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Wow: At a recent debate ahead of Arizona’s Aug. 28 Republican primary for secretary of state, businessman Steve Gaynor advocated for banning the printing of ballots and other election materials in Spanish, arguing that they should only be in English. Furthermore, Gaynor called for repealing the 1975 amendment to the federal Voting Rights Act that, thanks to a history of discrimination by many states—including Arizona itself—requires jurisdictions with large populations of non-English speakers to provide election materials in voters’ native languages.

Given that record of discrimination in a state that’s one-quarter Latino or Native American, it’s astonishing that a candidate would […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Republican Rep. Will Hurd is losing the fundraising game to Gina Ortiz Jones, the Daily Kos-endorsed Filipina-American former Air Force Intelligence officer running for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. So he’s decided to start lying about the money Jones is raising.

“When you raise more money from Massachusetts than you do from Texas, that is not a good indication of your broad-based support,” Hurd said of Jones.

More money from Massachusetts, a far-away state with less than 7 million residents, than from Texas, the state the race is located in with more than 28 million residents? Whoa, if true … but […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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One of the sneakiest sagas in state politics has been unfolding for years in the New York state Senate, where turncoat “Democrats” broke with their party in 2012 to hand power to Senate Republicans, giving the minority GOP control of the chamber. This cabal called itself the Independent Democratic Conference, or the IDC, but don’t let the “Democratic” in the name fool you.

These deceivers turned their back on their party and on progressive values, and for years the Republican-IDC alliance blocked legislation to establish a state DREAM Act, measures to protect access to abortion and no-copay birth control, implement early […]

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections