Pages tagged "U.s. senate vacancy elections"

Voting Rights Act turns 45

Posted on What's New Tom Sanchez, Right To Vote Blog on August 06, 2010

Although the Voting Rights Act turns 45, we still have much ground to cover in the effort to obtain an constitutional Right to Vote.

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The November Illinois Senate Election and the Value of Voting

Posted on What's New Patrick Withers on July 14, 2010

 Illinois voters will vote twice this November for US Senate, one to fill the seat for six years and one to sill the seat for a matter of weeks.  What does this admittedly bizzare situation have to teach us about the value of democracy?

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The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel Congratulates FairVote's 'Sweet Victories'

Posted on What's New Paul Fidalgo on January 08, 2010

FairVote got a very flattering shout-out from Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel in her blog today. 

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Ocean State Un-Vetoes Electoral Reform

Posted on What's New Paul Fidalgo on January 07, 2010

This past Tuesday, FairVote and its friends in America's most wee state were very happy, as the state legislature reversed the vetoes of two bills close to our hearts: pre-registration and U.S. Senate vacancies.

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R.I. Gov. Thinks 0.0001% Turnout for U.S. Senate Elections is Just Fine

Posted on What's New Paul Fidalgo on November 10, 2009

Shocking no one but disappointing many, Rhode Island's Gov. Carcieri vetoed legislation that would have mandated a special election in the case of a vacancy in one of the state's U.S. Senate seats.

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