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Alaska

Democrats, GOP want the status quo. We need to move Forward. | #alaska | #politics

Whitman is a former Republican governor of New Jersey and co-chair of the Forward Party. The two dominant political parties in America don’t agree on much, but there is one thing they agree on: The system should be set up to help them maintain their power. From first-past-the-post voting and gerrymandering to limiting citizen-powered ballot […]

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Alaska

We need to keep the political reform momentum going | #alaska | #politics

As 2023 draws to a close, The Fulcrum has invited leaders of democracy reform organizations to share their hopes and plans for the coming year. This is the third in the series. Caska is director of political programs for RepresentUs. For many reasons, 2022 was a resounding victory for democracy. Voters in several more cities […]

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Alaska

Ranked-choice voting was a winner on Election Day | #alaska | #politics

Rob Richie is president and CEO of FairVote. Amidst the postmortems about which party “won” the 2022 midterms, there’s an important story that may have a more enduring impact: the record number of Americans turning to ranked-choice voting for better choices, better campaigns and better representation. On Election Day, a record eight states, counties and […]

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Alaska

What to know about control of Congress and outstanding votes in other races | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The battle for control of the House is now the biggest unanswered question of this year’s midterm elections after Democrats kept their narrow Senate majority. Victories in Arizona and Nevada, according to CNN projections, mean the party will enter 2023 with at least 50 Senate seats – and could add one more if […]

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Alaska

Why it takes so long to count West Coast votes | #alaska | #politics

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  What’s taking so long to determine which party has control of the US House and Senate? Blame California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and the whole vote-by-mail West Coast, really. Actually, don’t blame […]

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City Council

Beth Savedra, Wells City Council | #citycouncil

With only a couple of weeks left before the election, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Beth Savedra and I am seeking a seat on the Wells City Council. I first came here in the mid ’70s and since then I have called Wells my home. My husband and I have been […]

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Alabama

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  The race for the Senate is in the eye of the beholder less than six weeks from Election Day, with ads about abortion, crime and inflation dominating the airwaves in key states as campaigns test the theory of the 2022 election. The cycle started out as a referendum on President Joe Biden – […]

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Alabama

2022 midterm election spending on track to top $9.3 billion | #elections | #alabama

The total cost of 2022 midterm elections is projected to exceed $9.3 billion, according to an early, conservative estimate by OpenSecrets. More than $4.8 billion has already been spent on 2022 midterms, setting federal election spending on track to surpass the inflation-adjusted 2018 midterm record of $7.1 billion. “We’re seeing much more money, more candidates […]

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Alabama

More than half of Republican Senate nominees have rejected, cast doubt upon or tried to overturn the 2020 election results | #elections | #alabama

Washington CNN  —  More than half of the Republican nominees for the 35 US Senate seats being contested in the 2022 midterms have challenged the legitimacy of the 2020 election – rejecting, raising doubts about or taking steps to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory. A CNN analysis found that at least 19 of this year’s […]

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