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Texas Residents Who Want Districts of Equal Numbers of Eligible Voters, Instead of Population, File U.S. Supreme Court Brief

Next term the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Evenwel v Abbott, 14-940. The Texas voters who filed the case argue that states must draw U.S. House and legislative districts based on the number of eligible voters, not population. Here is the opening brief filed by those voters. The “summary of argument” starts on page 14.

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August 3 Joint Forum for 14 Republican Presidential Candidates to be Televised Live on Many TV Stations

Several newspapers in various states are sponsoring a joint forum for Republican presidential candidates on Monday evening, August 3. The newspapers invited all 17 Republicans who seem to have a genuine campaign, based on how many campaign events they have set up, and whether they have campaign offices and staff. Three of the 17 declined

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Prohibition Party Nominates National Ticket

On July 31, the Prohibition Party nominated Jim Hedges for President and Bill Bayes for Vice-President. The nomination was made with a two-hour conference call. Hedges lives in Big Tannery Cove, Pennsylvania; Bayes in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hedges has been the party’s newsletter editor and publisher for many years.

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Mayor of Kingston, New York, May Depend on Green Party to Get on November 3, 2015 Ballot

Mayor Shayne Gallo of Kingston, New York, is running for re-election in a partisan election on November 3, 2015. He is a Democrat, but he has a powerful opponent in the Democratic primary in September. In case he loses the Democratic primary, he hoped to be nominated by either or both the Independence Party and

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Governor John Kasich Responds to a Question About More Inclusive General Election Presidential Debates

On July 31, Ohio Governor John Kasich spoke in Keene, New Hampshire. He was asked whether he feels general election presidential debates should include more than two candidates. He responded, “I don’t know; I haven’t thought about it.” Then he asked the questioner who the third candidate might be. The reporter who asked the question

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Ohio Secretary of State Rules in Favor of Two Independent Candidates in 2015 Local Elections

On July 31, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted ruled in favor of two independent candidates seeking a place on the 2015 general election in two cities. See this story. Ohio law is very vague about who can qualify to be an independent candidate. Ohio doesn’t ask about party choice (or independent status) on voter

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