Lawmakers in 16 states introduced more than 120 bills this year that would weaken the initiative process, according to Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.
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Georgia lawmakers are looking into the possibility of allowing some non-violent felony offenders to vote, reviewing “reintegrating persons into society”.
The problem is pervasive. The FEC had to issue a memo on the problem, and the Brennan Center’s article begins with an alarming warning: “beware.”
Voters support limiting influence of big donors, politicians have publicly declared support for reducing the influence of money on our political system.
There was a huge people-powered shift, seismic enough to overcome big money’s grip on many issues. Still, there is much unfinished business to be done.
Former state and federal prisoners, including those on parole, would have the right to vote in California, approved by an Assembly committee.
It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.
The Trump administration has supported plenty of moves to make it harder to vote. But an under-the-radar action President Trump took last year.
President Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to adding citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Governor Janet Mills signed a bill into law yesterday making Maine the 16th state to adopt automatic voter registration (AVR).