Little Rock A scandal has broken out in New York State recently. A Democratic state legislator was caught trying to buy his way onto a minor party ballot line to run for Mayor in New York City. The fact the minor party in the big city is Republican is just a sidebar snicker to the [...]
Little Rock Nationally President Obama announced the formation of a panel that would convene for 6-months to look at the voting system in the United States in order to see if lines could be shorted and voting could be made less burdensome. Meanwhile back at the ranch, a simple majority is enough to overturn a governor’s [...]
New Orleans In trying to suppress citizen rights to vote the use of provisional ballots are a sop thrown to the disappointed voter largely to pretend that their votes will count. This fiction is starting to fall on hard times.
In the elections being reported in Kenya’s national elections where millions waited in mile-long lines for [...]
New Orleans The headlines only tell part of the story when it comes to the emerging crisis in voter registration systems and the simple act of voting. I haven’t gone through the whole Pew Trust report on state problems according to their election performance index covering 2008 and 2010, but I’ve read enough to know [...]
New Orleans Remember the election six weeks ago? Fierce fights about voter suppression came before the voting and then long lines in state after state were the result of continued obstacles for the electorate. President Obama in echoes of his recent statement about gun control on election night said, “We need to fix that.” Finally, Attorney [...]