Category Archives: Election reform

New Jersey AG John Hoffman to NJ Independent Voters: Drop Dead

It is really interesting to watch as legal challenges to closed primaries begin to get traction… and to read the tortured explanations from elected officials about how and why they oppose equal voting rights for independents.  The EndPartisanship.org coalition (which, … Continue reading

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No Wave in ’14?… New Surveys Point to One Building… No Rising GOP Tide, But A Crashing Prez

So…. just a few short weeks ago there was a series of smarty-pants articles by Poli Sci whizzes telling us there was no tsunami building for 2014 midterm. I even posted a brief commentary agreeing that they were probably right… … Continue reading

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USC: Early Evidence Supports Effectiveness of California Election Reform

Out this week, an early analysis from the Schwarzenegger Institute at USC written by Prof. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, on the effectiveness of California’s election fixes including redistricting and top-two primary reforms. … Continue reading

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Encouraging news from the Left Coast as Dan Schnur announced he’s running as an independent for California Secretary of State (@4Schnur). Schnur is a political pro, campaign reformer, well-known professor, former GOP consultant (now unaffiliated), former head of CA Fair … Continue reading

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It Just Doesn’t Matter

Congressional approval ratings at an all-time low; one of the least productive sessions ever; health care rollout fiasco; paralyzing, polarized partisanship run amok… a rational political observer would think the 2014 cycle would be one of potentially historic upheaval and … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal!

So Ryan/Murray cut a budget deal today avoiding another shutdown showdown in mid-January. It barely cuts long term deficits, doesn’t contain long term tax reforms, doesn’t fix entitlement spending. But it does allow for small increases on the discretionary spending … Continue reading

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No Big Wave For Either Side to Ride in 2014

Chris Cillizza’s Fix column this week in WashPo focused on the Monkey Cage Blog (the WashPo’s kinda-answer for Nate Silver’s retired from NYT/soon to be resurrected “FiveThirtyEight.com” exercise) prediction for a “meh” midterm House battle in 2014 with D’s losing … Continue reading

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