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● Arizona: Republican legislators just won’t give up in their fight gain the ability to engage in partisan gerrymandering by dismantling Arizona’s independent redistricting commission. They recently advanced a proposed state constitutional amendment out of a state Senate committee that would dramatically reorganize the commission in a way that would render it toothless. If the voters approve this in a November ballot referendum, the commission would effectively be neutralized, giving the GOP-majority legislature the power to pass its own gerrymanders. This isn’t the first time that Arizona Republicans have gone to extremes to fight for the ability to gerrymander, […]

Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018
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The GOP pollster Remington Research, which did not identify a client, is out with our first look at the August GOP primary for governor of Kansas, and there’s a surprise. Jeff Colyer, who ascended to the governor’s office weeks ago, has a narrow 23-21 lead over presumptive frontrunner Kris Kobach, Kansas’ notorious secretary of state. Former state Sen. Jim Barnett, who badly lost the 2006 race to Democrat Kathleen Sebelius, is a distant third with 8 percent, while wealthy businessman Wink Hartman, former state Rep. Mark Hutton, and state Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer each barely register. However, all three of […]

Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections