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  • Some House Democrats want to pass ranked-choice voting bill this year

    02/02/2021 4:52:28 AM PST · by devane617 · 43 replies
    yahoo ^ | 02/1/2021 | Jon Ward
    Some House Democrats hope to pass legislation this year that would give voters the option to list their choices in order of preference in future federal elections, a practice known as ranked-choice voting. It’s part of a package of reforms designed to reduce extremism in politics, making politicians more responsive to the majority of voters rather than the noisy minorities in both parties. Advocates also want to increase the number of House members for the first time in over 100 years, and to move to multimember congressional districts. “The most likely piece, which I hope we can pass this year,...
  • New York City to adopt ranked-choice voting

    11/05/2019 8:37:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 05 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    New York City on Tuesday became the latest and largest city in the nation to adopt ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank their top five candidates based on preference. New Yorkers overwhelmingly approved Ballot Question 1 by a roughly 73 to 17 percent margin, with just over 77 percent of precincts reporting. The ballot’s passage will allow the city’s voters to begin using ranked-choice voting in local primary and special elections starting in 2021. The method allows voters to rank their top five candidates in order of preference rather than picking just one contender. If a candidate wins an...
  • Impeachment Inquiry Backlash Boosts GOP’s Bevin in Kentucky Governor Race

    10/17/2019 7:36:21 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16, 2019 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Voter backlash against the Democrat impeachment inquiry of President Trump and strong support for the president in Kentucky appear to be key factors helping Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in his re-election battle against Democrat challenger Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Bevin, first elected governor in November 2015, is seeking a second four-year term as governor and faces Beshear in a November 5 general election. A poll released by Maxon-Dixon Polling & Strategy on Wednesday shows that Bevin has pulled into a tie with Beshear, a significant improvement from the eight point deficit he had in the race as measured in...
  • Transgender Men Ads Lead to 8-Point Voter Swing to Repub Matt Bevin from Dem Andy Beshear

    10/08/2019 11:53:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 19 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A conservative group notes polling data shows an eight-point swing in voters’ shift to incumbent GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from Democrat candidate Andy Beshear after they view ads highlighting Beshear’s support of biological men competing in women’s sports. The Campaign for American Principles (CAP) states: The ads are moving voters in an incredible way — the chart below represents over 2,000 respondents. The gray bar represents Bevin’s support among voters BEFORE seeing the ad and the blue bar is Bevin’s support from voters AFTER seeing the ad. For voters 45-54, Bevin sees an 8pt increase in support, 55-64 give...
  • Faith leaders call out Bevin on abortion (Mega Barf Alert)

    08/13/2019 8:13:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Forward Ky com ^ | AUG 13, 2019 | Bruce Maples
    After Governor Bevin said that Baptists should be “insulted” by Andy Beshear’s first campaign ad, due to Beshear’s stance on abortion, a group of faith leaders that included Baptist ministers called out the governor. In a press conference held in front of Douglas Boulevard Christian Church, a group of faith leaders across the religious spectrum spoke of their faith and of reproductive rights, and accused the governor of using abortion as a tool to divide Kentuckians, rather than bring them together. And, they emphasized the ability and the rights of women to make their own healthcare decisions, calling the shaming...
  • Beshear’s first ad touts his Baptist heritage. Bevin says Baptists should be insulted.

    08/13/2019 7:40:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | Daniel Desrochers
    Gov. Matt Bevin continued his crusade to focus the 2019 gubernatorial election on the issue of abortion rights Wednesday, releasing a video that accused Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Democratic nominee for governor, of insulting people of Baptist faith. The video was in response to Beshear’s first television ad of the general election, which featured Beshear talking about how his grandfather and great-grandfather were Baptist preachers and how their faith guided his principles. “I think it’s insulting to the Baptist tradition, I think it’s insulting to the people of Baptist faith to try and couch what his grandfather and great...
  • Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Pro-Life Legislation as Court Hears Challenge

    08/09/2019 9:10:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    BREITBART ^ | AUG 9, 2019 | Dr Susan Berry
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed into law four pieces of pro-life legislation as an appeals court heard a challenge brought by the ACLU regarding a state abortion safety law. On Thursday, Bevin signed SB 9, the Heartbeat Bill, which bans an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected; SB 50, a measure that requires doctors to provide abortion pill patients with information regarding the reversal of the effects of the drug; HB 5, which bans abortion based on sex, race, or perceived disability of the unborn child; and HB 148, a measure that would ban abortion entirely in...
  • LIVE THREAD: Kentucky Election Results

    11/05/2019 3:53:23 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 473 replies
    KET ^ | 11/5/2019 | KET
    Live Coverage and drop down list for each race with county by county results: or click link below:
  • AP retracts call in Kentucky gubernatorial race

    11/05/2019 7:33:42 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    AP ^ | November 5, 2019 | The Associated Press
    The Kentucky governor's race is too close to call. GOP Gov. Matt Bevin, supported by President Trump, is fighting for his political life against a Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear. Follow our full election coverage.
  • GOP's Bevin refuses to concede as Kentucky gubernatorial race goes down to the wire

    11/05/2019 11:08:06 PM PST · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 05 2019 | Gregg Re
    Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede late Tuesday in Kentucky's gubernatorial race, citing "irregularities" -- potentially kickstarting weeks of uncertainty as the closely-watched contest with national implications remains too close to call. The history-making evening also saw Republicans decisively hold onto the governorship in Mississippi despite a fierce Democratic challenge, while Democrats took complete control over the Virginia statehouse for the first time in 26 years. On Monday, Trump had called on an "angry majority" of voters to boost the relatively unpopular Bevin in Kentucky, in a nod to Richard Nixon's "silent majority" and Ronald Reagan's "moral majority."...

    11/05/2019 9:45:22 PM PST · by bpete123 · 65 replies
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Libertarian Party of Kentucky says it is celebrating “delicious tears from Bevin supporters after Tuesday’s general election ended with a victory from Democrat Andy Beshear, a victory Governor Matt Bevin disputes. The Libertarian Party says it is thrilled to have “split the vote”. “IN AN IDEAL WORLD, WE ELECT LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATES AND ADVANCE LIBERTY. FAILING THAT, WE PUSH MAINSTREAM CANDIDATES TOWARDS LIBERTY TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE. - ADVERTISEMENT - BUT IF WE CAN’T DO THOSE THINGS, WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO SPLIT THE VOTE IN A WAY THAT CAUSES DELICIOUS TEARS. TONIGHT THERE ARE PLENTY OF...
  • Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

    11/05/2019 9:21:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Kwwl ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | AP
    <p>Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action.</p>