Judge finds Republican campaign staffers tied to ‘out-and-out fraud’ in Virginia ballot case

A judge in Richmond, Virginia found “out-and-out fraud” in ballot petition signatures that were submitted by the campaign staff for Republican incumbent Rep. Scott Taylor on behalf of left-leaning independent Shaun Brown. Circuit Judge Gregory Rupe ordered Brown off the ballot at a hearing on Wednesday,…

23 Justice Dems Win Primary Elections!

Two of the three Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidates who were on the ballot last Tuesday lost their primary races — Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan and Brent Welder of Kansas were defeated, while fellow Kansan James Thompson advanced to the general election. Not surprisingly, commentators were quick…

Utah group says medical marijuana ballot violates freedom of religion

An anti-marijuana group has filed a lawsuit arguing that a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana violates their freedom of religion. To make their case, the group is citing the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which allowed a Colorado baker to refuse…

D.C. Council takes step toward overturning ballot measure that eliminates two-tier wage system

This week, the majority of the D.C. Council supported a repeal of Initiative 77. Initiative 77 is the ballot measure voters approved in June that eliminates the tipped minimum wage and would gradually phase out the tipped workers’ minimum wage, so that by 2026, all…

D.C. voters just raised the tipped minimum wage, but the fight isn’t over yet

Voters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to pass a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and include tipped workers. D.C. now joins eight states that have established a single minimum wage, and its passage makes the city a bellwether…

Dems Tied With Republicans On Generic Ballot In Age Of Trump

The lead held by Democrats over Republicans on generic ballot polls ahead of the 2018 midterm elections is beginning to slip, a new CNN poll suggests. Overall, 31 percent of respondents in a poll released Wednesday told CNN that they believe the country would be…

Ohio voters approve ballot initiative designed to limit gerrymandering

By a three-to-one margin, Ohio’s voters approved a ballot initiative on Tuesday that will make it harder for either party to recreate the aggressively gerrymandered maps that currently allow Republicans to dominate the state’s congressional delegation. The approved initiative, Ohio’s Issue 1, will create a…

Alaskans set to vote on bill that would ban transgender people from using the bathroom

On Tuesday, voters in Anchorage, Alaska will weigh in on Proposition 1, a ballot initiative to ban transgender people from using bathrooms and other facilities. Given 40 percent of the state’s population lives in the city, the stakes are high for Alaska’s queer community. Proposition…

San Francisco Will Wipe Out Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

–As a result of a 2016 ballot measure legalizing cannabis in San Francisco, the city is set to dismiss 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana cases and to review 5,000 felony cases San Francisco Plans to Wipe Out Thousands of Pot Convictions -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon:…