“Candidate intimidation” is seldom discussed. This is a good time, as New Jersey’s party primary nomination deadline around the corner.
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There are pending ballot access lawsuits in the U.S. District Courts in Illinois and Maine, as well as the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
The 2022 election cycle is already making history, as candidates announce record fundraising just three months into the campaign.
Republicans are being chastised for calling for restrictive voting rules. However, states like Biden’s Delaware are also making voting difficult.
SB 684, a Republican bill in Arkansas, vastly increases candidate filing fees for parties that nominate by primary in the state.
Election security remains top priority in America. In this regard, official election websites have been urged to move to .gov domains.
Texas Republicans are introducing a two-tiered voter registration scheme to evade prospective federal voting rights protections.
On Thursday, a bill, the House Bill 1517, to establish an online voter registration system in Arkansas failed to pass the state Senate.
Under a new Republican proposal Alaska could be the first state to use blockchain tech statewide in its voting security scheme.
2020 was consistent with trend of declining House competition despite defeat of Democrats by Republican women, candidates of color.