Thursday, June 29, 2017

Electionline Weekly June 29-2017

Legislative Updates

New Mexico: The Santa Fe City Council voted to Delay Implementing a Voter Approved Ranked-Choice Voting system citing Concerns about whether the Voting System would be ready in time for the March 2018 Elections. The New System was first approved in 2008 and set for Implementation in 2010, but has faced mounting Technical Implementation issues.

U.S. Virgin Island: In the ongoing Saga surrounding a Special Election to fill a Vacant Seat in the Legislature, this week the Senate voted 8-6 not to admit the Candidate in question.

Legal Updates

New Jersey: Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposella has ruled that 22 votes in Paterson’s 2016 2nd Ward City Council Election would be Invalidated. The Election was decided by a 20-vote margin.

North Carolina: Wake County has reached a Settlement Agreement with the Voter Integrity Project which had Sued the County alleging that the Voter Rolls contained more Registered Voters than the County had People. The Group agreed to drop their Suit and Wake agreed to seek more frequent Reviews of its Voter Rolls.

Texas: The Texas Attorney General’s Office announced this week that the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will begin an Investigation into Voter Fraud.

Virginia: A 21-year-old James Madison University Student has been Sentenced to 100 to 120 days in Prison for Filing up to 18 Phony Voter Registration Applications in Harrisonburg.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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