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Friday, September 21st, 2007

Quick roundup

In the last few days there’s been talk of abandoning touch-screen voting in New York, Brad Friedman retraced his summer election reform journey around the country, and there was discussion (transcript, via electionline.org) of a new regional primary plan in the Senate. That Senate plan drew a harsh response from both political parties, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

[The] plan faces opposition and skepticism, notably from the Democratic and Republican national committees, which both registered their opposition, and said the parties should control the nominating process.

“The responsibility for establishing the rules, procedures and dates for selecting delegates to national presidential nominating conventions lies, as it always has, with the national parties, not Congress,” GOP Chairman Robert Duncan wrote Alexander.

We’ll stay on top of it. Look for a vlog about our primary election calendar and why its important to the health of our elections in the weeks ahead.

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Roundup: Last week in election reform

It was a busy week for us behind the scenes at Why Tuesday?, and in the world of election reform. What is election reform exactly? And who is the guy in the photo? Get the answers, and much more election reform news, by clicking below. Photo by Cheryl Senter for the New York Times.

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Election reform roundup

The latest in election reform news, including high marks for New Mexico’s voting system (and low marks for California), a New York Times editorial, and talk about primaries on PBS is after the jump.
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Monday, August 13th, 2007

Election reform chatter

There has been lots of chatter about election reform over the last week or so, including calls for reform in Kentucky, a call to action for New Mexican Native Americans, and problems with voting machines at last weekend’s Iowa Straw Poll. My attempt at digesting it all (and a great cartoon) is after the jump.
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