraining order sought by Philip J. Berg, Esquire, has been denied.  Berg, who says he is a Democrat (and presumably a Clinton supporter), filed…