Going to school on the Electoral College

It seems that every four years people need a reminder about the Electoral College and how the President is actually elected. On election day, if you vote in the Presidential election, you will not actually cast a ballot for Donald … Continue reading →

U.S. District Court Strikes Down Alabama Independent Petition Requirement as Applied to Special Elections with Limited Petitioning Time

On September 30, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, a Carter appointee, ruled that Alabama cannot require independent candidates, and unqualified parties, to comply with the 3% petition requirement, in instances when the petitioning time is limited. Hall v Merrill, m.d., … Continue reading

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U.S. Government 2014 Publication Recommends to International Debate Sponsors that Debates be Inclusive

The United States Agency for International Development, a government agency established in 1961 (USAID) in 2014 published recommendations to debate sponsors around the world. USAID recommended that debate sponsors be inclusive when they decide which parties and candidates to invite. … Continue reading

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