Maryland’s Anti-Marriage Equality Referendum Losing in New Poll

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 2:07 pm

The State of Maryland may soon legalize same-sex marriage. Earlier this year the state legislature passed a new law allowing same-sex marriage but it won’t go into effect unless the voters of the state reject a veto referendum put on the ballot by opponents. A poll released by Marylanders for Marriage Equality indicates the electorate [...]

Washington State Voters to Decide on Marriage Equality This November

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 12:32 pm

This November the voters of Washington State will decide whether or not to permit same-sex marriages. Earlier this year Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, but conservative activists launched a petition gathering campaign to stop the law until it was submitted to a popular referendum. According to the Secretary of [...]

The Elites Have Been Saved from a Greek Referendum

By: Friday November 4, 2011 3:27 pm

Earlier this week I speculated that the possible Greek referendum on the EU bailout/austerity deal could have potentially cost Obama the 2012 re-election. I thought this because while I believe Greece telling their creditors to go shove it would have been the best long term solution for Greece, it would likely cause some short term [...]

The Referendum That Could Indirectly Bring Down Obama

By: Tuesday November 1, 2011 3:17 pm

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has called for a referendum on the newest EU bailout/austerity program forced on the country. This has caused a rebellion in his own party. The austerity measures that were imposed with the past EU deals have been deeply unpopular with the Greek people, and polls show voters disapprove of this [...]

Referendum to Protect Same-Day Voter Registration Likely on Maine’s 2011 Ballot

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 3:02 pm

Following the Republican wave in 2010, GOP controlled state governments all over the country started implementing laws to restrict voting access. They claimed their efforts were to reduce “voting fraud” but the real focus behind the push was to make it harder for young people, college students, people who live in urban areas, and low [...]

Ohio SB5 Will Be on Ballot; 1 Million Signatures Turned In (5x The Number Needed)

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 1:52 pm

Labor is fired up for this fight. As with the recalls in Wisconsin there is going to be a lot of money and effort poured into defeating this bill at the ballot box. It should be a good indicator of which way the wind is blowing heading into 2012.

Referendum on Alternative Voting Defeated in the UK

By: Friday May 6, 2011 7:30 pm

This week, voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls and decided strongly against a referendum on switching federal elections to alternative voting, or “AV,” also known as “instant-runoff voting” (IRV). From the BBC: UK voters have rejected a change to the voting system, a blow to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after heavy [...]

OH-Sen: Brown’s Re-election Prospects Improve Substantially

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:49 pm

In the last few months Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D) re-election prospects in Ohio have improved significantly according to new polling from PPP. There’s been a fundamental shift in the Ohio political landscape over the last three months and it looks like the biggest beneficiary of that could be Sherrod Brown. When PPP polled Ohio in [...]

Ohio’s Anti-Labor SB 5 Would Likely Lose in a Referendum

By: Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Ohio Senate Bill 5, the anti-collective bargaining legislation being pushed by Buckeye State Republicans, is extremely unpopular with the voters in the state, according to a new PPP poll. Ohio Senate Bill 5 may not be in effect for very long…54% of voters in the state say they’d repeal it in an election later this [...]

Strong Progress Made in Wisconsin Recall Campaign

By: Tuesday March 8, 2011 12:05 pm

Getting legitimate signatures equal to 25 percent of the total vote in the last election in only 60 days is an extremely tough task for Democrats hoping to recall some of Wisconsin’s Republican state senators, but so far, they are off to a very good start. From Greg Sargent: Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the [...]

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