Pages tagged "Author Samantha Washington"


Courts Rule Against Discriminatory Voter ID Laws

Posted on Quick News by Samantha Washington on August 11, 2016
Courts Rule Against Discriminatory Voter ID Laws

Restrictive voter ID laws are being challenged across the country. Courts in Wisconsin and North Carolina have struck down strict requirements for what can be used as a valid form of identification at the polls. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most conservative courts in the country, also ruled that Texas’ voter ID requirements were discriminatory and ordered a lower court to come up with a provision to the law ameliorating the problem in time for the November election.

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In Writing Their Platforms, Parties Strive For a More Open Electoral System

Posted on What's New by Samantha Washington on July 14, 2016
In Writing Their Platforms, Parties Strive For a More Open Electoral System

It’s July in an election year which means that, among other things, it’s convention time. In the lead up to the conventions, parties are in a flurry of preparation, trying to get every element of their respective events together in time for the opening gavel.

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Meet the Team: Samantha Washington

Posted on What's New by Samantha Washington on July 08, 2016
Meet the Team: Samantha Washington

Hi! I’m Samantha and this fall I’m going to be a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania where I major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and minor in Gender Studies. I’m spending my summer here at FairVote working as an intern in the Outreach and Advocacy department.

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McCain and Biden Receive Prize for Civility in Public Life

Posted on Quick News by Harry Leeser, Samantha Washington on June 08, 2016

On June 7, 2016, Allegheny College awarded their 5th annual Prize for Civility in Public Life to Vice President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for their continued dedication to civility during contentious policy debates and elections.

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