Tag Archive: voting

Sep 04 2015

Nelson Honored, Voting Centers Approved

Making Democracy Work Award

Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson was honored Tuesday with the Making Democracy Work Award from the Smith County League of Women Voters. “We give the award every year to someone who has made a difference in the community,” the local organization’s President Andie Rathbone said. “We decided to give it to Karen for her …

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Aug 21 2015

Trump Moons America, Has Wonderful Time


By Roger Simon The Republican clown car lacks a designated driver. It careens around the country, carrying the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination. Seventeen people are trying to grab the wheel. But nobody has even a learner’s permit. When I was a teenager, “mooning” out car windows was popular. We would speed down Chicago’s …

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Aug 14 2015

THE ANSWER MAN: Rocking the Vote

This week, The Answer Man looks at voting in the United States. 1. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads in part, “The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves”? …

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Oct 15 2014

Voter ID Remains In Effect

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Texas, Voter ID Remains In Effect AUSTIN—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today ruled unanimously that the State’s voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The Texas Attorney General’s office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, Deputy Communications Director: “We …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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Jan 05 2012

District 7 candidates to hold public forum

State Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) has agreed to four candidate forums to be held before the end of early voting. “I am glad that Mr. Merritt has finally decided he is willing to attend a public candidate forum with me,” said Rep. Simpson. “Despite multiple attempts two years ago to set up a public forum …

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