The Secretary of State has released current registration data. It shows: Democratic 46.25%; Republican 28.01%; Libertarian .39%; Green .072%; Reform .048%; independent and other 25.23%. The percentages just prior to the November 2014 election were: Democratic 46.79%; Republican 27.69%; Libertarian .36%; Green .069%; Reform .049%; independent and other 25.05%. Thanks to Randall Hayes for the
The West Virginia Secretary of State has released new voter registration data: Democratic 48.70%; Republican 29.08%; Libertarian .18%; Green (Mountain) .134%; independent and other 21.89%. Just prior to the November 2014 election, the West Virginia percentages were: Democratic 50.61%; Republican 29.45%; Libertarian .15%; Green (Mountain) .129%; independent and other 19.65%. Thanks to Michael for the
On July 2, the Women’s Equality Party of New York filed its bylaws and a list of its interim officers. See them here. The party became ballot-qualified on November 4, 2014 by polling over 50,000 votes for Governor. Thanks to Mike Drucker for the link. Here is a news story about the filing. There is
According to this story, Fox News has refused to say (so far, anyway) which polls it will use to determine invitations for its August 6 Republican presidential debate. The story shows that the Fox description of which polls it will use is vague. Fox implies that there are only five nationally recognized polling companies, but
On July 2, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed SB 121. Wisconsin already permitted write-ins and already said that they should be counted for candidates who had filed a campaign finance report. But, except for presidential write-ins, the old law did not specify a deadline for such a campaign finance report to be filed. The bill
On July 2, a Nevada trial court ruled that a petition to recall a particular state judge in Las Vegas has enough valid signatures. The judge who is being recalled will appeal to the State Supreme Court. Nevada recalls for local office require the signatures of 25% of the last vote cast for that office.