On February 16, the Maryland State Senate that handles election law bills heard testimony on SB 292, which would implement Instant-Runoff Voting for all partisan elections in the state. The lead sponsor is Senator Paul Pinsky, who authored the ballot … Continue reading
One bill on public funding of congressional candidates is HR 3099, which was introduced June 28, 2005 by Congressman John Tierney (D-Mass.). HR 3099 is mildly discriminatory. Nominees of parties that polled 25% of the vote in the last 5 … Continue reading
On February 16, the California Supreme Court ruled that an initiative should not necessarily be removed from the ballot because of relatively minor errors (in this case, the minor error was that the proponents submitted one copy of their initiative … Continue reading
On January 27, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed H 4331, which makes it illegal for two parties to jointly nominate the same nominee. The bill is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. … Continue reading
The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska’s biggest newspaper, editorialized on February 14 in favor of the recent state court decision that keeps the Green Party on the ballot pending a final decision by the court. The editorial said, “The decision reflects … Continue reading
Oregon State Senator Ben Westlund declared on February 14 that he will be an independent candidate for Governor this year. He changed his voter registration from “Republican” to “independent”.