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Tag Archives: Voting

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Restrictive Absentee Ballot Bills

Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday vetoed four restrictive absentee ballot bills passed by the Republican Legislature. The Democratic Governor also told two counties in the state not to comply with the Republican head of the Assembly elections committee’s subpoenas to hand over ballots and voting equipment. Republicans do not …

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Maine Is Expanding Access To Voting In The State

Maine State House

While other states are passing bills to restrict voting access, Maine is expanding access to voting. “Voting is the cornerstone of democracy,” Zachary Heiden, Chief Counsel at ACLU of Maine, said. “This year, at least 17 states have rolled back voting rights, and the Supreme Court continues to undermine the …

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Texas Governor Sued Over Defunding Of Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats are asking the state’s Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of a budget provision that funds the Legislature, charging that his action was unconstitutional. The suit argues that Abbott’s veto, which could lead to about 2,000 legislative staffers not being paid for two years, violates …

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More Oregon Counties Vote To Secede And Join Idaho

Oregon, Idaho

Seven counties in Oregon have now voted to rearrange counties in eastern and southern Oregon to make them part of Idaho. “This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon,” Mike McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho and leader of the movement, said. “If Oregon really believes in …

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