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CA Democrats push to ease voter registration

CA Democrats push to ease voter registration

ROBERT KNIGHT: Obama pushes criminal way to expand electorate

ROBERT KNIGHT: Obama pushes criminal way to expand electorate

President Obama made the first visit by a sitting president to a penitentiary when he dropped in to the El Reno (Oklahoma) Federal Correctional Institution on Thursday and offered an ambitious reform agenda. The last time we saw prison inmates get this kind of celebrity attention was back in 1969, unhealthy when a visiting Johnny […]

Redistricting for Dummies: How to End the Gerrymander

Redistricting for Dummies: How to End the Gerrymander

    By Thomas L. Knapp Every ten years, based on the latest census data, the states receive new apportionments of seats in the US House of Representatives. The state legislatures begin mapping out revised districts to accommodate changes in population, population distribution, and increases or decreases in the number of seats. And five years […]

Ballot Initiative filing fee hike moves closer to approval

Ballot Initiative filing fee hike moves closer to approval

. A proposal to make it more expensive to file a ballot measure in California is moving closer to becoming law, worrying both liberal and conservative groups that frequently utilize the initiative process. Democratic Assemblymen Evan Low of Campbell and Richard Bloom of Santa Monica have proposed a 12-fold increase in the fee charged to obtain a title and summary for […]

CA Dems move to remake state voting

CA Dems move to remake state voting

By James Poulos . Pursuing a long-held dream of maximizing voter turnout, California Democrats have coalesced around legislation that would fundamentally transform the experience — and inconvenience — of casting ballots. “California elections would be radically retooled, with neighborhood polling places replaced by ‘voting centers’ serving much larger swaths and a vast expansion of early voting,” reported […]

Coordinated statewide effort to Restore Election Integrity

Coordinated statewide effort to Restore Election Integrity

Event Announcement EIP Take Back Your Power. Take Back Your Republic.   Linda Paine, President and Co-Founder, Election Integrity Project will talk about a coordinated statewide effort to Restore Election Integrity and put California’s 55 electoral votes back in the hands of California’s voters by 2016. It’s time to stop talking about doing something and […]

SCOTUS could shake CA’s redistricting schemes

SCOTUS could shake CA’s redistricting schemes

A Citizen Political Education Project

A Citizen Political Education Project

By Jim Sullivan Immediately after the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787 a colonist asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government the convention had given them. He replied, “A republic, if we can keep it.” When Benjamin Franklin made that statement, the free white population of the thirteen colonies was approximately 2.9 million. Key to keeping […]

Third Time’s a Charm: Politics in the Age of Information Overload

Third Time’s a Charm: Politics in the Age of Information Overload

By Phil Erwin Every couple of years, we all get serious about voting in our favored candidates in order for them to Do Something! about making our lives better – hopefully by making our nation better. We get serious for maybe a couple of weeks. Maybe. After that, we mostly go back to what we […]

“Mandatory” Voting – How Does That Work?

“Mandatory” Voting – How Does That Work?

By Phil Erwin Heard the latest news-unworthy nonsense? Barack Obama wants to make voting mandatory. Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday, Obama floated the trial balloon as a possible “solution” to the “problem” of the “corrosive influence” of money on U.S. elections. “If everybody voted,” he observed, “then it would completely change […]