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Amending the Constitution to ensure free and fair elections

A U.S. Senate vote is scheduled next month on a proposed Constitutional amendment to empower Congress to enact reasonable campaign finance legislation. The movement to amend the Constitution is a response to recent Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United and McCutcheon, which overturned campaign finance laws on constitutional grounds, and is seen by many as the best chance to promote clean elections that aren’t dominated by a few wealthy oligarchs. 886 more words

Election-Related Commitments

Off-Cycle Elections and Public Employee Compensation

A lot of people were interested in this Seth Masket article “How Low Voter Turnout Helps Public Employees” over in Pacific Standard Magazine  694 more words

Political Science

Pender: McDaniel Says Conservatives 'Enraged' and Will Be Engaged

McDaniel: Conservatives ‘enraged,’ will be engaged

Geoff Pender, Clarion Ledger, August 12, 2014

Chris McDaniel says conservatives in Mississippi are “enraged” over the U.S. Senate primary and likely to take it out on incumbent Republican state officeholders in next year’s elections. 899 more words

Mississippi Politics

Pros and Cons of DISCLOSE Act Discussed at Senate Hearing

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday held a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act – a hearing at which award-winning NPR political correspondent Ben Overby said one thing was clear: “Republicans despise the bill.” 195 more words

News Of Note

Voter Turnout - A Two Pronged Approach

1) Incentivise Parties to Increase Voter Turnout:

Currently political parties receive approximately one third of their funding through a per vote subsidy, one third via a tax rebate on donations, and one third directly from donations. 198 more words